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    Default Lookout Mobile Security and battery drain?

    Has anyone experienced higher battery drain after installing this app and letting I run in the background. Also, it needs a location source for the "find your lost phone" function, so would enabling "Use wireless networks" in the location services menu cause higher battery drain also?
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    I installed lookout today and today I got 21 hours with moderate use. I am also using juice defender. I don't see lookout as a battery drainer

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrdatrackstar View Post
    Has anyone experienced higher battery drain after installing this app and letting I run in the background. Also, it needs a location source for the "find your lost phone" function, so would enabling "Use wireless networks" in the location services menu cause higher battery drain also?
    I've had no noticeable drain from it. Check the backup settings to make sure it's not trying to backup when you don't have a strong signal. Also I would recommend unchecking "backup photos" if you have it checked.
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    I got almost 48 hour out of my phone yesterday with look out running the whole time... I would say its not a drain on my battery.
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    I don't really see how it could be a drain.

    Besides the periodic backups, it doesn't really do anything unless you install an app or use the Find My Phone feature.
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    yeah, no drain here.
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    I haven't noticed a drain, but I'm not allowing it to "Use Wireless Networks" to locate. At least, not yet.
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    Default Re: Lookout Mobile Security and battery drain?

    Yes! My battery is going out very quickly just today. I've had Lookout for several weeks without a problem. But, since my phone battery has been going down so quickly today I went to check the battery usage app. It said Lookout was responsible 64% of my battery usage. To put things in perspective, my screen was using 3% and usually the screen is the largest culprit.
    I don't know what/why/how, but something with Lookout is going on, and its eating my battery.
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    Default Re: Lookout Mobile Security and battery drain?

    Same thing here--there must have been a recent change and lookout premium became a battery hog for me

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