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    Default What Is wake lock??

    I downloaded GSAM from the market place to see what is draining my battery so much especially when my screen is off. It show that ''wake lock'' is whats killing the battery. Its running all the time. What is this thing and how do i shut it down? Anyone know?
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    I would google it or ask @Samsunghelp


    Sent from the Beast that is Galaxy Note 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by boriqua2000 View Post
    I downloaded GSAM from the market place to see what is draining my battery so much especially when my screen is off. It show that ''wake lock'' is whats killing the battery. Its running all the time. What is this thing and how do i shut it down? Anyone know?
    Android developer: What is WakeLock?
    What is WakeLock?

    In order to prolong battery life, over time Android devices will first dim, then turn off the screen,
    before turning off the CPU. WakeLocks are a Power Manager system Service feature, available to your
    applications to control the power state of the host device.
    Wake Locks can be used to keep the CPU running, prevent the screen from dimming, prevent the screen
    from turning off, and prevent the keyboard backlight from turning off.

    Creating and holding Wake Locks can have a dramatic influence on the battery
    drain associated with your application. Its good practice to use Wake Locks only
    when strictly necessary, for as short a time as needed, and to release them as soon
    as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boriqua2000 View Post
    I downloaded GSAM from the market place to see what is draining my battery so much especially when my screen is off. It show that ''wake lock'' is whats killing the battery. Its running all the time. What is this thing and how do i shut it down? Anyone know?
    Is it the media server wakelock doing it?

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by steverowlands View Post
    Is it the media server wakelock doing it?

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
    Since the JB update on ATT S3 last week, I'm having some problems with the media server wakelock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bevcraw View Post
    Since the JB update on ATT S3 last week, I'm having some problems with the media server wakelock.
    Try going Settings - Application Manager, flick across to Running.

    Up the top will be a Show Cached Processes, click on Media, then stop it.

    It will restart again afterwards, but that has cured my battery woes.

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by steverowlands View Post
    Try going Settings - Application Manager, flick across to Running.

    Up the top will be a Show Cached Processes, click on Media, then stop it.

    It will restart again afterwards, but that has cured my battery woes.

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
    Thanks, Steve. I think I figured out a variation on your suggestion. Battery drain has been less the past couple of hours. We'll see if it holds.
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    Last edited by Philakid; 12-28-2012 at 06:03 PM.
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    If you want to know what is wakelock then I recommend you to to try "Wakelock detector", this app is all about wakelocks!
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...kelockdetector

    and there is a presentation about wakelocks here Android wakelock at SlideShare
    Last edited by Hikmat abdoollayev; 09-02-2013 at 06:55 AM.
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