1. pcguys's Avatar
    I installed and really enjoyed SwipePad:

    Something over the weekend was draining my battery, so to rule it out, I disabled swipepad.

    Question: because the app needs to constantly watch for you pressing a certain area of the screen, is that likely to be a battery killer?

    Just curious; at some point, I'll re-enable it and see if the drain comes back.

    08-06-2012 01:09 PM
  2. ETW11's Avatar
    I've been using it for a few weeks. Yes, it runs all the time in the background, but it doesn't do a whole lot. I haven't seen any effect on my battery. Perhaps you have installed another app that is harming your battery or changed settings on an existing one.
    08-06-2012 04:16 PM
  3. pcguys's Avatar
    I wonder if the act of constantly monitoring which pixels on the screen are pressed is a function of the OS/Kernel and not individual widgets?

    My gSam battery monitor was complaining about the kernel, and not this app by name.

    In any event, after a very good battery day yesterday (down only 30% in 16 hours), I turned swipepad on now and will see how I do today!

    08-07-2012 06:11 AM
  4. pcguys's Avatar
    Battery was good today with swipe pad on

    I guess it wasn't that
    08-07-2012 11:19 PM