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  1. Cwey55's Avatar
    Can I just pipe in and say to all those that are unhappy with battery life on their g4... widgets like these are a battery killer.
    I know this and agree. But for me a good weather widget is a must as I work outdoors daily and in a different locale everyday, and am an avid runner. So weather at a glance is important enough to me to take the hit.

    That said I've made it known in the battery life discussions I'm one that has no issues managing my phone myself by turning on and off syncs, data, wifi, location etc. on and off as needed.

    I'm going on 11 hours unplugged and am at 93%.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-25-2015 03:48 PM
  2. Mikey47's Avatar
    I pointed out the battery thing because there are lots of people irate and/or careful about battery, and quite often people have a whole bunch of widgets... not just one.

    If you are aware of synch frequencies, it shouldn't be a problem.

    When you have 4 or 5 widgets (news... quite often multiple news widgets, email, weather) and they're synching and looking for location... one way to improve battery is to nuke those suckers.
    Yeah, it is usually the social media ones that kill your battery. Anything that downloads quite a bit of data or is constantly syncing. I avoid most widgets, but weather is one I live with whatever it "costs".
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    08-25-2015 04:03 PM
  3. greydarrah's Avatar
    My battery life improved noticeably after I turned off location/follow me services and typed in my location (city/state). For some reason, location services kill this phones battery. I actually think it's how Google is handling location services in 5.1 more than it being related to this specific phone.
    Kr0m and sswitzer like this.
    08-25-2015 06:17 PM
  4. Cwey55's Avatar
    My battery life improved noticeably after I turned off location/follow me services and typed in my location (city/state). For some reason, location services kill this phones battery. I actually think it's how Google is handling location services in 5.1 more than it being related to this specific phone.
    Yup if you look in location settings Google play services or Google app will always be top of the location requests list.

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    sswitzer likes this.
    08-26-2015 05:57 AM
  5. cybersud's Avatar
    Got a put a vote in for my favorite, NOAA Weather...


    Simple app that pulls data direct from the NOAA site for US weather. Clean widget, responsive developer.
    bluemoongreg likes this.
    08-26-2015 09:46 AM
  6. bluemoongreg's Avatar
    I'll second NOAA Weather, using both the app & widget.
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    08-26-2015 10:55 AM
  7. JayWill's Avatar
    I'm a fan of Transparent Clock and Weather. Very nice widgets, lots of customization and decent weather app. 1Weather is nice too. I didn't care much for Yahoo weather mainly due to limited widget options. Maybe it's better now.

    That said, since getting my G4 I've been using the stock smart widget because it's new and shiny and I kind of like the smart cards. I'm sure I'll get bored with it eventually though and move to my standard Nova Launcher and a 3rd party weather/clock widget.
    08-26-2015 11:32 AM
  8. JohnnyBroccoli's Avatar
    I'm a big fan of Yahoo Weather app and especially their corresponding widget(s).
    08-26-2015 12:51 PM
  9. gendo667's Avatar
    Love the Yahoo Weather App. Great widgets.
    Attached Thumbnails What weather app are you using?-1440668705193.jpg  
    08-27-2015 04:45 AM
  10. scottysize's Avatar
    Been using Weather.com's app for years. Love it. No issues.
    08-27-2015 09:50 AM
  11. Alex Wetzel's Avatar
    Currently using The Weather Channel app. I like that their forecasts are accurate and up-to-date. Their widgets are ugly unfortunately.
    08-29-2015 07:38 PM
  12. gendo667's Avatar
    Currently using The Weather Channel app. I like that their forecasts are accurate and up-to-date. Their widgets are ugly unfortunately.
    That's why I stopped using them. Their widgets are atrocious.
    08-29-2015 07:39 PM
  13. 804hokie's Avatar
    I used to be a huge WeatherBug fan...until their last major UI update. Now the phone app does not rotate into landscape. Pluss they now have a LOT of wasted space on their main screen.

    I really like 1Weather but have the same problem - it only works in portrait mode, no landscape. 😢
    Hmm, I've never had any issues with WeatherBug; are you using regular or Elite? I've used Elite for a good four years now, and swear by it.
    08-30-2015 01:33 PM
  14. Mikey47's Avatar
    Hmm, I've never had any issues with WeatherBug; are you using regular or Elite? I've used Elite for a good four years now, and swear by it.
    Elite is no longer available or being updated (at one point I still had that APK, but no longer do). They only offer the new "free" version and now that they've updated the UI it no longer rotates on phones.
    08-30-2015 03:11 PM
  15. Mike Jochim's Avatar
    I prefer weatherunderground but I am enjoying better battery life by having none at all.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-30-2015 05:02 PM
  16. frifred's Avatar
    I use 3 weather apps! Weather & Clock Widget on my home screen (just because I like how it looks), eWeather HD when I want details and long range forecasts, and RadarNow if there is a storm going on (or about to). Of those, eWeather is my main go to weather app.
    08-31-2015 04:52 AM
  17. jhilker's Avatar
    This is why I like Yahoo Weather. Great local pictures, which show up on the widget as well! What weather app are you using?-uploadfromtaptalk1441109491322.jpg

    Sent from my Sprint LG G4 using Tapatalk.
    gendo667 likes this.
    09-01-2015 07:11 AM
  18. elin7683's Avatar
    I use Weather Wiz. this accurate free weather app provides you everything that you expect from a weather app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ion.weatherwiz
    08-05-2017 10:43 AM
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