1. gab1972's Avatar
    There are a lot of great battery apps (by "a lot" I mean a handful) that look great and give some great information and stats. Currently, I'm using Battery Performance and I like it. However, I'd like an app that shows me what apps are draining my battery. It's one thing to know that your battery is draining at x %/hr, but it's even more useful if I can see what app is draining my battery the most - so I can get rid of it! I know there are the usual culprits, but it'd be nice to pinpoint.

    Anyone?
    07-30-2013 07:31 AM
  2. crash1989's Avatar
    There is no api available for developers than can provide such detail. Devs are working on what is available and Battery Performance is really good at making the best of what is available.
    gab1972 likes this.
    07-30-2013 07:35 AM
  3. Booston's Avatar
    I haven't seen one, but am with you on wanting that feature.
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    07-30-2013 07:35 AM
  4. hopmedic's Avatar
    Crash is correct - there is no API for this. But a little trick that can help is to check Data Sense if you have it. I've used this to help narrow down high-power apps. It's not perfect, because it depends on them using data, but odds are good that power-using apps are using data.
    07-30-2013 11:16 AM
  5. gab1972's Avatar
    Crash is correct - there is no API for this. But a little trick that can help is to check Data Sense if you have it. I've used this to help narrow down high-power apps. It's not perfect, because it depends on them using data, but odds are good that power-using apps are using data.
    I have a L928 and my Data Sense only shows Usage and Overview. Nothing in there about the battery.
    07-31-2013 06:52 AM
  6. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I have a L928 and my Data Sense only shows Usage and Overview. Nothing in there about the battery.
    No, he is saying to see what app is using the most data, in turn an app that uses a lot of data will use a lot more power than a standard app....

    So, if you have a app that runs in the background that uses a lot of data, it could be causing a battery related issue. Disable or remove it for a few days to see if that resolves the issue.
    07-31-2013 08:43 AM
  7. gab1972's Avatar
    No, he is saying to see what app is using the most data, in turn an app that uses a lot of data will use a lot more power than a standard app....

    So, if you have a app that runs in the background that uses a lot of data, it could be causing a battery related issue. Disable or remove it for a few days to see if that resolves the issue.
    Ah, gotcha. Clever.
    07-31-2013 09:28 AM
  8. inteller's Avatar
    apps only get 15 seconds to perform their task. If they keep the radio channel open that whole time whether they are getting a lot of data or not it is still going to pull down the battery. Data usage is not a good indicator.
    07-31-2013 09:30 AM

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