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do widgets drain the battery?

2010-04-07, 17:05 PM

if you have an rss feed for news on your home screen does that drain the battery if the screen is black? does that rss feed keep updating and using power all the time or just when the phone turns back on?

i am just trying to see how to get my phone to not die in a few hours and if i have to take the news rss feeds off my home screen i will.

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Re: do widgets drain the battery?

2010-04-07, 17:13 PM

If the widget is checking for new stories at regular intervals, then yes, it will drain your battery.  Usually you can set this interval in the options for that widget.

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Re: do widgets drain the battery?

2010-04-07, 18:45 PM
i looked couldn't find anything but how often it refreshes or when, only opetion is how long to leave the stories up. i am talking about the rss feeds on the home page that come preloaded with the phone. the news feed and also the weather from accuweather. i am trying to see if it's worth it to leave them up or if they will just drain the battery
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Re: do widgets drain the battery?

2010-04-07, 19:25 PM
I can't find any way to change the refresh settings for RSS on the Devour...so I would assume that it updates every 15 minutes or so.  If you'd like to remove it to try to save on battery, I think that's a pretty logical decision.  I would make the same assumption about Accuweather.
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Re: do widgets drain the battery?

2010-04-07, 20:51 PM

Hi,

I'm not so sure about the widgets actually are using much power just because they are running. On one home screen I've got News, Clock and Calendar Widgets.Next home screen has Messages and Happenings Widgets, The next screen I have Moto Getting started and Tips & Tricks Widgets. These shouldn't use much juice untill there is an update and you are using sound & vibrate, which I do. I would think I would save some battery by turning off the vibration as it uses more juice. Also set your screen to go dark if you are not using any app or whatever. In my opinion the three things that use the most battery are 1. The Vibrate mode, 2. The Screen being on excessively, adjusting the brightness down really helps, and 3. Transmitting, which includes, talking, sending txt, leaving WIFI running.

Just my thoughts on this. My early traing was with my first transistor radio in the early sixties. My dad used to get pissed because I was always asking for 9volt batteries because I would fall asleep listening to the radio late at night.

Matt

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2010-04-07, 20:53 PM
Well, the widgets that have to download information (RSS feed, weather, etc.) might be using power.  The other widgets like tips and tricks, clock, etc. wouldn't be.
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Re: do widgets drain the battery?

2010-04-07, 21:01 PM
But wouldn't they be in a standby mode like the rest of the phone waiting for something to come down the pike so to speak?
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Re: do widgets drain the battery?

2010-04-07, 21:31 PM
It depends on whether they're getting updates while the phone is off.  It is possible for the phone to receive data while the screen is off (think about e-mails, texts, etc).  I'm just not sure if widgets fall under the same category.  If you want to be on the safe side, I would assume there is a little power drain though.
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Re: do widgets drain the battery?

2010-04-07, 21:51 PM
thanks for all the help. i figured id see if anyone knew.
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Re: do widgets drain the battery?

2010-05-07, 21:44 PM

The best way to conserve battery lifetime for this specific concern would be to select the "Batter Saver Mode" from the Battery Profiles listed under "Battery Manager", which disconnects the data connection after 30 minutes of inactivity.

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Warren @ Moto

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