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Thread: is widget locker eating anyone else's battery life?

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    I tried it on my D3 and noticed an increase in battery drain with only the stock clock widget. Also noticed that the phone was significantly "warmer" than without the program. Uninstalled, now battery life and temperature is back to normal.
    Since I use Go Launcher EX and lots of Go widgets, i wonder if the combination is part of the problem. Any one having battery drain also using Go apps?
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    Ok so I contacted the developer and he said that while he had lots of bionic users who had no problems he did have a beta that had a work around for a similar problem in the moto photon.
    He set me up with the beta version and its great. No more battery drain. 17 hours and still at 30 percent. Have to say that's the fastest response I ever got from a software developer. Heck it may be the only response I ever got. Love this program.
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    Contacted the dev and he is working on an update that corrects the issue. Its being beta tested now with good results.
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    Bionic user here on my first day with WidgetLocker. Seems like normal battery usage so far. Maybe my version already has the update spoken about earlier in this thread?

    It's a GREAT app. It really increases the usability of the Bionic. I sincerely hope that I don't see battery issues over time with this app, as it will be a bummer to have to chuck it.
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    V2.2.1 is on the market and seems to fix the Motorola battery drain issues.
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    Well, as of day 1 with WidgetLocker, there's no appreciable difference in battery life. I am at the same level as every other work day since 9/8.

    I think this app is a keeper!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimikeys View Post
    I installed and my battery life went to hell... i deactivated it and it came back to normal... just wondering if its just me
    I havent tried it on my D3, but on my X2 I noticed an immediate impact on batt so I removed and my problem went away. Just got my D3 so im not sick of the lock screen yet. Even if I got tired of my lock screen I wouldnt used widget locker after seeing what it did to my X2 batt. Makes sense to use a significant amount more since it is always running.
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    WidgetLocker is a MASSIVE battery hog. Not sure why. I was using it with absolutely NO WIDGETS even and it still was killing my battery about 200-300% faster. Uninstalled WidgetLocker and I went back to about 20-30% battery consumption per day.

    I don't recommend using it until they resolve their battery consumption bugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgraper View Post
    V2.2.1 is on the market and seems to fix the Motorola battery drain issues.
    Aha... I'll check this out.
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    Also worth pointing out that GoLauncher just released GoLocker which integrates into it. It's very limited in features right now though, nowhere near as cool as WidgetLocker. It's also free.
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