Auto update or manual update more battery efficient?

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  1. mountainbikermark
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    I don't have a long history to draw from but i noticed twice on my phone it charged over night but it didn't reach 100% and right after taking off charger after phone off charge it started to drop dramatically even on standby.
    A few hours later I got a notice that some apps have an update available,I updated and battery drain showed down to normal.
    Is it more energy efficient or less to enable auto update?
    Thank you

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    I do not think it make a difference which option you use. Lets see what others say.
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    I don't know for sure, but I would guess that manual update would be more battery efficient, but by a negligible amount. I think all you would be saving is the little bit of background data that the Market uses to check for the update. Thats pretty crazy that you experienced such dramatic drain though.
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    Manual, by slight margin, because auto can make you download apps you don't want to dl. Anyways, they both check for updates equally, its just in auto-update it updates it for you automatically :)
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    I was thinking about auto updating just the ones that prove to to do updates often like Vignette.
    Again not a long history of charges on it. Juice defender lite doesn't allow me to keep data on poll settings while plugged in but something was keeping going last night while it was charging, usage said os was biggest user and that's the only thing I could think of.
    Thanks

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    I thought the first time it did it that it was the virus scan app I had installed before going to bed but its not on the phone now.
    Only other variable I Van think of is both times I had used google sky but I force closed it and made sure gps was off so now I'm totally confused

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