is widget locker eating anyone else's battery life?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by jimikeys, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. spillner

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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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    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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    Aha... I'll check this out.
     
  8. DELUXDroid

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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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    Running the updated version so far and it seems to be fixed. 4 hours after disconnecting and I still have a full battery. It would have been at 50% by now if the bug was still present.

    Also... the ICS Lock Screen is absolute baller! I customized mine to have 4 points to it and moved it into the center. Loving it...
     
  10. t1.8matt

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    No prob with battery, on my d2g or my d3.

    Sent from my DROID3 using DroidForums
     
  11. DELUXDroid

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    Yea they definitely fixed the bug. I can go 16 hours now while consuming only 30%-40% of the battery. :) :)
     
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    I used it and loved it. But it drained my battery horribly as well. Haven't used it for some time now and have been fine.

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