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Hefty battery drain.

khaiern
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Not sure how battery drain is suppose to be, but playing music for 20 minutes should not drain the battery that much.

Spotify also keeps on draining while note playing.

 

Phone is a galaxy s2 running stable version of Slimkat/slimroms, 4.4.2.

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Re: Hefty battery drain.

Joe
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I'd recommend going back to the stock ROM and seeing if that makes a difference, particularly as Spotify can't offer support for custom ROMs.

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Re: Hefty battery drain.

cmostang
Newbie

I'm having the same problem - seems to be something to do with Slimkat on the i9100.

See http://forum.slimroms.net/topic/1490-spotify-stops-playing-and-draining-battery/

Re: Hefty battery drain.

Reinsen
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seems to be a kitkat related problem. a nexus 5 stock user faces the same issue:

 

http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Android/Spotify-for-Android-causing-massive-battery-drain-and-h...

Re: Hefty battery drain.

mmiles19
Music Fan

Hey khaiern,

 

I would recommend that, if you use Spotify Premium, be sure you're not streaming in really high quality, as that can drain your battery more (and can be changed in the Settings menu). Of course, if you are using Spotify Premium (or wanted to start), you could also download your playlists to your phone and listen offline, which would help curb the drain on your battery due to 3G/4G/WiFi use. 

 

Otherwise, I'm afraid I can't be much help. It very well may be a problem with the OS. 

I wanted to remind you also that this issue has been brought up in other posts so I would recommend next time contributing to another post instead of starting your own -- one post with multiple contributors is likely to get a better response than many posts with few contributors.

 

Thanks and good luck!

 

-mmiles19

--mmiles19

Ain't no party like an EDM party cuz' an EDM party don't stop!

Re: Hefty battery drain.

khaiern
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Hey mmiles19,

 

Thanks for the reply

 

As for your suggestion everything is downloaded and played locally as offline. 

 

As for other posts, of those I found none of them had the issue with slimkat and they are either half a year old or a year old.

Android roms and spotify versions changes from day to day, week to week, so contributing to a so old post won't help anyone.

I thinks it would just draw the focus of the original post or the new message won't get noticed at all.

 

-khaiern

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Re: Hefty battery drain.

Joe
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I'd recommend going back to the stock ROM and seeing if that makes a difference, particularly as Spotify can't offer support for custom ROMs.

Re: Hefty battery drain.

Reinsen
Regular

thats a good point, but what about the guy with the nexus 5 on stock rom having the exact same issue? is there anybody using a kitkat rom, that doesnt experience this? i guess kitkat isnt on too many devices yet...

Re: Hefty battery drain.

Joe
Community Legend

I have android 4.4.2 on both my devices and they work fine. I had an issue on my Nexus a while back - it was almost too hot to hold and I discovered that musixmatch, which I had installed, was responsible. I think you'll find that android 4.4 is installed on far more devices than you think.

Re: Hefty battery drain.

Jaguwar
Music Fan

I'm sorry, but the newer version of Spotify seems to make things worse.

Runing on a Google Nexus 5, unrooted.

I used to be able to run Spotify locally (all downloaded playlists) for at least 8 hours straight and still have a charge.

Now it barely lasts 3-4 hours.

What's up with that? :(

Re: Hefty battery drain.

Joe
Community Legend

Hi. ANy chance of a screen capture of the Battery display showing this?

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