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Default Fancy widget drains the battery

I have a problem with Fancy widget.
My battery takes about 2-3 days to discharge and I'm happy for this, but at the end of the battery, before charging it, if I open the menu Device Info - Battery usage, I can see that Fancy widget takes from 13% to 30%. I think it is too much. I have also tried to set Fancy widget without auto update and without auto location but with no success.
Is it normal for you, this battery usage?
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Could you post a screen shot where it shows Fancy Widget is using 30% of the battery ?

I think its highly unlikely that any widget could use that much battery.
 
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Lol, a screenshot where a Galaxy R lasts 3 days would be more interesting!
 
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I will post a screenshot when the battery is almost empty.
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This is a screenshot.
Sometimes Fancy drains battery and sometimes no.



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My friend which widgets of Fancy Widgets are you using ?

To reduce the battery usage I'll suggest you do the following:

- Configure Fancy Widget => Refresh Settings => Auto Refresh Never.

In the same menu do the following:

- Refresh on Unlock => Refresh Weather Only

- Unlock Refresh Delay => Set to 59mins

- Refresh on WiFi only => Tick(Optional)

- Now go to Location Settings => Untick 'Geo Location' & 'GPS'(Put in the location manually)

Do update here if this helps.
 
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I'm using 4x1 Fancy widget with Lg skin but the same was without skin.
Now I try your specification but last week I have set the widget with no geolocations, no gps and no auto update without improvement.

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I'm using 4x1 Fancy widget with Lg skin but the same was without skin.
Now I try your specification but last week I have set the widget with no geolocations, no gps and no auto update without improvement.

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I have used the 4x2 widget without even the Fancy Widgets being shown in the battery usage list, well maybe I am using other applications more.

You can also try to reinstall the app maybe that could help.
 
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Sometimes Fancy drains battery and sometimes no.



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2 days on bat unbelivable, i hardly get about 12~15 hours on bat, ur display is taking only 4%, u keep ur phone in sleep all the time? Can u plz tell about ur usage?

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^ ^ ^ From the battery screenshot we can ascertain that he uses his handset sparingly.

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