Does the AN app drain your battery?

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    I'm just trying to gauge if this is happening to others. I am rarely on a computer anymore and like to read AN on my down time during the day. I don't even post much at all, but I read plenty. I can see my battery go down as soon as I open AN! For example today, I've had the app open for about 3 hours. Reading on and off, not continually. Started with 100% charge that is now down to 28%.

    Oh wait, just went down to 27%.

    It just seems that this app sucks battery right up, which is strange considering that it is only text. We're not streaming video or music!

    Oh well, just wondering if others have this experience. Thanks!

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    I have an iPhone as well. The batteries in these things just suck. You can let it just sit there and your battery will drain out. If I'm using ANY app your battery drains out too, or at least mine does.
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    How many apps do you have open at once (perhaps not realizing). You double press the home button. Then hold on the app icon and press the red minus sign to close out the app. Once i started doing that regularly my battery lasts longer. Apps that use the Internet ( especially your 3G/4g rather than wi-fi use more energy than stand alone apps )
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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    How many apps do you have open at once (perhaps not realizing). You double press the home button. Then hold on the app icon and press the red minus sign to close out the app. Once i started doing that regularly my battery lasts longer. Apps that use the Internet ( especially your 3G/4g rather than wi-fi use more energy than stand alone apps )
    I had the same problem as others stated here, then a coworker told me about what you just wrote, Beachy. It REALLY helped.
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    Yup. Always close all my apps when I'm done. Generally, my battery lasts from morning to night. I only charge at night -- unless I open AN. Then I know I have to be home near a charger

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    Also, you can now download Tapatalk and use AN via that.

    In addition to closing your apps, look in your notifications in your settings and stop notifications on everything possible. For me, I still have notifications for my phone/voice mails but nothing else.
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    Quote from traumaRUs
    Also, you can now download Tapatalk and use AN via that.

    In addition to closing your apps, look in your notifications in your settings and stop notifications on everything possible. For me, I still have notifications for my phone/voice mails but nothing else.
    Thanks! I'll try that app.

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    I did not realize how many apps I had that are Sending me notifications that I never look at! I had 50+ apps that send notifications! I hope that turning most of them off will help improve my battery. Thanks for the tip!
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