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v3 build 823 - High Battery Consumption

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Before posting here, please try the following:

Settings / Look and Feel / Player UI / Chromecast Button - Disable (+ restart Poweramp by dropping it from recents when it's not playing)
This helps with some un-updated/failing Play services libraries being loaded into Poweramp and increasing battery usage.

Settings / Library / Scanner / Auto-scan - Disable
This helps with some apps constantly/frequently sending file system change event causing Poweramp to rescan frequently and increasing battery usage.

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I've had auto scanning and chromecast disabled for a long time now, and it has NOT fixed this issue with the overheating and high battery usage.

So this is bug is not resolved by any means. 

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8 hours ago, lasse said:

I've had auto scanning and chromecast disabled for a long time now, and it has NOT fixed this issue with the overheating and high battery usage.

So this is bug is not resolved by any means. 

Yep. The first day i disabled auto-scanning, i got the high usage android notification -- i wasn't even skipping through my library and the volume was down.

And have experienced it a few more times after that. So yeah, this is not resolved. 

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The screen grabs are in probably chaotic order, but I hope they point to what surprised me after leaving PA idle. 

What are wakelocks, and do I care? 

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@RBEmerson Android version you have can’t distinguish between multiple apps loaded into single process (Poweramp itself and Unlocker).

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On 8/5/2019 at 10:47 PM, andrewevenstar said:

Yep. The first day i disabled auto-scanning, i got the high usage android notification -- i wasn't even skipping through my library and the volume was down.

And have experienced it a few more times after that. So yeah, this is not resolved. 

 

I'm back here to report that the Chromecast trick worked for that day only. The power consumption is still high, just like before. 😣

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On 8/6/2019 at 6:14 PM, maxmp said:

@RBEmerson Android version you have can’t distinguish between multiple apps loaded into single process (Poweramp itself and Unlocker).

Considering PA and the unlocker are tightly bound, what matters is why directly related PA activity is at the top of the battery consumption list. The icon question is not the primary problem. 

@krazzyvishal Did you check to see if Chromecast re-asserted itself. For some reason, it returned on my phone. It's disabled now, but I'm watching to see if it magically returns. 

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@RBEmerson from your screenshot it looks like it sorts by wakelock duration usage. Audio playing always have implicit system wakelock for the duration of the playback. Phone can’t play audio while it’s asleep. Thanks!

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🙁🙁🙁🥺 it's sad that this isn't reproducible on your end while so many users are facing it. Can a device log help you understand what is causing it for us? 

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12 hours ago, krazzyvishal said:

🙁🙁🙁🥺 it's sad that this isn't reproducible on your end while so many users are facing it. Can a device log help you understand what is causing it for us? 

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In a bid to find a solution for myself, I, at last, removed the beta version of Google Play Services, thinking that's the last one that can cause problems and installed the public version and tested the battery consumption again.

Surprisingly, it shows happy results. Will test this again during commute tomorrow morning and post it. For now, here are the results. 

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I never had the beta of Google Play Services installed and encounter the issue for any version newer than 820, including the build posted without Play Services integration.

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what was the first version this bug was reported on? anyway we could get a repack of the version right before that one? or is it just too far back. 

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Build 820 is available in the downloads section at top of this forum, and doesn't have the issue. 

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In my experience, 820 didn't fix the problem. Leaving WiFi and BT on seems to increase drain and heating. Your Mileage May Vary

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Poweramp v3 build 841

Android 9

One Plus 7 Pro

I'm experiencing high battery usage by Poweramp.

Auto Scan: Off

Chromecast : Off

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Chiming in with the same problem... I think it started happening around May for me

After a while, Poweramp just starts using so much CPU that it noticeably heats up the phone. In my battery history screenshot, I plugged in my phone and went to sleep with music playing... 45-ish minutes later the battery temperature went up from the increased CPU usage

The only fix I know of is force-closing Poweramp manually. My Galaxy S9+ (Exynos) will actually force-close Poweramp all by itself without asking (prompting the "Poweramp was killed!" message in the app) if it's not playing music after the bug starts happening.

If there's any more information that I can give to help troubleshoot the problem I will gladly do so. The suggestions stickied at the top of this thread did not help.

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