Any app added which is ad supported does tend to hit battery use. I've done far too much testing and if you want to drop battery use you uninstall every app you can. It must be done to the point of pain and more. Only those new to this seem to disagree.
I’m not sure where to post this question, or even if it is “allowed” in CNET Forums, so apologies if it is not allowed!
I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active.
I have shared WiFi from my neighbour - (I hasten to add With His Permission!) - and Internet access only by WiFi. (The Data is turned off to work only by WiFi)
At bed time, I turn of my WiFi on the phone, after charging the phone to 100%. In the past the battery usually dropped down to about 94% to 91% during the night.
During the past week or so, it has dropped to around 38% to 40%.
I do not recall the date when I downloaded MalwareFox but it was fairly recently – in the last two weeks.
In case the battery drainage might be connected to the installation of this new app, I Forced Stop of it last evening.
This morning the battery was down to 46%.
I would be grateful for any insight or advice as to what might be causing the battery to drain at this new rate, and how to stop it happening!
Thanks in advance,