Battery: Why is Home & Lock Screen always #1?

BulkHedd

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Nov 13, 2006
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In my battery usage Home & Lock Screen is always #1 for me. Why is that?
 
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jclardy

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Oct 6, 2008
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Yeah I've noticed the same. I am not sure what it is...but I am guessing that it is counting push notifications, notification center, today widgets, and the multitasking view. I think it is just the coverall for system tasks, but that is just my guess.

I am more wondering why they called it "Home & Lockscreen" and not "System" or something along those lines.
 

kbty824

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Sep 15, 2014
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Make sure to turn off the Parallax effect.... if it's on...your phone is utilizing the motion sensors to adjust the background.....
 

cynics

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I believe home screen and lock refer to idle status.

So push notifications, any updates going on, email fetch, etc.

I notice mine is pretty high on the list too.
 

BulkHedd

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I guess I just feel like my battery life isn't as good as my iPhone 5 was.
It doesn't seem alarmingly bad but just not as good.
 
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