What is your SwiftKey bug?

Battery Drain / Excessive Battery Usage

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      • ErikErik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I started having problems with this promptly after installing Themer (the app that replaces your homescreen). Afterwards, Swiftkey consumed huge amounts of cpu (src: cpu overlay from dev menu) and drained the battery in half an hour, even though the keyboard was inactive. Uninstalling themer didn't help, rebooting the phone did. I'll post with more diagnosis if it happens again.
        Cyanogenmod latest showcase build for i9100, kitkat 4.4.4, swiftkey 5.0.1.87

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello guys! I am using a Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.4 (version KTU84P) and my Nexus are rooted. When I start use Swiftkey, my battery drains a lot. The app consumes till 15% of battery. I am using the latest version on Google Play, 5.0.1.177. Please, fix this. Or just give us a warning about it.

      • Christophe FajardoChristophe Fajardo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same thing for me with latest version (4.4.6.275) on KK 4.4.2. Swiftkey drained 87% of my battery life in 4h47mins last night.

      • Valentin BrasovValentin Brasov commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Latest version of SwiftKey (4.4.6.275) just drained 65% of the battery of my nexus 10 overnight with wifi turned on on the tablet running 4.4.2 and the wifi router off (so no connection)!!! Did it do this trying to connect in a loop to the cloud (because I have that option enabled) in order to synchronise predictions?! This is not acceptable!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a Nexus 7. I uninstalled Swiftkey and my battery usage went from 24 hours to 3 days. I use swiftkey on my phone and it works great. I think there is still a bug here

      • Martin EllisMartin Ellis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seems to be ok for me now, always been alright on phone but Nexus 7 was terrible. Fixed for me.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Adding to my previous comment below - I rebooted the phone and that doesn't help. I have to kill the app, or it kills the battery.

        I also see that nobody responded to my posts - is this thread even being monitored?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just to add to my previous comment: I do not have sync set up, so that shouldn't be the issue. The issue just started within the last couple of days. I haven't made any explicit changes to the setting. It used to be fine before. Running version 4.4.4.264.

        The battery problem is resolved if I kill the app. I'm using the system battery monitor. I'll try rebooting, but at the moment not currently sure if that will resolve it.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have the same problem right now. The CPU usage is high and it's killing my battery. Please fix ASAP.

      • TimTim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Battery drain since latest updates on my Neus 4. I got highest battery usage of 50% from swiftkey.
        Kills my battery very very hard.

      • ivanivan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Battery still drains.too many wakelocks. Please take this issue seriously and remove the tag completed.its definitely not complete.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not resolved for me - it appears that swiftkey got a wakelock last night and killed my Nexus 7 (2013) completely. I believe that this also happened the other day, though I didn't have time to investigate then so I'm not sure it was swiftkey. I'm am on 4.2.1.202 on an android 4.3 rom (Paranoid). Here are screenshots of the battery statistics: http://imgur.com/a/VRTbN

      • Martin EllisMartin Ellis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've never had a battery drain issue on a phone (galaxy nexus and currently HTC one) but on both my 2012 and 2013 nexus tablets the keep awake stats etc are unmanageable and app needed to be removed. I have done all the trouble shooting, same as i did on last year's tablet but it still happens. Love it on my phone, tho.

      • Jonathan Jacobson Jonathan Jacobson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The battery still drains far too quickly. I tried this ""stop" under Google backup transport. It didn't fix adequately. I am concerned all is ok before I buy the app. It really drains the battery very quickly

      • W. S.W. S. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same problem. Suddenly swiftkey takes > 50% battery. Backup&Sync are turned off.

        It seems I accidentially switched on the "trending phrases", maybe that's the reason? I switched it off now, let's see if that helps

        (SGS2/CM10.2)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        SwiftKey tablet on my table consumes about 60 percent of the battery. SwiftKey is really amazing but, battery drain made it worse. Please update soon.

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