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    Is it possible that a certain theme may drain the battery faster than others? I just dl'ed and set a theme today and my battery life is noticeably worse..I was previously using a default theme.

    Also getting more memory drain
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    Hmm, i never thought of that. Themes are just static images still, with placements of icons. If there isnt a phone call or any activity going on, its not taxing the battery more than usual. Unless there are now themes with an active background.
    But check if there are any apps open and running using gps, or updates.

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    Yeah its weird. Its just the only thing I can come up with from yesterday to today. Very odd. Haven't had any severe memory leaks either and today it told me I'm low on memory twice and I had to do a battery pull.

    No apps running or anything. I can't attribute it to anything else.
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    Is that an animated theme or hidden dock theme?
    If yes some maybe that could be the reason.
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    animation can cause the device to run slower, as ealvnv noted above. also any custom theme will run differently than the default themes. the more graphic/custom elements a theme has, the larger the file is, and subsequently the slower the device will run because its taking up more memory.

    as a general rule, always perform a reset (battery pull) after installing a theme to reset the memory. that may make a difference on how your device runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrichiodo View Post
    animation can cause the device to run slower, as ealvnv noted above. also any custom theme will run differently than the default themes. the more graphic/custom elements a theme has, the larger the file is, and subsequently the slower the device will run because its taking up more memory.

    as a general rule, always perform a reset (battery pull) after installing a theme to reset the memory. that may make a difference on how your device runs.
    Is there a way to tell how big the file is on a theme that only has an ota link?
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    on the download page/window ... there will be a file size

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