The last four days, I have been wondering why my phone (Motorola Moto G 4G) was overheating, and burning through its battery at a stupefying pace.
So it turns out that the cause of this problem was the Stack Exchange app, particularly when not on WiFi.
- Instead of the usual 50% or so battery use for screen usage, it now lists "mobile standby" as the most energy-consuming functionality, with about 20%. Let it be noted that my phone is without WiFi for about two hours a day. Pretty heavy network load.
- Next, looking at my data usage, it is not too hard to identify the problematic app: Stack Exchange managed to burn through a whopping 100MB - in a single day. For the past week, it lists 6MB as front-end use. Thus, at least 94MB was burnt by the SE app in the background in a single day.
This data usage statistic is absolutely ludicrous and I would like to see a fix as soon as possible (I have disabled SE app in the mean time). Naturally, it may be that it is due to something I or my phone did.
Please advise on known issues and workarounds (bug tag might need to be removed in this case).
Some things I recall doing with my phone over the last week that might be relevant:
- Trying to load a deleted comment from my feed;
- Disabling Cloud Print and Google Newsstand built-in apps.
Version: Android 4.4.4, SE 1.0.57.