My Avast battery saver application keeps suggesting I shut down the SE app. It indicates that it uses 10 times the battery my second most energy-consumming app uses.

Any fix or explanations?

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IMG: Avast Battery Saver IMG: Over the last week : In red is background use, and green shows active use. Process time used is 1 hour.

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    How did you analyze the issue is SE? Any data you want to share? How did you use that app in the meantime? – Patrick Hofman Oct 8 '15 at 13:19
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    Does that arrow next to 'Stack Exchange 12%' gives any specific details? If yes, consider adding it. – HackerKarma Oct 8 '15 at 13:46
  • I added a second screenshot. Avast is in French, but I offered a translation for most of the items in the image description. – Jean-François Gagnon Oct 8 '15 at 16:04
  • Probably late, but have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app to make it run clean as new? While I've mentioned that I don't have this issue, I'm really curious as why you have it. The possible causes are usually related to synchronization failure, hogging the resource and thus draining battery... Were you using many SE widgets? Did you receive push notifications from SE app? – Meta Andrew T. Oct 12 '15 at 4:03
  • Yes I have push notification. I Will try to reinstall. – Jean-François Gagnon Oct 12 '15 at 4:05
  • Reinstalling did not fix the issue. – Jean-François Gagnon Oct 13 '15 at 0:51
  • What does your phone's internal battery usage graph indicate? Avast could be wrong. For what it's worth, even with fairly heavy usage, the SE app doesn't make it into my top 10 battery drainers. – ale Oct 18 '15 at 1:05
  • Rather than uninstalling/reinstalling, have you tried force stopping and clearing the data and cache? – ale Oct 18 '15 at 1:05

What if you restrict background data usage for this app? That way SE won't run except when you open it. It might work.

You can do it this way:

  • Open Settings
  • Go to Data Usage
  • Look for the Stack Exchange App
  • Toggle "Restrict app background data" to disable background data on cellular networks

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