1. shathis's Avatar
    As we all know, turning off push notifications saves power.

    Sure, fine, good - but I've been searching for an answer to a slight variation on this question. My phone's a bit old and dies quite quickly now, so it's hard to measure battery savings unless it's completely in Airplane mode.

    I'd like to know - does the AMOUNT of apps requesting push notifications have any appreciable effect on how much battery life is drained? If Twitter is on, does turning on Facebook as well double the drain? Or is it a zero-sum-game where if you have the notifications on at ALL, it doesn't matter how many - they'll drain the battery nearly the same if it's 1 or 100 apps

    Given push notifications transmit nearly no data, I can't see it would be a "heavy data use" drain. I'm just curious, would having five apps on push notifications be any different than 10, 20 or 50?

    I was thinking if it DOES matter, I could always route most of the important ones through Boxcar.
    03-06-2011 11:53 AM