Is SwiftKey causing my battery to drain quicker than before?

For people experiencing higher than normal battery drain there are 2 typical reasons.

  1. If you are still using SwiftKey version 4.4 or 4.5, they had bugs that were occasionally causing excess battery drain. These have since been fixed. So please make sure you update to the newest version of SwiftKey.
  2. If you are on the newest version of SwiftKey, there is a rare bug with Google Play Services that causes Location Services to drain battery while in the SwiftKey Store. Google should be releasing a bug fix to this soon.

We’ve tested SwiftKey battery usage and found it to be only a minor drain on the battery compared to other applications. Here are the main sources of battery drain in our tests:

  1. Display
  2. Voice
  3. Google services
  4. Android system
  5. Wi-Fi
  6. Android OS

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