I downloaded Android Bitcoin Wallet (version 6.17) on my android phone, and realized that the app drains battery a lot. The system showed 40% of battery was used to the wallet.

  • Does anyone have same issue?
  • Or is this happen to other different Bitcoin wallets?
  • Or should I kill the process after I open the app?

If Bitcoin Wallet drains battery a lot compared to other apps like Whatsapp, Facebook that run background, the wallet is not suitable to smart phone...

  • if its downloading the blockchain so I think its a usual behavior
    – Tailer
    Apr 13, 2018 at 2:26
  • @Adam After synced blockchain, it happens.
    – ogw_yuya
    Apr 13, 2018 at 2:32
  • @NateEldredge Yeah you are right, so I edited the wallet name, not core wallet.
    – ogw_yuya
    Apr 13, 2018 at 3:23

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I never tried the android version but from my experience from the desktop version, when you run the core, the bitcoin core will attempt to connect to another peer, when it received it, it will verify the transaction using your CPU which causes more power draw

  • Thanks, but I rather want to know the wallet for smart phone.
    – ogw_yuya
    Apr 13, 2018 at 2:40
  • SPV clients work very differently from full nodes like Bitcoin Core, so I don't think this answer is really relevant. Apr 13, 2018 at 2:44
  • @YuyaOgawa if you need a wallet, try to use blockchain or coinbase
    – zhiyan114
    Apr 13, 2018 at 3:14
  • @NateEldredge I mean I never tried the mobile version of it so I just give my best answer but it still bitcoin core so it might need to do a transaction verification
    – zhiyan114
    Apr 13, 2018 at 3:16
  • I think OP is talking about some other wallet app, because there is no version of Bitcoin Core for Android. Apr 13, 2018 at 3:20

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