There is an issue opened since 2015 on battery usage: https://github.com/syncthing/syncthing-android/issues/368
I believe there is a factor 4X in improvement possible for IDLE power consuption. If we could reach a factor 2X it would already mean we can use the app. Otherwise it is consuming way too much (see attached pic) Battery is really critical for smartphone, if I have to let my phone plug to a wall…this is a regular PC…not a phone
I have tried the latest version of Syncthing (not my compile;) ), on samsung galaxy a3 2017 android 6.0.1. Interestingely Samsung is providing a profiling of the Syncthing app over time. Which shows a huge increase of consumsion after 2 Hours. The phone keeps on saying we have to “optimise” the app, means shut it down after 1 hour;)
In short , users are prety much invited not to use syncthing, which is a problem I believe. Please note that I have NO folder synchtonised, Syncthing is just supposed to be sitting IDLE. An app like whatsapp that I use all the time consume 7%. And Syncthing IDLE consume 27% of my batterie in the same time
QUESTION: a) What could make this huge increase in power used after 2 hours b)Is iddle power used by syncthing service or android java ap? c)If it is the service, could we stop and restart it every hour for example as a workaround ?