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Pause Syncing when using Win 10 Battery Saver

Pause Syncing when using Win 10 Battery Saver

Caffeinated
New member | Level 2

In Windows 10 there is a Battery Saver option for laptops (similar to mobile phones, such as Android). When Battery Saver is enabled I would like Dropbox to be able to optionally/automatically pause syncing.

I know this is plausible, as MS OneDrive already does this (so there is already a signal somewhere), and it would be a good feature for parity - and my laptops battery.

When using MS OneDrive at work, I get a notification appear telling me that OneDrive has paused syncing because Battery Saver has been enabled. It also has a button in that notification saying "Sync anyway", just in case.

Battery Saver automatically turns off when the device is plugged in for charging, so syncing would automatically resume when Battery Saver is disabled.

5 Comments
AdrieK
New member | Level 2

Sometimes Dropbox is using 25-40% CPU for longer periods. Apparantly some important syncing is necessary, but please don't do that on battery power!

For this reason only I start to dislike dropbox and consider another solution.

 

Fiona
Dropboxer

Hey @AdrieK

Thanks for your first comment to our Community. 

Please check this article regarding CPU usage and Dropbox: https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/desktop/high-cpu-usage

Great feature request @Caffeinated! Noted. :dividers: :slight_smile:

 

Daphne
Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support.

We've updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
Christian P.16
New member | Level 2

I strongly support this idea.

 

Here is the issue. Most people don't know they are having this problem. My battery life will go from 2hrs to 7 when dropbox is removed. It will go from 40mw consumption to 10-12w.

 

This should be at the forefront and this should be IMPLEMENTED ASAP. same as the force sync button we used to have and now removed. I still don't get where you get your info on how to improve the services. You are getting your suggestions from the wrong places.

A stop in syncing when in battery power unless manually requested would far be more beneficcial for the user and would also lower your sync requests... WIN WIN for everyone. I am going to see if i can set dropbox on a scheduled task and not a service. If not..... I need to move on.

mdkmdk
New member | Level 2

I second and third this idea!  I love Dropbox - been using it for over a decade - but the impact on battery life is frustrating and it's also frustrating to have to manually pause uploads on battery.   I would add that an alternative options would just be a setting to disable syncing when on battery.

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