Since updating to Blokada 5 23.1.0 I have noticed the Blokada is the app with the highest battery consumption, monitoring with GSam Battery Monitor. 50% greater than Android System and 75% greater than Phone Services.
This is leaving me with about 35% battery after 5 hours of unplugging the phone, with minimal to moderate screen on time.
I too was having Blokada stop/close connection with no notification that the connection had been lost and didn’t auto-connect again, so I followed the procedure to remove the Always On VPN in Settings, restarted Blokada, and create a new Always On VPN connection.
I am hoping that this was the issue and that my battery usage for Blokada will go down now.
I am currently using 4 Blocklists, Steven Black, Exodus Privacy, Developer Dan’s Hosts and d3Host. Please let me know if I should remove any of these lists.
The only game I have on my phone is Solitaire, so it’s definitely not due to gaming.
I am also using Greenify to hibernate almost all apps that I don’t use regularly.
The apps that I use the most are Teams, BlueMail, Informant Calendar, DuckDuckGo, Google Play Store, Frost (Facebook) and Whatsapp.
GSam is reporting my battery usage as 21% Screen, 3% Phone Radio, 2% Held Awake, 1% Bluetooth. Opening the Applications section it’s saying 68.4% of the battery was consumed by apps, Blokada 5 18.1%, Phone Services 13.1%, Android System 11.5%, Kernel, 3.4%, then all other apps are less than 2.5%.