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    Ok so Whatsapp drains the battery enormously fast on my lumia 920 as in 25-35% per hour. To me this is unacceptable so I'm looking for a replacement. I noticed ebuddy xms also drains the battery rather quickly. So has anybody found a messaging app that doesn't turn my phone into a hand warmer?
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    heya

    I use WP7 on my Arrive and had the same issues with WhatsApp. Switched to Hike and everything works fine...
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    girlfriend uses blackberry so not really an option
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    Try kik or one of many text apps. Whatsapp is using the audio background agent to be able to send push notifications so that's why battery is draining
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    I'll check it out. Though the reviews in the appstore kind of put me off.
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    I notice a drain with kik, but not nearly as much as whatsapp. I wish they would just build a more cross platform chat into the messaging hub, which I guess messenger merging with Skype will do.
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    You can give GroupMe a try, that's what we use.
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    Just an update here, have tried kik which indeed had a lower battery drain. Judging from http://mashable.com/2012/11/20/livin...mia-day-4-5-6/ though the high battery issue could pop up in social application, with the recommended 'fix' being to reinstall.

    So after re-installing whatsapp it now has a similar battery drain as kik. around 15% per hour, which is acceptable. That said i found that kik delivers messages more rapidly so might just switch to that platform anyway :)
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    Kik has been working fine for me since I got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryker002 View Post
    Kik has been working fine for me since I got it.
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    The livetile on Kik is useless. Worked for a couple of hours after I got my phone on Sunday now it just never updates. Reinstalled and rebooted my phone and it worked for 1 message then broke again. Having a livetile which doesn't work makes it almost useless - if I walk out the room and miss the toast notification I'd have absolutely no idea that I had a message. Seems this is a common issue and after researching it there's no fix other than Kik updating it and sorting it out.

    WP8 here.
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    I find whatsapp fine here using Nokia 920 - after 12 hours off the charger still have 50% battery with moderate use during day
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    Quote Originally Posted by asmith02 View Post
    I find whatsapp fine here using Nokia 920 - after 12 hours off the charger still have 50% battery with moderate use during day
    like i said after uninstalling and reinstalling it has been working fine

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