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  1. zsolo1111's Avatar
    My Facebook Messenger drains 16% of my battery in 20 minutes, what should I do?
    03-25-2014 06:09 PM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    try a soft reset by holding volume down + lock button until your phone vibrates and restart :)
    03-25-2014 10:33 PM
  3. zsolo1111's Avatar
    I tried it, didn't help :(
    03-26-2014 08:24 AM
  4. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    what more apps are enabled in background ?
    btw which phone do you have ?
    03-26-2014 09:32 AM
  5. zsolo1111's Avatar
    -6tag,whatsapp,viber,Facebook beta.

    -Brand new lumia 925.
    03-26-2014 09:50 AM
  6. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    -6tag,whatsapp,viber,Facebook beta.

    -Brand new lumia 925.
    Brand New Lumia 925 um this is very normal then , if your phone is new 1-2 weeks old then battery will take certain charges to show you some surprising battery results , my Lumia 920 took 3 weeks to calibrate the new battery :)
    03-26-2014 10:13 AM
  7. zsolo1111's Avatar
    Oh sorry, I mean one month "New". I did some test with Viber and Whatsapp, and my battery life was normal. Seriously the Facebook Messenger drains my battery faster than Asphalt 8, it's hilarious.
    Jarip likes this.
    03-26-2014 11:21 AM
  8. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Oh sorry, I mean one month "New". I did some test with Viber and Whatsapp, and my battery life was normal. Seriously the Facebook Messenger drains my battery faster than Asphalt 8, it's hilarious.
    :( no problem here on my Lumia 920 , it may be because I don't use Facebook much , hopefully Facebook team will address these issues , I am trying to contact them today via email for this issue :)
    03-26-2014 09:17 PM
  9. zsolo1111's Avatar
    Thank you so much.
    03-27-2014 08:26 AM
  10. Jaskys's Avatar
    No problem here
    03-27-2014 08:28 AM
  11. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Lumia 925 - use this messenger awfully too much, more than I used to use Whatsapp - no battery drain at all. I find this much better for battery than Whatsapp. If it comes with black background, even better!
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    03-28-2014 05:37 AM
  12. xankazo's Avatar
    I have no battery problem with Facebook Messenger. But I have disabled all sounds and notifications within the app (when the app is open). Now, the Facebook app, that's a real battery burner. The sad thing is that it seems to drain the battery even when not being used so much. Since Messenger came out, I uninstalled Facebook and saw a nice battery improvement.
    03-28-2014 06:15 AM
  13. zsolo1111's Avatar
    I did a hard reset, we'll see...

    Still same...

    I saw some comments in the store with the same issues, in my country.
    Last edited by rockstarzzz; 03-28-2014 at 05:38 PM.
    03-28-2014 07:06 AM
  14. yunchikan's Avatar
    my Lumia 1020 also drain so much from using facebook messenger... only when i have it open. my phone heats up like crazy.
    whatsapp/line already drains my battery when I have it open. but facebook messenger is theeeee worst..
    I think the problem got even worse too after installing the wp8.1 preview but I didn't do a hard reset.
    04-27-2014 08:28 AM
  15. Gaurav Bhattacharjee's Avatar
    Also note that fb messenger background is white.... Which is a battery guzzler by itself. I wish they'd implement the option of white / black background.
    04-27-2014 11:22 AM
  16. Martsicky's Avatar
    Had the same issue after upgrading to 8.1, Facebook Messenger drained battery so fast... Performed a hard reset and its okay now. Try reinstalling the app if it doesn't help make a phone backup and perform a hard reset.
    04-27-2014 11:26 AM
  17. GokaiSanyu's Avatar
    I tried that, and it didn't do anything. I'm using an HTC Windows Phone 8x so I'm more or less stuck unless Facebook makes a fix...
    05-01-2014 05:48 PM

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