1. YKinase's Avatar
    I've been using WhatsApp for about 2 years and it has consistently been the worst app for sucking battery down. Presently on my Lumia 950, it accounts for ~18% battery use in a 24 hour period with only <1% background activity.

    I was hoping for better performance on the new phone, but unfortunately it's just not there. I have no expectations that WhatsApp will acknowledge or fix the issue.

    What app would you recommend as a backup? While text messaging and Skype are perfectly fine, I need to find something that works on iOS and is not SMS/MMS or Skype.

    12-15-2015 12:26 PM
  2. EspHack's Avatar
    fb messenger
    12-15-2015 01:07 PM
  3. YKinase's Avatar
    Thanks - I've used facebook messenger but would like something separate. I've just found 'Telegram' - will try that one!
    12-15-2015 01:35 PM
  4. Erick Rmz's Avatar
    Telegram is an option, too. Same problems here with whatsapp battery drain in my 920, WP 8.1. Not noticeable when stand by, but once I open the app and start a chat, battery charge drops dramatically. :(

    12-15-2015 05:27 PM
  5. YKinase's Avatar
    UPDATE: So Telegram is as bad or perhaps a little worse on battery drain. I'm growing increasingly frustrated with messaging on windows phone. Regular Messenger also sucks down battery if I'm on it a while. Strangely, the battery use report breakdown shows 70% of battery use by the app is in the display??
    Anyway, without using messenger app, battery drain is 2.46%/hour. Totally reasonable. With a messaging app (WhatsApp / Telegram), it's average is around 12%/hour, though I've seen it peak at 23%/hour. Ugh.
    12-16-2015 08:49 AM
  6. amitnahar's Avatar
    Try Hike. Its really nice.
    12-16-2015 09:01 AM

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