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  1. Mesbah's Avatar
    It's couple of days I noticed battery is drained during night when 950XL is in Quiet Hours mode and culprit is MESSAGING+SKYPE using more than 70% battery for no reason as nothing is used at night except these dumb apps in background. Any solution is found for this?
    01-26-2016 11:37 AM
  2. HyperKid's Avatar
    It's couple of days I noticed battery is drained during night when 950XL is in Quiet Hours mode and culprit is MESSAGING+SKYPE using more than 70% battery for no reason as nothing is used at night except these dumb apps in background. Any solution is found for this?
    Hi there,
    Well I see that you have stated your own problem's solution.
    Close them in the background and then try to see what happens.
    If then is the same situation,feel free to reply back. :D
    01-26-2016 11:42 AM
  3. Mesbah's Avatar
    Problem is that since I purchased 950XL those apps were in that same condition in background at nights but not using greatest battery level.
    01-26-2016 11:59 AM
  4. HyperKid's Avatar
    Problem is that since I purchased 950XL those apps were in that same condition in background at nights but not using greatest battery level.
    So you're telling me that they are reacting now not before?
    01-26-2016 12:19 PM
  5. Mesbah's Avatar
    Something like that
    01-26-2016 12:31 PM
  6. HyperKid's Avatar
    Something like that
    I see. Have your tried disabling it in the background?
    01-26-2016 12:40 PM
  7. Mesbah's Avatar
    Disabling Messaging+Skype in background what happens to incoming Messages?
    01-26-2016 12:43 PM
  8. Michael Papadopoulos's Avatar
    Disabling Messaging+Skype in background what happens to incoming Messages?
    You won't get sound of sms delivery, the tiles won't be updated etc.
    01-26-2016 02:23 PM
  9. HyperKid's Avatar
    Disabling Messaging+Skype in background what happens to incoming Messages?
    Or you can do like this, try to disable Skype from your messaging app by logging out.
    As mentioned by another fellow here, there is a chance you won't receive live tile updates if you close the background agent. So try the first option.
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    01-26-2016 03:40 PM
  10. Mesbah's Avatar
    OK folks, glad to report that killing ******* Skype dropped battery usage substantially. What a useless app is Skype each time I try to send a simple sms it demand FUNDS as though I am ordering a cargo ship of merchandise from China
    01-26-2016 08:09 PM
  11. HyperKid's Avatar
    OK folks, glad to report that killing ******* Skype dropped battery usage substantially. What a useless app is Skype each time I try to send a simple sms it demand FUNDS as though I am ordering a cargo ship of merchandise from China
    Haha I knew it from before.
    Skype is A HUGE RESOURCE HOG.
    Anyways, congrats bro :D
    01-27-2016 07:55 AM
  12. Mesbah's Avatar
    BAD NEWS:
    Stupid SKYPE although signed out keeps signed in automatically then draining my battery. I am very disappointed by inability to totally removing useless SKYPE or curbing its unauthorized signing in.
    01-27-2016 10:51 AM
  13. anthonyng's Avatar
    how come I hear so much about the messaging app skype problem but I never see it in my battery usage as high. It's always Edge for me the tops, or nextgen news reader, or mytuner radio pro, or pocket tanks :)
    01-27-2016 01:30 PM
  14. Mesbah's Avatar
    Fortunately I succeeded to remove SKYPE from 950XL and I am waiting to see if MESSAGING+SKYPE will still drain battery. I need help to also remove stupid SKYPE FOR VIDEO
    01-27-2016 03:30 PM
  15. HyperKid's Avatar
    Fortunately I succeeded to remove SKYPE from 950XL and I am waiting to see if MESSAGING+SKYPE will still drain battery. I need help to also remove stupid SKYPE FOR VIDEO
    Nope. You can't remove video unfortunately but glad you solved your issue
    01-27-2016 03:33 PM
  16. HyperKid's Avatar
    how come I hear so much about the messaging app skype problem but I never see it in my battery usage as high. It's always Edge for me the tops, or nextgen news reader, or mytuner radio pro, or pocket tanks :)
    Well for me edge is top as well but maybe we don't use messaging and Skype as much as they do..
    01-27-2016 03:34 PM
  17. Mesbah's Avatar
    950XL BATTERIES:
    ...and more miserable thing is that I cannot find a single 950XL battery on sale anywhere even MS Store. Cannot believe MS Store sells 950XL but not a single battery found throughout MS Stores.
    01-27-2016 03:37 PM
  18. HyperKid's Avatar
    950XL BATTERIES:
    ...and more miserable thing is that I cannot find a single 950XL battery on sale anywhere even MS Store. Cannot believe MS Store sells 950XL but not a single battery found throughout MS Stores.
    Oh I see.
    Why don't you try another store or online?
    01-27-2016 04:02 PM
  19. Mesbah's Avatar
    Tried MS Store online too. None found.
    01-27-2016 04:08 PM
  20. anthonyng's Avatar
    Well for me edge is top as well but maybe we don't use messaging and Skype as much as they do..
    But I thought the issue for messaging and skype was background use.. I do open it daily... though I don't really do a lot of messages on it... it's mostly IM+ and whatsapp for my messaging.
    01-27-2016 04:14 PM
  21. robertre's Avatar
    I had an issue of the messaging app using a lot of the battery, to the point my phone was running warm idle and it was draining faster than I could charge my phone on the car. I disable messaging form running in the background. And then later I turned it back on and the problem did not return. It was almost like something in the messaging app got stuck running in the background. It is the only time I have had any serious battery drain issues, and it was only the one time.
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    01-28-2016 04:03 AM
  22. IFLYME's Avatar
    Lumia 950 is amazing, but the messaging and Skype app sucks so the juice from the battery and I can't even get a full day of light-moderate use at this point. So, I tried unselecting the sync setting in messaging and Skype (some reports said that was the culprit), but that didn't make a dent in the battery draw.
    Thanks for the advice on killing Skype (signing out). Hopefully that works. Anyone else find any other answers?
    The only problem is that I actually use Skype, especially when abroad.
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    01-28-2016 10:52 AM
  23. IFLYME's Avatar
    Oops, deleting a double post
    01-28-2016 10:54 AM
  24. HyperKid's Avatar
    Tried MS Store online too. None found.
    I meant like Amazon or eBay?
    01-28-2016 11:09 AM
  25. HyperKid's Avatar
    But I thought the issue for messaging and skype was background use.. I do open it daily... though I don't really do a lot of messages on it... it's mostly IM+ and whatsapp for my messaging.
    No for me it was until I disabled it from the app. After that I saw a huge difference in battery life.
    In case of WhatsApp, it takes less battery as I am heavy user of it.
    01-28-2016 11:10 AM
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