12-25-2015 11:38 AM
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  1. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Is the new Microsoft Messaging app burning anyone else battery?

    Phone is constantly overheating, messaging app is using battery at a rate of 54%. And 49% of it's battery usage is background usage. That's trouble. I've tried alley regular trouble shooting. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app, soft reset, etc.

    I was experiencing similar battery burn with the Skype Messaging Preview app a couple weeks ago, which led to me uninstalling it.
    10-10-2015 05:44 PM
  2. DeathMoJo's Avatar
    I haven't had it use that much background use but it is the application that uses the most out of my battery my a significant margin. I do use that and Outlook probably the most but Outlook doesn't even come close in comparison of battery use.
    10-10-2015 10:07 PM
  3. ven07's Avatar
    Is the new Microsoft Messaging app burning anyone else battery?

    Phone is constantly overheating, messaging app is using battery at a rate of 54%. And 49% of it's battery usage is background usage. That's trouble. I've tried alley regular trouble shooting. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app, soft reset, etc.

    I was experiencing similar battery burn with the Skype Messaging Preview app a couple weeks ago, which led to me uninstalling it.
    I think the amount of messages we send might have sth to do with it?
    10-10-2015 10:37 PM
  4. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I think the amount of messages we send might have sth to do with it?
    It certainly does. But the battery burn is considerably more with this app than the regular messaging app.
    ven07 likes this.
    10-11-2015 08:41 AM
  5. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    i have noticed this with several built in apps. this one just happens to be the worst. 1020 on 10536, AND a brand new Nokia battery to boot. Really hope its just an issue of its a dev preview on an old phone and the one that is released for the general public is optimized for old phones. Not deleting it though, because i know that its a dev preview.
    10-11-2015 09:31 AM
  6. Axeelant's Avatar
    The battery usage for the last week shows second place for this app. And i only send about 500 msg/month...
    10-11-2015 06:38 PM
  7. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    That's a lot. I maybe send 30, it's not my primary. FIRST PLACE! Yay Microsoft Messaging!!!
    10-11-2015 10:07 PM
  8. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Does the app seem to be running more efficiently after the update today? I can't tell.
    10-12-2015 10:19 AM
  9. Riot09's Avatar
    This app has been killing me. I'm losing a percent every 5 minutes or so. I've got to keep it on the charger. I just updated. I'm going to charge up to full and watch it.
    J Brian Francis likes this.
    10-12-2015 12:55 PM
  10. 920Walker's Avatar
    2.2% use last 24 hrs, 920 w/ latest build and messaging app. <1% use last 1 week, but possibly due to app change. This is with text backup and all SMS/MMS settings turned ON. I use none to 20 texts daily.
    10-12-2015 01:07 PM
  11. oblivionnewtonjohn's Avatar
    I had the same issue with the Preview messaging. I used WRT to cleanly install 10536, did not reinstall Preview, issue solved.
    With the new Messaging app, I have false notifications. But no heavy battery use.
    10-12-2015 04:24 PM
  12. npoe's Avatar
    I haven't really tested but for me it seems started once I began to close the app to avoid the long resuming time if it was tomb stoned.

    Edit: It makes me rethink the close the apps I'm not using paradigm.
    10-12-2015 07:24 PM
  13. Riot09's Avatar
    28% battery usage for messaging app for me. It didn't happen immediately, it happened as soon as I linked my wife's Skype account to her account in people hub. We message back and forth on Skype through the day (from computer, not phone). I wonder if it's over-actively trying to update in the background.

    I think the updated messaging app is a tiny bit better for me. But I do still have to plug my phone in a few times during the day now.

    It's a pain for me to set my phone up again (security issues with work), but I may have to do it.
    10-13-2015 10:21 AM
  14. Nicholas Cruz's Avatar
    Im experiencing the same issue. My phone is warm to hot to the touch and my battery usage is at 40% for messaging and 23% for search. I dont even use search all that often, so Im not sure whats going on. I gotta figure out a way to fix this though. I dont get more than 3-4 hours on a charge at the moment.
    10-13-2015 12:45 PM
  15. signal-2-noise's Avatar
    I've been experiencing significant battery drain. Period. It seems to not matter which app(s) and whether Location is enabled/diabled. The battery life sucks with the latest Insider build.
    10-13-2015 01:05 PM
  16. Riot09's Avatar
    Okay, something's really weird. I was draining really fast all day yesterday and through the morning, then just magically it got better. I've been draining at normal rates, no change in my behavior. I sure hope this is a trend.
    Axeelant likes this.
    10-13-2015 01:46 PM
  17. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    New messaging actually seemed to increase drain. Usual use, its my secondary. Off the charger at 745, by 5pm it was 25%. i only received 5 texts, nothing else was running in the morning. again, lumia 1020.
    10-13-2015 06:46 PM
  18. andyqkw's Avatar
    Experiencing same issue here,

    L930 was fully charged
    Reboot phone before I left the house
    Phone is burning hot in my pocket and battery was down to 38% in 1 hrs of doing NOTHING
    Checked battery saver and Microsoft Messaging had consumed 24.8% of battery in background even when no running...
    10-13-2015 09:13 PM
  19. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Today my Icon went from 30% to dead in less than 2 minutes.

    Impressive.
    ven07 likes this.
    10-14-2015 11:00 AM
  20. Nicholas Cruz's Avatar
    A personal update. I used the WPRT to roll back to 8.1 and then went back to 10536 from there. As much of a pain in the *** as it was, this seemed to have fixed my problem. At least for the moment. I am back to regular battery drainage.
    10-14-2015 11:43 AM
  21. ven07's Avatar
    Today my Icon went from 30% to dead in less than 2 minutes.

    Impressive.
    I have been having that too :/ Busy with the new build now..
    10-14-2015 04:43 PM
  22. LuisMGLopes's Avatar
    Phone is constantly overheating, messaging app is using battery at a rate of 54%. And 49% of it's battery usage is background usage.... I was experiencing similar battery burn with the Skype Messaging Preview app a couple weeks ago, which led to me uninstalling it.
    man it looks like I wrote this post. exactly same story. I installed the skype messaging preview and my phone would just get really hot from time to time. I simply had the phone in my pocket and it would go crazy hot. So I checked the battery usage and it was skype preview, so I uninstalled it.
    now the latest messaging app update does the same.
    10-14-2015 07:55 PM
  23. NXTwoThou's Avatar
    My 20 minute drive to work this morning dropped my battery from 100% to 91%, so latest insider build didn't fix what the messaging app is doing(I turned Cortana off last night since Gabe said Cortana could be doing massive drains in edge cases). Considering I have a 5 hour drive today and will be spending the night out in a strange city, this is going to really blow. Anyone come up with a work around yet?
    10-15-2015 07:15 AM
  24. signal-2-noise's Avatar
    ... Anyone come up with a work around yet?
    Yes. Revert back to 8.1.
    10-15-2015 09:19 AM
  25. jobinthomas's Avatar
    My messaging use hasn't changed but the phone is dying very quickly. Something like within 6-8 hours which never happens on my Lumia 640
    10-16-2015 03:42 AM
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