1. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    so recently I noticed that Microsoft Health, with background task enabled, drains battery like crazy on my Lumia 950 (Italian CV, build 14342.1004)
    at first, I suspected that because I disabled Location for both Lumia motion data and Microsoft Health, the app tries to pull Location data everytime, thus eating battery
    then, the same thing still happened after I "fixed" it

    does anyone have the same battery drain problem with the Health app?
    also, as my MS Band 2 is coming in a few days, I wonder if I disable background task, will I be able to fully* use the Band 2?
    if not, then, Microsoft should take a look at this very carefully...

    P.S. fully use, e.g. get notifications, track fitness activity, etc.
    05-30-2016 11:39 PM
  2. KimRM's Avatar
    This happened to my 950 when I installed 14342. Must be some bug in MS Health or the OS build. I had to disable background for MS Health (I don't use band).
    05-31-2016 02:16 AM
  3. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    This happened to my 950 when I installed 14342. Must be some bug in MS Health or the OS build. I had to disable background for MS Health (I don't use band).
    let's see if the next update fix this one...

    btw my first suspicion (the Location one) is wrong, so I'm still wondering what could be the cause
    read somewhere in the forum that activating Health's Live Tile can also cause terrible battery drain
    05-31-2016 02:55 AM
  4. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    today I tested these parameters:
    * Motion data turned off for Microsoft Health
    * Enabled Background task
    * Enabled Live Tiles

    and my 950's battery is normal again!

    apparently there's something wrong with the Motion data collection by Microsoft Health...
    the existence of "Lumia motion data" in Extras setting (yes, there are two settings for basically one thing) could also play a role, but I can't be sure
    05-31-2016 08:59 PM

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