02-06-2012 01:47 PM
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  1. speedfreak228's Avatar
    How many of Yall stayed signed into Facebook chat all the time? How does it affect your battery life
    rpm5101 likes this.
    01-29-2012 10:46 PM
  2. rpm5101's Avatar
    I do, but I never once thought of how it was affecting battery life. From now on, I will keep it off unless I need it.

    So, thank you!
    01-29-2012 11:22 PM
  3. Zumanity's Avatar
    In the most simplest terms, your Data connection needs to be on to use the Facebook chat (when away from Wifi of course).

    This would incur usage from your data, which does use more battery to function. But of course, it's just connecting to Facebook to retrieve your contact list and chat, so its a VERY SMALL use of battery life.

    It should not be an issue, unless you are on it for a very long time. Maybe keeping it off until you're on WiFi would be better.
    01-29-2012 11:35 PM
  4. jimski's Avatar
    When Data is turned on, your phone is always connected to Microsoft's servers, whether or not Facebook chat is turned. That's how they push things to you. Mail, messaging and data through third party apps. So turning Facebook chat off when not in use would change nothing with regard to battery. And even when using it, drains no more than using any other app with the screen turned on.

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    01-29-2012 11:44 PM
  5. rpm5101's Avatar
    Oh, :(

    Well thanks for the info.


    My phone generally only lasts about 8-10 hours.
    01-29-2012 11:52 PM
  6. dtboos's Avatar
    I have it on all the time on my 1st gen Focus. If it uses battery its not much.
    01-30-2012 12:14 AM
  7. speedfreak228's Avatar
    thanks everyone. Anyone to get around not being able to send a message to someone offline
    01-30-2012 02:43 AM
  8. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    thanks everyone. Anyone to get around not being able to send a message to someone offline
    Actually I'm not sure about that one. I could have sworn I've done it once or twice, but most recently I was not able to. (I've only had my phone for a couple days).
    01-30-2012 03:08 AM
  9. PG2G's Avatar
    Mango came out before the chat and messenging became one, so im guessing that's why offline messaging isn't supported. Wouldn't be surprised to see it fixed in a future update.

    For now I just have to use the fb app
    01-30-2012 06:41 AM
  10. Rich Edmonds's Avatar
    Actually I'm not sure about that one. I could have sworn I've done it once or twice, but most recently I was not able to. (I've only had my phone for a couple days).
    This is something I thought Microsoft would tackle, by implementing Facebook messages and chat together in the Messaging app. Should that person be offline then the message would simply be sent as a message instead of a chat entry.
    01-30-2012 06:58 AM
  11. weezywally's Avatar
    This is something I thought Microsoft would tackle, by implementing Facebook messages and chat together in the Messaging app. Should that person be offline then the message would simply be sent as a message instead of a chat entry.
    This annoys me too...
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    01-30-2012 10:07 AM
  12. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    This is something I thought Microsoft would tackle, by implementing Facebook messages and chat together in the Messaging app. Should that person be offline then the message would simply be sent as a message instead of a chat entry.
    That's exactly what I want to see.

    Though actually it's not that I want to send messages to people offline, it's that I want to send a message to people who are using Facebook on their smartphone. But what happens is Facebook shows them as "mobile" but Windows Phone/Windows Live Messenger reads Facebook contacts that are mobile as offline, so I can't send them any messages at all.
    01-30-2012 12:25 PM
  13. mkr10001's Avatar
    In the most simplest terms, your Data connection needs to be on to use the Facebook chat (when away from Wifi of course).

    This would incur usage from your data, which does use more battery to function. But of course, it's just connecting to Facebook to retrieve your contact list and chat, so its a VERY SMALL use of battery life.

    It should not be an issue, unless you are on it for a very long time. Maybe keeping it off until you're on WiFi would be better.
    Doesn't matter what it's retrieving, if it's connected it will use battery.


    When Data is turned on, your phone is always connected to Microsoft's servers, whether or not Facebook chat is turned. That's how they push things to you. Mail, messaging and data through third party apps. So turning Facebook chat off when not in use would change nothing with regard to battery. And even when using it, drains no more than using any other app with the screen turned on.

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    Is it? Always on connected to Microsoft? That doesn't sound right...
    01-30-2012 01:44 PM
  14. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Is it? Always on connected to Microsoft? That doesn't sound right...
    Well how else is it supposed to work? Because I think that's also how Apple does their push.
    01-30-2012 01:53 PM
  15. mkr10001's Avatar
    Well how else is it supposed to work? Because I think that's also how Apple does their push.
    I thought it connected every now and then, I heard 15 minutes.

    I would quite like to turn this off though. I like the me tile but I don't need it updating all the time. Just when I go into it.
    01-30-2012 02:00 PM
  16. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    I thought it connected every now and then, I heard 15 minutes.

    I would quite like to turn this off though. I like the me tile but I don't need it updating all the time. Just when I go into it.
    Well that's not push then. If something refreshes after a certain amount of time, that's a pull.

    Push leaves a connection on so that Microsoft's servers can push notifications and updates to your phone, rather than your phone pulling info from them every 15, 30, or whatever minutes.

    I think the simplest way is think of how the phone on a cell phone works. When it's on, it's connected to a tower regardless of whether you're having a call or not right? But being on a call drains more battery than your phone just being on standby. Same thing with push, it leaves a connection open even when it's not being used so that notifications can be pushed to the phone when needed without severely affecting battery life.

    And I think turning battery saver on turns off push, but I'm not sure. Hopefully someone can comment on that?
    01-30-2012 02:12 PM
  17. ilsonfan's Avatar
    Well that's not push then. If something refreshes after a certain amount of time, that's a pull.

    Push leaves a connection on so that Microsoft's servers can push notifications and updates to your phone, rather than your phone pulling info from them every 15, 30, or whatever minutes.

    I think the simplest way is think of how the phone on a cell phone works. When it's on, it's connected to a tower regardless of whether you're having a call or not right? But being on a call drains more battery than your phone just being on standby. Same thing with push, it leaves a connection open even when it's not being used so that notifications can be pushed to the phone when needed without severely affecting battery life.

    And I think turning battery saver on turns off push, but I'm not sure. Hopefully someone can comment on that?
    Yep, battery saver does turn off push once it comes into effect
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    01-30-2012 02:15 PM
  18. mkr10001's Avatar
    Well that's not push then. If something refreshes after a certain amount of time, that's a pull.

    Push leaves a connection on so that Microsoft's servers can push notifications and updates to your phone, rather than your phone pulling info from them every 15, 30, or whatever minutes.

    I think the simplest way is think of how the phone on a cell phone works. When it's on, it's connected to a tower regardless of whether you're having a call or not right? But being on a call drains more battery than your phone just being on standby. Same thing with push, it leaves a connection open even when it's not being used so that notifications can be pushed to the phone when needed without severely affecting battery life.

    And I think turning battery saver on turns off push, but I'm not sure. Hopefully someone can comment on that?
    Yeah I didn't realise it actually was push. I'm sure I read somewhere it updates every now and then. I'd rather have pull than push .....unless Nokia/MS sort out this lumia battery fiasco....then it should be OK.
    01-30-2012 02:18 PM
  19. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Yeah I didn't realise it actually was push. I'm sure I read somewhere it updates every now and then. I'd rather have pull than push .....unless Nokia/MS sort out this lumia battery fiasco....then it should be OK.
    Have you gotten the update that was supposed to fix it?
    01-30-2012 02:24 PM
  20. mkr10001's Avatar
    Have you gotten the update that was supposed to fix it?
    Yep :(
    01-30-2012 02:58 PM
  21. N8ter's Avatar
    When Data is turned on, your phone is always connected to Microsoft's servers, whether or not Facebook chat is turned. That's how they push things to you. Mail, messaging and data through third party apps. So turning Facebook chat off when not in use would change nothing with regard to battery. And even when using it, drains no more than using any other app with the screen turned on.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    This is incorrect info. Lol.


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    01-31-2012 01:41 PM
  22. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    This is incorrect info. Lol.


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    Okay, would you like to explain how it works then?
    01-31-2012 02:43 PM
  23. speedfreak228's Avatar
    wish ms would show contacts online when they are on their mobile like my ip4 does.
    02-01-2012 06:00 PM
  24. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    wish ms would show contacts online when they are on their mobile like my ip4 does.
    Same here.
    02-01-2012 06:30 PM
  25. megtyler's Avatar
    it affects my battery a lot. i figured since it's data, it will affect my phone the same way it browsing does.
    02-01-2012 06:47 PM
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