Battery life on iOS & Android
According to iOS Battery report, Teams is responsible for 24% of my battery usage. I am not actively running or using the program, so I assume this is related to background tasks / notifications.
We are continually working on improving battery life. One thing that may help in the meantime is using Dark theme, which was a top mobile request added to Teams mobile in February.
Philippe Planchon commented
Teams is a battery killer on mobile. Worst Microsoft mobile app by far for battery usage. An that is not just when using video, even a pure chatting use case is incredibly power hungry.
My son is required to use Teams for Kindergarten. His (new) iPad often dies halfway through the schoolday and he can't finish school.
Let's get this fixed ASAP, so his class doesn't miss out on their first year of school...
So, this is still not fixed. My iPhone 7 with a new battery dies in around 1 hours on a teams call with video. This is just sad. In comparison I could probably run Netflix for more than 4 hours on the same battery.
I was on a teams call and the battery drained from 100% to 10% on 30 minutes of Teams calls on iOS
Abhishek Mukherjee commented
So my iPad Air 2 running on iOS14.2, moves down from 50% battery to less than 10% quickly even after being connected to power. and then just dies. when I restart the iPad the battery shows again close to 50%. But the moment I start MS Teams again, it just starts depleting rapidly and dies within 10 mins. This only happens while using MS Teams. Zoom, Slack, Meet and Hangout works as usual with nothing sort of this. This is so weird.
A 20 minute Teams meeting [with screen share, if that makes a difference], drains the battery from 90% to 64%. This seems ridiculous.
The pinned "solution" above from Alex does not address the issue with the Teams app draining the battery even when not in use - I have force closed the app and it is still draining the battery on my iphone. Our team is very active on Teams, which is just making the battery drain worse.
Turning on Dark Theme might be a great way to save the battery life when actively using the IOS app, but doesn't do a thing for the real problem
Bo Hica commented
Not only does MS Teams drain the battery, it even does so while the iPad is connected to the charger! Had one Teams meeting today, left my iPad plugged in; came back many hours later to find the iPad is still “charging:, but the battery is draining at the same time - down from 100% to 43%...how can an app suck more energy than the charger can provide? Please, please fix this.
N. N. commented
Its 2020 teams literally drained my battery in 12 hours. Thanks but im uninstalling this...
The Teams iOS app is draining battery when a meeting is in progress, even when the iOS device is in standby and the Teams meeting is being joined on another device. It gets really bad when all we do these days is have Teams meetings online.
Lutz Neumann commented
Teams is draining my battery on an iPhone SE second edition quite a lot. Even when teams is not running and even when I quit the app. On battery monitor it appears as to background activity with 53 % battery usage, see attached screen shot.
My company is using teams and I have no alternative. The situation has to be improved in time!!!
Huge battery drain, bigger than FB! And this is the first app ever I came across to beat Facebook in battery draining... So, it seems I'll have to use it with Chrome on my iPhone and delete app...
Microsoft Teams kills my battery life. I have been using it for maybe 2 weeks for daily meetings. My battery life on full charge went from 98% to 90%. One 30 minute meeting takes my phone from 90% to 63%!!! This is NOT OKAY. I am charging my phone to full TWICE a day because of it.
Corey Riley commented
This last update 2.0.17 is absolutely horrid. I'm losing 20% battery life per 30 minutes on an audio only Teams call. I have my phone locked so the screen is not on and no video. Every time I pick up my phone, when I'm not using it, it's at least 5 to 10% less on battery and I'm not even using it. Battery usage shows Teams background activity as the top consumer. Please fix this because I pretty much have to keep my phone plugged in all the time ever since I updated to this Teams version yesterday. I switched to "Dark Mode" and it's still draining my battery down.
Mahima Malhotra commented
One class of an hour consumes up to 14 percent of my battery and I have 4 classes everyday. I don’t want to charge my iPad repeatedly because I don’t want my battery to rot. Also it consumes 1.5 GB data per class.
Same here. I have my ipad attached to a battery brick so that I can continue to use teams on iOS.
Same here, latest iOS, latest Teams.
Peter Gioia commented
An easy solution is to offer options to limit the times it checks for messages. Users can accept a trade-off of infrequent checking to save battery. Ideally I could check every 5 minutes during working hours and every 20 outside of working hours but any version of limiting battery usage would help.
Arnout Buschenhenke commented
Same experience here, today the teams app used 14,5% on my Galaxy S10 with Android 10. I have done all my teams meetings on the computer so it was all background usage.
Teams is draining my Iphone XR battery. It's running in the background, but still is draining it heavily.