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.
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.
Eddie Sanchez commented
As of June 2020 the battery drain persist. IOS 13.5.1 left my phone idle whole day with no background refresh for teams then check battery usage and Teams at over 20%
My battery is drained as well as my coworkers and our phones were hot to the touch. I have an iPhone 7 Plus I heard that it is not a good idea to run teams on an iPhone this old is that true?
Robert Reuben commented
This was much better after the iOS update to 13.4.1 but in the last week it has been worse than ever. Today my battery has been 60% used by Teams. This is an iPhone 11 Pro which was new in January.
This is definitely a pain point for us. Please fix it
Still draining the battery on iPad Pro 12.9”.
2h30 in background without app background refresh / notification
Many Team users across my organization experiencing same issue,
Please update solution asap.
Could you please stop working and start fixing it!
Prepare a lighter version for android. It takes too much battery.
My battery which used to be ok for more 24 hours
Is draining in 12-13 hours after installing teams.
I cannot uninstall it as my company is using it for official communication.But 5000 Mah is not enough. Then what can we do.
The desktop version is fine.
Sometimes screensharing is not working.
Unable give or take control.
I have not used Teams on my phone for last few days, and I had manually closed it. Regardless, Settings > Battery is showing it used 34% for “Background Activity” over the last 24 hours. I just turned off its notifications, so we’ll see what that does, otherwise I’ll just remove the app. Not worth it.
Brand new iPhone 11 Pro running 13.1.3.
Josh Brown commented
Running iOS 12.4.1, Teams was on screen 3 minutes, background 20 minutes, battery use 44%.
I have to force close Teams between messages for my phone to last the work day.
Iris zhu commented
I'm suffering the same issue. Teams app drained my phone battery so quickly. I used to have 90% battery. Just one hour after I turned on Teams, my phone was flat. Please priorities this issue and get if fixed as soon as possible.
Also, the rendering of this page on mobile is horrendous
Teams is responsible for half my battery drain. So I disabled polling for new updates, but I wouldn’t mind a much lower rate of polling.