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.
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.
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.
john Wick commented
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.