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.
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.
Are you guys calculating primes here? This is unusable battery consumption. How did qa miss this?
Timur Lundholm commented
Teams drains battery in minutes, this is an critical issue to be fixed now - not "continually improve".
Using Samsung S9 with latest android.
I am running iOS 12.2 on an iPhone 8. Just yesterday 4/29/19, Teams is suddenly draining my battery at an alarming rate. 45% yesterday, today so far at 3PM it's used 33% 6m screen - 1h 15min backgd. I have closed the app, rebooted the phone and still it is draining my battery.
This is a serious problem. Please advise.
James Robson commented
4.6% background drain in 13 minutes on Galaxy Note 9 running Android P
I'm experiencing significant battery usage during Teams calls. I just went from 90% battery down to 37% battery during 1.5 hour meeting. It also seems to use significant charge when running in background but i don't have conclusive evidence of that yet. Notifications are disabled.
My cellular connection was 2-3 bars out of 4, so I don't know if that had an impact. I will pay more attention to how standard calls affect battery charge but it really feels like more recent versions of Teams has been killing my charge more than it used to.
iPhone 7 iOS 12.1.4 (16D57)
Teams 1.0.69 build: 1.077.2019030803 (general)
i'm having the same issues with the iOS Apps. 15min Conference took 10 % of my battery
I was on a teams call and the battery drained from 100% to 13% on 45 minutes of Teams calls on iOS
Vandan Desai commented
On a full 100% charge, and not using the iPad (i.e. the iPad was ideal) for a period of 14 hours, Teams usage for 2 hours and 24 minutes, and the battery consumption was 94%.
What background activity is teams doing to use so much of batter even when the iPad is not being used?
A fair comparison can be made with WhatsApp - another constantly-on app which, for me, generates a lot more information. Teams consumes twice more power.
Notifications turned off, Background App Refresh turned off, didn't use the application over the weekend only to find that Teams used 50 minutes of background time over the last day. I'd say it's not significantly improved.
I have the same issue with the battery. May be you should include an option to disable notifications outside working hours
We converted to Teams from Slack. The battery drain has caused all of our team members to uninstall the Teams app from their phones. We may have to go back to Slack.
Nate Atkinson commented
Still the #1 battery draining app on my phone, and I don't hardly ever use it. All background activity. This is ridiculous.
Even with backgrouns tasks turned off on my iPhone, the app remains a real battery hog. This happens even if I kill the app in the app switcher. I have the same issue on my iPad as well...
30 minutes video call on teams/ios (both latests, up2date) = from 100% to 25% battery... phone gets hot as well. :-(
No improvements over the last year... the problem was and is there...
I have a screenshot with Teams consuming 37% of my iPhone’s Energy