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Reduce desktop client power consumption

Teams desktop client background running is draining laptop battery every couple of hours. See attached image. Additionally, since installing the client, whenever I have put the machine into sleep mode, it reboots itself within a matter of seconds of shutting the lid.

Laptop is a Dell XPS13 (9343) running Windows 10 Pro 1607 14393.1198

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The desktop app uses 4% of my battery on my Windows laptop even if I don't use it at all.

  • Aaron Marks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I get a couple less hours of battery life with Teams running in the background on my Surface Laptop.

  • Michael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've noticed that there is a battery drain on the Mac client as well... and it appears in the list of apps using a lot of power.

  • Tom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm having a similar issue on a mid 2016 MacBook Pro, Teams has been regularly clocked at 4% drain over 10 minutes of being idle despite it being a fairly new machine and not having these issues when Teams is not open.

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