Battery usage on Windows 10
There are many comments and ideas about battery usage on IOS and Android but I've noticed that the battery usage on my laptop has increased somewhat.
When I go to Start > Settings > System > Battery > 'See which apps are affecting your battery life' and change period to 1 week i can see that Microsoft Teams is using 31% of battery. Second place is Outlook with 14% so its definitely an issue.
Interestingly, i use Outlook all day, every day heavily and its only using that much battery. Teams is always in my sys stray and i rarely use it as we haven't rolled it out yet and its smashing the battery.
If i go on battery it will drain it about 2 hours. It should be 5 hours
MS need to do something about this.
Dmitry Negai commented
This is impossible and unacceptable 50% learn from DISCORD people. a messenger system should use 1 threaded communication and all the processing and hubbing should happen in the CLOUD. the POINT of the cloud is that it elevates all the high performance functions AWAY from the client. this project started off to beat Slack.. and now that the war is half way won. we need to focus all efforts to optimize energy efficiency. otherwise we will begin flocking away... as of now.. most of my colleages are moving to the WEB version over Edge. with hardware acceleration being off.
I have replaced my surface with a new pro 6, I am lucky to get 2 hours on a presentation. Its more reliable battery wise to use a RDP session than present or Bluetooth audio from another device. teams surface get to lunch without a charge good luck
Outlook usually is reported as using roughly 50% of my battery on Windows 10.
I did some further digging and found that the app wa regularly using 20-40% CPU which is why the battery was draining so fast.
I reinstalled the app but the issue has returned, although more intermittent now