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WhatsApp impacting battery life of smartphones due to the nonstop activity of WhatsApp in the background

The issue has been raised by OnePlus, Apple, Samsung and many other users across the globe

WhatsApp is causing a battery draining issue on OnePlus devices as reported by many users on Social media platforms as well as OnePlus forums. Recently the Facebook-owned company rolled out new update supporting fingerprint lock for Android devices. After the update may users found out that WhatsApp has started consuming more battery.

“So I only read threats about this topic on a few older devices from OnePlus and that are a while ago. But my OnePlus 7t Pro is 4 days old and I have a problem with Whatsapp draining my battery. It mostly uses the battery in the background… It may not seem that much, but on all my other phones Whatsapp was one of the least battery consuming app. Will OnePlus or Whatsapp do anything about that?” a user reported the issue on OnePlusForum.

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A high drain of battery on the OnePlus device has not only been reported by users using older devices but the latest launched devices such as OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition have also been facing the same issue. Users reported that the average idle drain of the battery of 33 – 40 percent.

Some reports also suggest that devices running Android 9 and 10 operating systems are the only ones being affected. Other smartphone brands such as Apple, Google, Samsung as well as Xiaomi are also reporting similar issues. Samsung newly launched  Galaxy Note 10 series and Samsung Galaxy S10 series users have reported increased battery drainage after installing the latest update from Whatsapp.

The instant messaging app Whatsapp last week released WhatsApp’s latest update for iPhone. After which the users complained about similar problems due to the nonstop activity of WhatsApp in the background.

Due to the battery draining problems on the latest WhatsApp version is impacting the battery life of devices running iOS 13.2 and iOS 13.1.3. “Some users (included me) are experiencing battery drain using WhatsApp for iOS 2.19.112. In particular, Battery Usage reports a high usage of the app in background. Do you experience the same issue?” issue raised by the WABetaInfo Twitter account.

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Komila Singhhttps://www.gadgetbridge.com
Komila is a one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.

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