23.05.2024

Users complain that Messages on Android drains battery quickly

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Users of Google's default Android messenger complain about fast draining and overheating of their smartphones. The problem usually occurs after sending photos to other users.

Tracking the culprit was possible thanks to the camera and microphone usage monitoring feature in Android 12. On the affected smartphones, Messages used the camera in the background. Probably due to a bug in the messenger, the viewfinder that opens along with the photo attachment interface does not close when the program is minimized. As a result, the device heats up and discharges faster than usual.

The easiest way to fix this is to remove the application from the list of recently opened. But you can solve the problem more radically if you don’t take pictures through Messages and don’t want to constantly worry about whether the messenger was closed.

Users complain that Messages on Android drains battery quickly

Open the application settings, go to the “Permissions” section and change the camera access type to “Deny”. The exact location of this section and interface varies by manufacturer.