Multi-IM client app that doesn't drain the battery?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ann713, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    Does such an application even exist? I would like to ask everyone which multi-im client is your app. of choice. I have tried AIM, BeeJiveIM and Meebo to no avail. They all deteriorate my battery percentage tremendously. One percent every 2-3 minutes on EDGE. I don't think this is normal?
     
  2. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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  3. ann713 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tested by making it the only single app running.

    My Location services are off, 3G off, unchecked everything in Spotlight search, brightness at 50%. No dice. I am getting the same battery results on two separate iPhone 4's so I've factored out the battery being a problem.
     
  4. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    You've tried not running that app to see if your battery life is the same?

    I use IM+ with no battery issue at all.
     
  5. gks macrumors 6502

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    They're accessing the internet. They're going to drain battery. The more messages you send and receive the more battery will be lost. There's really no way of getting around it. I use Beejive and it works just fine for me.
     

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