Spotify app making the phone hot and draining battery

wonhyuns

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Feb 14, 2013
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I am not sure if it's a hardware or software issue, but after getting the ios update to 8.1 and also getting the new iphone 6, the battery drain - especially using spotify with bluetooth earphone has been quite noticeable. But, the most concerning fact has been that the phone gets really hot.

Has anyone faced similar issue?
 

yanki01

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Feb 28, 2009
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I listen to the spotify app at the gym with my bluetooth JayBird bluebuds X. I usually go about an hour non-stop with the app and my iPhone 6 doesn't get hot. This was on 8.0, 8.0.1 and 8.1. my battery doesn't drain out of the normal range I would expect it to either.
 

SandboxGeneral

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It happened to me even on 8.0.2. My 5s was very, very hot; so much so that I've never felt it that hot before. It was even plugged into my car, charging and the battery was draining faster than it could charge. Since that day, I've not really used Spotify.
 

wonhyuns

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Feb 14, 2013
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I was on an offline mode, during subway ride.

Very strange - I will try using the app again in the afternoon for a long period of time and see if the issue arises again.
 

Dizle

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Jun 30, 2008
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I stream Spotify for hours at work via wifi and sometimes LTE, doesn't get hot or anything weird. On wifi I can get 3 hours of streaming and it only uses about 8% battery, at least coming from a full charge.
 

Imory

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Feb 2, 2013
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It happened to me even on 8.0.2. My 5s was very, very hot; so much so that I've never felt it that hot before. It was even plugged into my car, charging and the battery was draining faster than it could charge. Since that day, I've not really used Spotify.
That doesn't sound like something the Spotify app caused. Besides, recharging your phone will always make it hot. I would simply restart the the phone or make a hard reset.
 
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