Viber battery drain?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by micrors4racer, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. micrors4racer macrumors 6502

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    I just got a hold of Viber and love the ease of use and call quality. However it seems like I'm losing over 1 hour of battery life by keeping it running. Anyone else have this problem ?
     
  2. micrors4racer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone experience the same thing? I posted this back when I had a 4S and now its still the same on my 5 despite vibers claims of it not using much battery. I find that even with the app closed and not in the fast switch menu it will still drain the battery. I get about 6-7 hours of use on my iPhone 5 with viber on and easily 8-10 hours without it. And thats with just having the app installed and not being actively used.
     
  3. justperry macrumors 604

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    I have it installed on my 3GS but actually not used it much.

    But, it could be you have conflicting Apps on the phone, have you ever tried to have a clean iPhone and only install Viper and see if it is still the same?
    Also, is Viper Location Aware, Location Services can eat your battery.
     
  4. micrors4racer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup I only do clean installs when I first setup my phones and never restore from backups.

    Not sure if you are just misspelling viber to viper but is there a way to stop viber from using location services?
     
  5. justperry macrumors 604

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    Viber-Viper is almost the same, just typed wrong.

    What I meant was, after clean install install viber only, nothing else.

    Viber does not show up in Location Services so I guess it's not using it.
     
  6. alebeau44 macrumors newbie

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    Viber Battery Drain

    I did notice that my battery was draining way too fast right after the Viber install - using an LG cell phone
    I have removed Viber and now the battery is once again surviving longer.
    :)
     

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