Whatsapp is eating up my iPhone 6's battery!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mfarben, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. mfarben macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2014
    Hey Folks, my iphone 6 battery is really disappointing. Dunno if its maybe whatsapp specific.
    Just unplugged it and Texted a bit and the battery rushed down to 94%.

    Could someone whos also using whatsapp a Lot verify this?

    Here s a Screenshot ImageUploadedByTapatalk1411405128.225287.jpg
  2. oats555 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2013
    That is battery usage from the last 24 hours (not since unplugged). Therefore, it just means that you used Whatsapp a lot in the previous 24 hours. Not that it ate the battery down to 94%.
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    that does not seem to bad 44 minutes of usage for 6%, if you get that average you will get 10-12hours of usage for a full charge
  4. mfarben thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2014
    Whatsapp is eating up my iPhone 6's battery !

    Strange thing is, i didn't really use it that much. It certainly wasnt 40 Minutes of Screen on Time. And when the screen is on I can watch the percentage go down.

    Edit: Right now while texting this short post it dropped from 93 to 91.
  5. jacksam101 macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Crewe (UK)
    Coming from a iPhone 5 to 6 (both 64gb) I've found battery life to be very impressive - this was from earlier today (after not charging it last night)

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  6. TheJordy macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2014
    I'm facing the same issue. I've only owned my iPhone 6 for two days, but I also already noticed this. My WhatsApp has used 25% the last 24 hours. Also my WhatsApp often says that it's connecting (to the server I suppose?), it could be that this has something to do with it? Has anyone already found a solution to this problem? It's really bugging me out...
  7. Ardmanz macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2013
    Whatsapp is the main battery killer for me as well.
  8. Terarchi macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2013
    Barcelona, Spain
    I really hate it, even with the backgrounding off is eating all my battery...

  9. Mercenary macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    What's app is a famous battery killer. It has to keep checking to see if there are any new messages. Nothing new
  10. Ramio macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2011
    Houston, TeXas
    Sounds strange. Whatsapp with that?...ok cheesy.
  11. Coupz macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2013
    Are you on multiple groups with many people? That would be reason for that high usage. You could also try to change the notifications from whatsapp and see if that helps.
  12. Wahlstrm macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2013
    I remember Ping chat, that app literally took 1% per message on my iPhone 3Gs.. But hey, it was free texts :)

    Apps that constantly send/receive data will kill your battery quite quick.
  13. mfarben thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2014
  14. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    it polls the server in the background. what do you expect?
  15. mfarben thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2014
    Whatsapp is eating up my iPhone 6's battery!

    I expect a "simple" messaging app used by millions of people everyday to not be a battery hog like it seems to be.

    I've switched background refresh off by the way ...
  16. Gryfter macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    WhatsApp is renowned for being a battery killer... you have to kill the app with multitasking; just having the app in the background with nothing running will still drain the battery...
  17. iPhilPHX macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
  18. mfarben thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2014
    I would... But all of my Friends are using it ...
  19. mib1800 Suspended

    Sep 16, 2012
  20. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    your simple messaging app sends data to their servers on a regular basis, which eats up battery.

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