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  1. Thomaz de Oliveira dos Reis's Avatar
    Same problem here with my lollipop on moto x 2014 and my wife s4 mini with kitkat
    02-13-2015 04:34 AM
  2. ChuckG73's Avatar
    Holy Bat Wings Robin....Just deleted Messenger. Had it installed for months and could not figure out why I could not get my phone to charge or last.....found the culprit, do not know why, but quick fix....deleted
    02-13-2015 05:53 AM
  3. goodguymj's Avatar
    Exactly the same problem since yesterday on my Galaxy Note 2. Messenger began draining my battery for no reason. Uninstalled Messenger until they fix this problem.
    02-13-2015 06:54 AM
  4. Colwriter's Avatar
    Also the same problem - 25% drain in 1.5. hours with using no apps at all. Found Messenger responsible for 50% and Android System for 25%of the drain by using the GSam Battery Monitor (Free in Google Play)
    02-13-2015 07:38 AM
  5. Tim Nei's Avatar
    I had the same problem just start yesterday. My GS5 died at 2pm and it normally finishes the day with 50%. I didn't think to look up the power history. Then this morning, 1 hour in to the day I'm down to 90% already. So I look at my power usage and FB Messenger is 45% of my battery drain.

    Messenger killing my battery-screenshot_2015-02-13-08-29-31_resized.png

    It hasn't even been used today. Right now, 1 hour and 45 min in, FB Messenger has been 46% of my battery drain and it hasn't even been opened.

    It gets uninstalled now.
    02-13-2015 08:32 AM
  6. kmf1's Avatar
    So far, FB Messenger does not even show up in my Battery stats.
    02-13-2015 08:51 AM
  7. JohnS305's Avatar
    Exactly the same problem since yesterday on my Galaxy Note 2. Messenger began draining my battery for no reason. Uninstalled Messenger until they fix this problem.
    I reported the problem to Facebook, whether it does any good or not who knows. The problem seems to be pretty widespread so maybe they'll do something about it.
    goodguymj and Snareman like this.
    02-13-2015 09:54 AM
  8. Stratman Rick's Avatar
    Droid Turbo had the same exact thing crop up yesterday with the Messenger app. My phone was HOT to the touch and battery was at 60% after 3 hours which is of course WAY abnormal. Force stopped but it came back on. Had to uninstall the app and then all was normal. WTF did FB do to this app?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-13-2015 11:08 AM
  9. PixieWife's Avatar
    Mine started these issues yesterday.

    Woke up to an almost dead battery despite being plugged in overnight. Thought maybe the connection had been loose. Plugged it in at work. Couldn't get it to charge at all until it ran out of battery and charged while everything was off.

    Thought that restart would reboot whatever was going on but it didn't.

    Went from 50% to dead in two hours of standby - not used at all, no screen, nothing.

    Finally looked at battery usage. messenger was using 52% of my battery over the past 24 hours. Recharged on airplane mode, deleted the app, took OFF airplane mode, now normal behavior.

    Weird. But glad that's all it was and that my phone wasn't botted.
    02-13-2015 11:48 AM
  10. law2010's Avatar
    HTC One M8. About two days ago my Facebook Messenger app started eating all of my battery. My phone never heats up and I could feel the bloody thing burning the inside of my pocket today. My battery usually has about 65% after a 15 hour day. I was at about 70% three hours off the charger with almost no use this morning. The Facebook Messenger app had consumed almost the entirety of the battery-- I think I sent two text messages this morning. Other than that, the phone had not been used.

    Something must have happened in a Messenger update because this app has been on my phone for months and never really had an issue.
    02-13-2015 11:54 AM
  11. Way Thola's Avatar
    I have same issue.50% battery drain from messenger.
    Samsung S4 verizon
    I never use messenger.
    02-13-2015 12:50 PM
  12. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    I know as soon as I say this, I'll be posting a message tomorrow complaining of an issue, but I can honestly say that I've never had any issues with Messenger. I've used it on my Razr Maxx for a couple years and again on my Turbo now, without incident.
    02-13-2015 01:16 PM
  13. GSEND's Avatar
    I have been having exactly the same problem! All of a sudden, Messenger started eating my battery a few days ago. I just uninstalled it to stop the battery drain. I changed several of the settings before the uninstalled, but the drain continued. Bye Bye For Now, Messenger!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-13-2015 01:30 PM
  14. Snareman's Avatar
    Of course now that we've all deleted it we won't know when/if the issue is fixed. I hardly used the thing anyway and didn't install it until FB basically forced me to because I couldn't get chat messages through the FB app any more. I only get those messages every few months from people so no big loss. I'll wait until I have a big need (if there ever is one) to reinstall it and see if its fixed by then.

    I wonder if there is any way for them to tell from there end that everyone is uninstalling it. Not sure if there is any kind of feedback to them from the phones.
    02-13-2015 01:42 PM
  15. BradSmithSC's Avatar
    Battery usage ranges between 61% and 66%. Reinstalled app but did not resolve.
    You just know a sleep deprived coding team is frantically working to resolve.
    Messenger killing my battery-10974190_10203507841368470_1708486421386253766_o.jpg
    02-13-2015 04:28 PM
  16. Snareman's Avatar
    Battery usage ranges between 61% and 66%. Reinstalled app but did not resolve.
    You just know a sleep deprived coding team is frantically working to resolve.
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    What app is that?
    02-13-2015 04:29 PM
  17. sitlet's Avatar
    Same issue here with my HTC m8. Started 2 days ago, only sent three messages with the app in those 2 days. Gsam is saying it's using 80 percent of my battery. I'm losing about 25 percent an hour.

    I did see something on a reddit post that said this is only happening on 4g and not WiFi. Sure enough, sitting at home before work today, my phone drained about 5 percent in 4 hours. As soon as i left, it drained 20 percent before I even got to work.
    02-13-2015 04:41 PM
  18. maxman1's Avatar
    Pretty clear that there's a major problem with the app. Maybe they're on top of it but would be nice if they actually acknowledged what's up with it.
    02-13-2015 05:03 PM
  19. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    Dont take any offense to this, but is FB messenger completely necessary? If I want to browse facebook on my phone I just go on chrome mobile. And if I want to get in touch with a friend I just text them...
    02-13-2015 05:57 PM
  20. Rigelian's Avatar
    I ran into this problem yesterday. Deleted messenger and my battery is back to normal. It seems that this problem has surfaced the last day or so.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-13-2015 10:18 PM
  21. mobrules's Avatar
    What app is that?
    I would like to know also. Thank you.
    02-13-2015 10:38 PM
  22. Petros DIMITRIOU's Avatar
    Yap. Same thing here as well.
    Killed the battery and almost burned the cover of my Nexus 9 (WiFi). Uninstalled it then the next day installed it again. The same thing happened, so uninstalled fb messenger and waiting for a response from Zuckerberg.
    However, this is not the same at my Nexus 5. There the app operates as it used to, without any glitches or other issues.
    Really strange considering both devices run 5.0.1

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-14-2015 11:42 AM
  23. GSEND's Avatar
    I re-installed Messenger yesterday and battery usage seems back to normal. Messenger is not even registering on my battery usage.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-18-2015 08:15 AM
  24. KA1OTE's Avatar
    Battery usage ranges between 61% and 66%. Reinstalled app but did not resolve.
    You just know a sleep deprived coding team is frantically working to resolve.
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    I have tried searching for this app you have pictured here, but to no avail. I am always on the lookout for a decent (free or paid) battery consumption app and this one appears to be right up my alley.
    Seeing as how I am not the only one interested, it would be greatly appreciated by a number of us if you could tell us the name of this app.
    Thank you much!
    02-18-2015 03:37 PM
  25. JohnS305's Avatar
    I re-installed Messenger yesterday and battery usage seems back to normal. Messenger is not even registering on my battery usage.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I found a Reddit thread on the subject and someone on there said they're an engineer for Messenger for Android, and said they fixed the issue. I haven't tried it yet. Facebook Messenger causing massive battery drain : Android
    02-18-2015 04:51 PM
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