1. cknobman's Avatar
    I have a brand new S20 and tried to replace Samsung Messages with Google Messages.
    I'm coming from a Note 9 where I have been using Google Messages for 2 years without issue.

    On this new S20 I've been getting 5-8% battery drain per hour from Google Messages and I cannot figure out why.

    I have cleared app data. I have cleared the partition cache. I have reinstalled. I have turned chat features on/off.
    Nothing seems to help.

    Does anyone else use Google Messages or has anyone else experienced a problem like this?
    08-16-2020 11:27 AM
  2. anon(10614692)'s Avatar
    I have an S10 and tried Google Messages and experienced high batter usage, too. I was keen to use RCS messaging but uninstalled and waited for it to arrive from Samsung. My wife's S8 was the same.
    08-16-2020 01:19 PM
  3. customshopkv1's Avatar
    The last week on my S20U it's been between 0.9% - 4.3% daily usage.
    08-16-2020 01:37 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    I would force close it and keep a eye on it
    08-16-2020 02:07 PM
  5. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I have a S10+and when Samsung messages kept crashing on me I moved to Google messages for a few weeks. I was so happy to move back to Samsung's own app. And it was draining more battery. Am on exynos version.
    08-16-2020 02:34 PM
  6. cknobman's Avatar
    The Samsung messages has improved quite a bit from the one I remember from 2-3 years ago.
    08-16-2020 10:28 PM
  7. cknobman's Avatar
    I reinstalled Google Messages this morning and so far today it seems to be behaving much better.
    08-17-2020 02:28 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I reinstalled Google Messages this morning and so far today it seems to be behaving much better.
    Just force stop it , when it acts up much easier, glad though back to normal.
    cknobman likes this.
    08-17-2020 03:13 PM
  9. X1tymez's Avatar
    5% seen high. Are you on it all the time? My battery stat is around .5%...
    08-17-2020 05:05 PM
  10. cknobman's Avatar
    So right now Messages has used 3.1% of my battery in the past 8 hours.

    Not bad IMO.

    I use it alot from my computer with the browser here at work.
    08-17-2020 05:20 PM

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