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Facebook Messenger using 45% of the power when phone idle and connected to 4g

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  1. Plecto123

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    The titler explains it. Is there a way to reduce the power without turning mobile data off? Apps can't be automaticly killed and mobile data can't be turner on or off without root access so I don't think it's possible to toggle it on and off to preserve battery. I can't be the only one with this issue?
     

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    That is Facebook and messenger for you. Battery hog's. Use a browser instead of the app
     
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    It depends. How much battery was actually used. Remember that this is 45% of the battery used. If it was 1% per hour, it shouldn't really matter. It just means there was nothing else running.
     
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    Post a screen shot of your battery usage
     
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    I am interested in how much it's draining compared to the other apps, even if it's draining 1% of the battery every hour, my phone would still last twice as long if I terminated the app (4 days vs. 2 days). Screenshot coming.

    chanchan05, you said in my other thread that even if I terminated the app, it would just start back up again? Why is that?
     
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    Because it actively pulls for notifications.
     
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    Get rid of that faceFook HOG app and use m.facebook.com from your browser...
     
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    http://postimg.org/image/d7q2fhqf5/

    This time I had facebook on Chrome by accident, seems like it doesn't matter whether I use the Messenger app or a browser, mobile data will drain regardless.

    Rooting my phone and then have Tasker toggle mobile data on/off with a really low duty cycle (1% on, 99% off for instance) would probably fix the whole issue while while still being reachable on facebook when I'm outside, right?

    MLSS: I tried manually terminating Messenger, it doesn't automatically start up on my phone at least.
     
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    I turned off the setting "mobile data always on" and that seems like a fix, now my Truecaller app seems to be on top, while Messenger is down to 7% of battery consumption (which is a massive difference). I assumed that this setting simply turns mobile data off when the screen is off, but I still get instant notification from Messenger when my screen is off, so I don't really understand it. I tried to do some googling and saw some people proposing that this setting will turn mobile data off after a delay (10-15 minutes), but that can't explain the massive difference in battery drain.
     

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