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Updated app on iOS battery usage

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Curve Mon 17-Oct-16 15:29:48

Hi MNHQ - the app is eating my battery - see screenshot - has anyone else had this problem? I've a Iphone 6 Plus with iOS 10.02 Thanks!

blueskyinmarch Mon 17-Oct-16 15:32:02

Mumsnet has always eaten up my battery. Pokemon Go is worse. I now carry several battery packs with me if i am going to be out for a while with no access to a charger. It is the phones problem not Mumsnets problem.

Curve Mon 17-Oct-16 17:24:01

Thanks - I just think it uses a lot of power for what I do - read a couple of threads. Yes Pokémon go uses lots of battery but that's the location services & is expected . I might just try using the mumsnet mobile website then.

Rubberduck2 Tue 18-Oct-16 13:19:38

There was a massive issue with this a few days ago which they said was sorted. It's a lot better than it was for me, but it's still having an effect on my phone! Bloody irritating!!

JennyOnAPlate Tue 18-Oct-16 13:22:48

Yes I had the same problem (iPhone 6s) I've deleted the app now and am back on the mobile site.

Jessicacacaca Tue 18-Oct-16 17:54:47

I'm having this issue too, my phone also gets really hot when I use the app. Shame though it's putting me off using the app as much. This is my battery usage.

Rubberduck2 Wed 19-Oct-16 18:15:52



PushingElephantsUpStairs Wed 19-Oct-16 18:27:50

This is an issue for me too, thought my battery was running out quicker than usual! 49% used by MN app in last 24 hours!

PushingElephantsUpStairs Wed 19-Oct-16 18:29:05

My phone's an iPhone se

BrioLover Wed 19-Oct-16 18:33:53

Mine is same! I have recently updated to iOS 10 and have an iPhone 6s. It's never been this bad!

Spaghettio Wed 19-Oct-16 19:00:32

I've stopped using the app because of this and am back to the mobile site on safari. It's a pity as I quite like the app!

Angelto5 Wed 19-Oct-16 19:04:46

Just checked mine hmm

iphone6 iOS 10.2

Lemonsole Wed 19-Oct-16 19:08:35

I thought my battery was running down faster than usual.

Will it be ok if I close the app down completely when I'm not using it? iPhone 6s here, with iOS 10.0.2

CatAnnoyance Wed 19-Oct-16 19:15:55

Same problem here too. Only the Talk app seems to eat through my battery and my phone becomes red hot. If I don't use the app for a day, the battery is great. And this has only been since the iOS upgrade, it was fine before then.

May do what other posters do and get rid of it and use the mobile site instead

Ifounddory Wed 19-Oct-16 19:17:11

I flagged this when iOS 10 hit. It was far better before then. It's just insane ATM which annoys me because it's nicer to use the app than the mobile site.

I can't see why it needs to use so much battery to essentially access a text forum when my google maps sat nav using gps uses half that.

Rubberduck2 Tue 25-Oct-16 20:55:11

MNHQ can we get an answer on this please.

It seems to be ok some days and sure others.

If you could actually reply to this thread rather than leaving its posters with no answer it would be appreciated.

Rolocookies Tue 25-Oct-16 20:57:53

I'd also like an answer, has anyone reported the thread so they see it?

idontlikealdi Tue 25-Oct-16 21:04:40

I just checked mine! Phone also getting red hot.

FedUpWithBriiiiiick Tue 25-Oct-16 21:15:43

Same here. MN app EATS battery life and makes my phone hot.

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Oct-16 14:21:09

Hi all,

Apologies for the late reply - we will flag this with the app team and get back to you once we know more.

cozietoesie Wed 26-Oct-16 14:48:51

There's a new iOS 10 update just out. It might be worth reassessing in light of that?

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Oct-16 15:19:52

Update! This is something the app team are very aware of, they've been working on a fix which they hope (pending approval from Apple) will be released soon. We're sorry we can't be of more help in the meantime, please do bear with us.

Rubberduck2 Wed 26-Oct-16 15:21:35

Thanks. I hope it's fixed soon. Using MN is a PITA at the moment unless I'm next to my charger.

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