WhatsApp Users Report Massive Battery Drain After Recent Update

After the latest WhatsApp update, OnePlus, Xiaomi and Samsung smartphone users are up in arms complaining about WhatsApp’s unusually high battery usage. Some users took it to Reddit to complain about the issue while others are ranting on twitter.

One of the users with a OnePlus 6 complained that the application showed 1.5 hours of usage even though he had opened the application for a minute.

Apart from this, WhatsApp’s comment section in the Google Play Store is also blowing up with complaints. One of the users using a Redmi Note 5 Pro said that due to WhatsApp running in the background, the phone’s battery declined from 74% to 19% in no time. Most of the users are complaining that the application is consuming 30% or more battery even if they use it to send a single message.

People have tried out all kinds of fixes to get rid of the bug, some have worked while others just fix the issue temporarily. Some of the user proposed solutions are:

  • Uninstall and reinstall the application.
  • Backup your data and install the WhatsApp version 2.19.325.
  • Go back to the older version of WhatsApp by using an APK file.
  • Clear app cache and data, and load WhatsApp version 2.19.325.

Facebook hasn’t responded to this issue as of yet. We’ll keep you posted about further developments on this problem.


  • It’s also true for other brands of smartphones like Qmobole, huawei and honor. Fast battery depletion. Data phishing. FB consumed 500mb data in just 30 min. while no activity was done on it.
    Whatsapp, FB and Insta, all have same agenda.


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