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Large battery drain issue in Deezer app on Android 11

  • 27 October 2020
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Hey team. I’m seeing a large battery draw by the Deezer app on my Android phone. I’m using the latest version of Deezer app. I tried clearing app cache and storage, reinstalling an app, etc. Nothing seems to help. I believe that a power draw became worse after an Android 11 upgrade, but it wasn’t great before neither. My phone is getting noticeably warm when running Deezer app.

 

Attaching a screenshot for an example. Please note that I’ve only listened to locally downloaded songs in Deezer. Deezer used 18% of battery vs 3% used by Audible over roughly similar listening times (through a bluetooth speaker with both apps). There’s clearly something going on with Deezer power draw.

 

Device: Pixel 4XL, Android 11

 

 

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Best answer by hpguru 21 February 2021, 19:46

It seems to be the case on my A40 Samsung phone as well.

For yesterday only 2 h and 30 min Deezer in use and battery drain 20%. My phone seems to drain battery over a night from 100% to 90% without doing anything on it… that’s modern phone?

I bought it 6 months just to get fresh battery and it seems like today is more of the same.

You need to charge it daily when as new every other day.

I don’t do Facebook, Facetime or Twitter. Very limited apps, most preinstalled.

It’s not really all Deezer which drains it, but Sony headphones app as well.

I have 3000 mAh battery and perhaps this is underrated for today’s market?

Are modern smartphones made to be bought every 6 or 12 months?

I hope all app makers, not just Deezer, will work on battery consumption. Thanks.

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Hello again @seslash 

I've just asked a few questions from you on another topic.

Thank you very much for your details and the screenshot. I'm forwarding everything to our devs for investigation :v_tone2: stay tuned for app updates!

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It seems to be the case on my A40 Samsung phone as well.

For yesterday only 2 h and 30 min Deezer in use and battery drain 20%. My phone seems to drain battery over a night from 100% to 90% without doing anything on it… that’s modern phone?

I bought it 6 months just to get fresh battery and it seems like today is more of the same.

You need to charge it daily when as new every other day.

I don’t do Facebook, Facetime or Twitter. Very limited apps, most preinstalled.

It’s not really all Deezer which drains it, but Sony headphones app as well.

I have 3000 mAh battery and perhaps this is underrated for today’s market?

Are modern smartphones made to be bought every 6 or 12 months?

I hope all app makers, not just Deezer, will work on battery consumption. Thanks.

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It's something that is on our radar @hpguru we've been considering and investigating the possibility of making a lighter version of Deezer.

Thanks a lot for your contribution!

Same problem on iphone 11 pro, 20% battery drain with background activity. 

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