We all know that Google Messages is a great app for easily taking and attaching photos to chat messages. However, did you know that the app can also be a huge battery drain? According to an article in 9to5Google, the camera app would occasionally keep running, even when you didn’t have it on screen. (This issue was also reported happening with a Pixel 6 Pro in a Reddit group.) If you’re noticing that your battery is draining quicker than usual, it might be worth checking to see if Google Messages is the culprit.
How to Save Your Phones Battery from Google Messages Camera Feature Bug?
If you’re looking to save your phone’s battery life, one of the best things you can do is to limit the number of apps that have access to your camera. This includes messaging apps like Google Messages. You can easily do this by going into the settings for each app and revoking its permissions. For Google Messages, simply go to Settings > Apps > Messages > Permissions > Camera and select “Don’t allow.” This will help to preserve your battery life and keep your phone running smoothly.
There are a few other things you can also try to help mitigate the issue and save your battery life. First, make sure that you’re not running any older versions of Google Messages. Update the latest version of the app from the Play Store. Next, try force closing the app (go to Settings > Apps & notifications > See all apps > Messages > Force stop). Finally, if you’re still having issues, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the app.
So, there you have it. A few simple tips to help save your battery life if you’re noticing that Google Messages is draining it too quickly. As always, be sure to let us know in the comments if you have any other questions or tips. And happy chatting!
Q: Is there anything else I can do to save battery life while using Google Messages?
A: There are a few other things you can do to help save battery life while using Google Messages. Try turning off the background data for the app (go to Settings > Apps & notifications > See all apps > Messages > Data usage > Background data), or disable the app’s battery optimization (go to Settings > Battery > Battery optimization > Messages > Don’t optimize). You can also try clearing the app’s cache (go to Settings > Apps & notifications > See all apps > Messages > Storage > Clear cache).
Q: I’m not having any issues with Google Messages, but is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening?
A: There are a few things you can do to help prevent the Google Messages camera bug from happening. First, make sure that you’re running the latest version of the app. Update the latest version of the app from the Play Store. Next, try force closing the app (go to Settings > Apps & notifications > See all apps > Messages > Force stop).