One of the best ways to save battery life on Android smartphones is by limiting the unnecessary background apps and processes.
That said the thought of limiting apps like Google Messages might have never crossed your mind. Well after reading this news article your might think otherwise.
If you are a regular user of Google Messages then you might have used the app for clicking photos and instantly attaching the photos to your messages for sending them to a friend. While doing so there’s a live feed from your camera.
This live feed can be used to either take an immediate snapshot from the small thumbnail preview or you can expand it for a better high-quality photo.
A newly discovered bug in the Google Messages application may leave your live camera feed running in the background. Despite the camera being on you won’t see anything on the screen. This results in a rapid drain of battery and your smartphone might get heated as well.
It’s worth noting that the problem was reportedly introduced in a recent update for Google Messages. So if you haven’t updated this app recently then you might not face this bug. Additionally, it doesn’t appear to affect all phones.
At the time of writing this article, Google has confirmed that the cause of this battery draining bug has been identified, and a permanent fix is already rolling out to users of the Google Messages app.
That said If you facing the aforementioned problem and haven’t received any app update then simply close the Google Messages app from the list of Recent apps. This will terminate the application and all of its operations.