OnePlus smartphone users are experiencing excessive battery drain from WhatsApp, killing more than 40% of the battery with limited use.

What you need to know

  • OnePlus devices running both Android 9 and 10 are being affected by the high battery drain.
  • WhatsApp version 2.19.308 appears to be the culprit for the cause of the drain.
  • Some Xiaomi phone users are reporting that they are being affected by the bug as well.

OnePlus phones have been great on battery life for the last few iterations of smartphones, however, users of WhatsApp on these devices are having their batteries hammered.

OnePlus users are reporting on Reddit, OnePlus forums, and even through the Play Store that WhatsApp is drastically draining their batteries by 40% or more. To make matters worse, they are getting this horrendous effect even with limited use of the app.

Now, this issue isn’t being seen across all OnePlus devices, only on phones using Android 9 and 10 — which is a large swath of OnePlus smartphones. It doesn’t appear to be every one that uses WhatsApp on their OnePlus phones, but it does seem to be a reasonably high number of folks — even some Xiaomi users are reporting this issue as well.

Hopefully, this bug gets squashed soon, because phones from OnePlus like their fantastic 7T is one of the best phones Android fans can get right now.

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OnePlus 7T

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Continuing in the recent hits of great phones from OnePlus, the 7T brings the 90Hz display and the new Snapdragon 855+ to the mid-range price range with flagship performance. It’s paired with clean software with thoughtful customizations to Android for a wonderful experience.

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