Android Skype update improves battery life

The Skype team at Microsoft has been busy the last few weeks updating the various Skype apps: Windows Phone, Windows 8.1, and Xbox One. Today was the day for the Android version to receive it's turn, version 2.7 is said to improve battery life on smart phones and most tablets on Android. The battery saving measures taken by Skype include disabling instant notifications in group chats by default. This feature can be re-enabled within the settings menu of the application if the user so chooses. Users using Android 4.7 have been relieved of a bug causing a "runaway process when the camera was synced in the background" within this update.

With Skype 4.7 for Android, we are introducing aggressive battery savings that will allow most of our users to leave Skype running without noticeably affecting battery life. It has been a challenging process, because to do this we've had to transform to the way Skype technology works.

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I don't like the Skype updates because it messes up the notifications.


Int they need to do this for apple products.

Apple products need improved battery life.
Mine drains too quick.


they need to do this for apple products.


that is good hope they do this for IPhone in the future.


well thats cool but i still dont see a difference in my phones battery


Fantastic. This will help out so much. Use it mainly on PC but it is very useful for college!


I don't really use Skype on my android, or iPod. I have used it on my PC before.


That's pretty cool, but I never used Skype on my phone that much anyways..


Sounds like it wasn't easy but glad they got round to it and fixed the battery issues.


thank god, can't have my phone on skype when it is idle or it will drain super fast

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