Facebook says you can fix Android app battery issues by resetting the app

If you’re one of the many users that has experienced a dramatic spike in smartphone battery consumption after using Facebook’s Android app, the social network says it now has a solution.

In the past couple of weeks, some Facebook users have reported their battery depleting as much as one percent every minute while Messenger is open. Facebook is a battery hog, but power consumption shouldn’t be that bad.

Facebook Messenger lead David Marcus recently took to Twitter to answer a user’s question regarding the power consumption problem. The issue has reportedly been fixed server side, but according to Marcus, if you’re experiencing battery drain, force close the app and restart it.

To force close an app on Android app, navigate to ‘Settings,’ then select ‘Apps,’ and touch the running tab to view all running apps. Next, select Facebook, and touch the ‘Stop’ or ‘Force Stop’ button.