Skype version 4.7 for Android brings significant battery savings

Skype version 4.7 for Android brings significant battery savings

“Imagine being able to leave Skype running on your phone all day without having to worry about your battery life.”

That’s how Skype are promoting their latest version of the popular app, promising to rid the battery woes that has plagued the app for sometime.

Version 4.7 of Skype sees improvements that aggressively tackle the issue of battery usage, to a point where Skype claim leaving the application running in the background all day will go unnoticed by users when it comes to battery used.

To achieve such drastic improvements, Skype have had to make some fundamental under-the-hood changes including turning off instant notification of messages in group chats. They advise:

  1. In the near future, you will be able to receive group chat messages instantly without additional battery impact.
  2. If you can’t wait for that to happen, we’ve added a new setting to let you keep group chat notifications. Go to Settings > Notifications > check the “Sync group messages in the background” box.

In addition, version 4.7 of Skype includes a workaround for a KitKat bug which caused a ‘runaway’ process when the camera was synced in the background (fantastic news), as well as a fix for audio and video calling on tablets that do not have Bluetooth.

The update is live in the Google Play Store right now.

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