Spotify seems to drain the battery on some iPhones
From the original thread:
"I have the premium service and have noticed a significant battery drain when using Spotify as compared to my iPhone 4. Is it just me?I've optimized my phone to conserve power as much as possible already. Brightness, push/fetch, location, turned off cellular for spotify... Still. It drains really fast."
2013-02-04: This issue is still high on our to-fix list.
2014-05-19: This appears to have been fixed in the v1.0.x releases. Anyone still having issues please let us know.
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agree with above comments - really not happy about this, Enough for me to go back to Soundcloud as I mostly use spotfiy on my phone, and can't tolerate such a drain when i listen to music.
I'd just like to remind everyone who is still having issues with iPhone 5 battery drain that the iPhone 5 generally has a battery life which sucks and it might just be that you have a faulty device. Apple did issue a replacement scheme where they will replace the battery for you - you can find more information over at: https://www.apple.com/uk/support/iphone5-battery/
Spotify is a streaming application, and will naturally take up battery life, as other apps like YouTube will. If you want my solution to this issue, just upgrade your device - you can't hog onto ancient technology forever.
I'm glad I just found this thread. I'm a premium member and I have never had a problem with Spotify draining the life from my battery, until yesterday. I was out jogging and when I took a break I noticed a significant drop in battery life. I checked usage and saw 72% for Spotify! I don't understand why this suddenly became a problem. I love Spotify, but I will cancel my subscribtion if this continues to be an issue.