The SoundCloud of extreme battery drain

Never mind my initial enthusiasm about SoundCloud on Android; I uninstalled the bugger after noticing extreme battery drain, which seems linked to its background synchronization. Before uninstalling, I tried to:

  1. switch on “wifi only syncing”, which did not help
  2. disable all 4 items (left part of image) being synced, which did not help
  3. disable SoundCloud sync altogether, which did not seem to help either
  4. remove the SoundCloud-item from the list of synchronization sources, which inconveniently also logged me out of the app rendering it pretty useless

I contacted SoundCloud support, who confirmed they are working on a fix (although the release notes mentions battery drain a couple of times, guess this is not an entirely new issue). But until then I guess I’ll have to download the individual tracks from the SoundCloud website to listen to “It is what it is” on my Galaxy SII, no?

4 thoughts on “The SoundCloud of extreme battery drain

  1. Russ

    You’re one of the top results for android soundcloud battery drain. I’m having this problem 9 months on :( Did you find a fix?

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  2. saso

    Make it 4 years… still a huge battery drain.
    It’s a shame really, the app itself is good, and has tons of great content, but the power usage is a huge problem.

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