If you use this app of Google then you need to be a little careful. In fact, the Google Messages app is heating up the smartphone and draining the battery as soon as the camera is turned on. Users have complained about this new bug on one of Google’s 9 to 5 Google Messages apps on Reddit. According to reports, when a user tries to quickly click a picture inside an app to share it with other users, the app triggers the camera.
For those unfamiliar, the Google Messages app allows users to share an image from a gallery or use the live feed from a smartphone’s camera to share a quick snapshot. According to reports, sometimes new bugs cause the camera feed to turn on even when it is not displayed on the screen. The report further suggests that the camera remains on even when the Google Messages app is in the background, resulting in overheating and significant battery loss.
Users were able to detect this new bug in Android 12 through a privacy gesture. An app is using a specific sensor on your smartphone. This feature is displayed at the top of the screen whenever the application is using the camera or microphone. Shows pop-up. It’s worth noting that Android 12 only shows you alerts when the app is accessing the camera or microphone in the background.
Reports suggest that you can block the Google Messages app from accessing your camera in the background. If that doesn’t work, then you should remove the camera permission for the app until Google fixes the error. For this you’ll need to change a few settings on your phone: You can view and change the permissions you’ve given by tapping Settings > Apps & notifications > Apps.