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Android users can add up to 20% more battery life on their phones by uninstalling this one app?

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Android users can add up to 20% more battery life on their phones by uninstalling this one app?
If you own an Android handset, uninstalling the Facebook app can improve your battery life by as much as 20%. Once the Facebook app was removed from handsets powered by Google's open source OS, battery life lasted 20% longer and apps opened 15% faster. This is based on anecdotal evidence provided by an Android blogger named Russell Holly, and a Reddit user with the handle of pbrandes_eth.

The Facebook app consumes a lot of power even when it is running in the background. Once the app was uninstalled, the Android system and Android OS both consumed less battery power. Even if Facebook doesn't show up on your phone as a power hungry application, the battery life it is munching on will show up elsewhere.

If having a longer battery life is more important to you than using the Facebook app, why not uninstall it and use your browser if Facebook is needed? You will be thanking yourself for doing so the very first time that your phone is running on fumes.

Uninstalling the Facebook app can make Android apps open up to 15% faster

Uninstalling the Facebook app can make Android apps open up to 15% faster


source: Reddit via TheGuardian

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posted on 01 Feb 2016, 11:03

1. maple_mak (Posts: 808; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Why uninstall it? Don't we have the Greenify?

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 11:51 12

21. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Facebook restarts automatically after being greenified...

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 17:33 1

60. villagerguyz (Posts: 95; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


Tick "always ignore running state" for Facebook, cut wake-up paths for Facebook app and done..... (only for Greenify Donation+Xposed)

or just uninstall Facebook app :)

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 00:57 1

69. RajRicardo (Posts: 454; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


or install facebook lite.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 02:45 1

73. villagerguyz (Posts: 95; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


IMO, I don't like Facebook Lite.... I just use the full-fledged FB app.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 08:49

77. Cicero (Posts: 916; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Why to do so? It's like you use internet page of Facebook. It will consume resources only when you hit it and being death for the rest of the time.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 20:11

64. Sovat_fc (Posts: 224; Member since: 30 Aug 2014)


@techspace - right you are! The only solution is uninstall it, but I still keep its messaging app as all my beloved ones living abroad, use it to call me.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 14:20 21

50. igorb81 (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


who needs stupid Facebook anyway? I closed my account years ago and never looked back. That was the best decision I made in recent history. Screw Facebook.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 14:48 7

53. Piotrek007 (Posts: 112; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Ok, You did, but more than one billion people are still using it....

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 22:44 2

67. kent-gaga (Posts: 565; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


who cares about you anyway?

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 05:30

83. KonaStang4.6 (Posts: 175; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


The person who says "who needs 'x', 'x' is stupid" needs "x". That's how it works.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 13:52

78. Brewski (Posts: 411; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Dang. I was hoping for something useful (not sure why I came to PA....)

What about those of us who never installed the FB app? Where's our battery savings?

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 02:38

82. Z3R091 (Posts: 88; Member since: 13 Apr 2014)


Look it up.
There are great apps like Greenify, Auto Start Manager and others.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 15:30

80. aleant36 (Posts: 71; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


I use "Folio app" as a Facebook replacement. Much smaller size. It does all the same features as well.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 11:04 1

2. Finalflash (Posts: 3455; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Someone should do some homework and find out if force stopping facebooks background activities/services might be a better way to do this. It will allow the app to maintain most of its functionality when alive and not let the background tasks run rampant.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 11:16 15

7. Unordinary (unregistered)


It doesn't. There has been countless research for the past few months people have been conducting. FB takes advantage of certain aspects of each OS and abuses it, causing tremendous battery drain. PA is late behind the ball, as always, and decided to rewrite a Reddit link today.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 13:06 2

46. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 13895; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Proof? The battery-life on my phone is the same with or without Facebook installed.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 20:28

65. nodes (Posts: 761; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


true multi-tasking at it's finest.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 11:05 16

3. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 431; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


I've been living without the couple for over a year. All I do is use a browser like I do on PC.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 12:55 11

40. Rocket (Posts: 414; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


whats facebook? ;)

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 03:47 1

79. T-rex (unregistered)


it's that stupid thing which people post photos on when they die taking selfies ;)

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 11:05 7

4. Metropolis75 (Posts: 164; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Most people would rather have crappy battery life than take Facebook off their phone lol.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 11:07 26

5. pifon (Posts: 75; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


I dont have facebook app. Should I install it and unninstall to gain 20% more battery life? *insert_trollface_here*

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 11:32 4

13. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Yes, but that only works in iOS. *insert_trollface1.jpg_here*

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 11:52 11

23. MichiGo (Posts: 173; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


If you install it and uninstall it twice you will save 40% more battery life. it only works if you do it twice tho

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 12:09 3

29. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


You can root your device and increase the limit,you can also charge other phones after uninstalling facebook more than 5 times.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 12:42 2

36. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 493; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


And if you install then uninstall 6 times and it actually charges your battery!

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 01:34 3

71. Recycle-bin (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Aug 2015)


yeah uninstall it 10 times your phone will become a power bank

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 12:02

26. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


That would also make your apps open 15% faster

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 11:09

6. TheBiz (Posts: 232; Member since: 13 Apr 2015)


true that fb app fr android is crap

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