Removing this one app could increase your iPhone's battery life by 15%
1. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2702; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
I remember Arch_Fiend saying iPhone doesn't have this problem lol
2. shaineql (Posts: 344; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
It has , i uninstalled it on my previous 5S and used FB from browser.
14. Unordinary (Posts: 1175; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)
I kept trying to tell him... Clueless idiots thinking their iPhone can't be harmed
3. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
I can't believe that such a big corporation can't make a half-decent app. Do they think that it's the only app on the phone, and has the right to abuse to system's resources?
9. Finalflash (Posts: 2773; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
They can make a half decent app but they don't want to. The current facebook app reads any and all information it can pull from your phone. It also monitors usage and browsing patterns. They are in the information business as well and that is why it is a such a crappy app to have. The browser version doesn't do any of that because it doesn't have access on the hardware, so it will likely remain the best option.
11. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
You're indeed right. Someone told me he disabled all the permissions from the Facebook app on marshmallow and it runs like a dream now, sucking no battery and causing no wake locks.
19. ibend (Posts: 3533; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)
just look all those permission it ask, lol
even browser didnt ask that much :-/
10. alumoyo (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)
Its crazy - a few weeks ago PA posted a story about how Apple is driving away talent coz they are too harsh on young upcoming developers, and all those people are going to companies like facebook. But this has got me thinking, maybe things are a little too cushy over at facebook if they keep churning out junk year after year. The only good app from FB - the facebook lite app, was essentially done by the snaptu guys who facebook bought a few years ago. How can such a massive entity be so inept at this - its totally beyond me.
4. realjjj (Posts: 361; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
On Android AVG puts out reports about the heaviest apps.
FB is bad but there are others like Instagram or even Google Play.
6. Nopers (Posts: 137; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)
Google play is only battery draining because of the downloads.
17. Rocket (Posts: 185; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
play store is part of an android phone it drains the battery bcuz is constantly checking for updates etc
8. techietech (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Jan 2016)
Uninstalled that FB app and damn my battery lasts longer now.
12. dmomintz (Posts: 18; Member since: 21 Jan 2016)
The app works great for its intended purpose... spying on you lol. The fb app has always been a battery drain, even back in my iPhone 3g days I figured out the browser work-around to save battery.
13. joevsyou (Posts: 683; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)
facebook is like a lot of people number one app they use from the beginning of the day til they ready put it down for the day, SO i would hope it would make up a % of the battery...
15. Tanii (Posts: 44; Member since: 30 Apr 2015)
Before entering in the thread I knew it'd be facebook app...
16. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2032; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)
Well I've now been proven wrong, good thing i axed facebook and messenger when the android facebook was outed as a battery life killer.
18. egyptian3030 (Posts: 15; Member since: 21 Nov 2015)
I had noticed also SoundCloud App on Android is also battery hungry app, if is applicable to have a category or list for eco-battery apps it will be a good step
20. aleant36 (Posts: 65; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)
Folio! best FB replacement. A whole lot smaller in size, and has all the features as the original FB app.
21. Tanii (Posts: 44; Member since: 30 Apr 2015)
That's nothing but a wrapper.
Using mobile site of facebook in chrome or in any of your favorite browsers would be much better.