Android users can add up to 20% more battery life on their phones by uninstalling this one app?
posted by Alan F. / Feb 01, 2016, 11:01 AM
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.
source: Reddit via TheGuardian
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Why uninstall it? Don't we have the Greenify?
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 11:03 AM 0
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Facebook restarts automatically after being greenified...
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 11:51 AM 12
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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 Feb 01, 2016, 2:20 PM 21
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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 Feb 02, 2016, 1:52 PM 0
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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 Feb 01, 2016, 11:04 AM 1
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 Feb 01, 2016, 11:16 AM 15
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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 Feb 01, 2016, 11:05 AM 16
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I dont have facebook app. Should I install it and unninstall to gain 20% more battery life? *insert_trollface_here*
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 11:07 AM 26
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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 Feb 01, 2016, 11:52 AM 11
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