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

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.


source: Reddit via TheGuardian

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81 Comments

1. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

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

21. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Facebook restarts automatically after being greenified...

60. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 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 :)

69. RajRicardo

Posts: 490; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

or install facebook lite.

73. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

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

77. Cicero

Posts: 1117; Member since: Jan 22, 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.

64. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 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.

50. igorb81

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

53. Piotrek007

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

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

67. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

who cares about you anyway?

83. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

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

78. Brewski

Posts: 672; Member since: Jun 05, 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?

82. Z3R091 unregistered

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

80. aleant36

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

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

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

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.

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

65. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

true multi-tasking at it's finest.

3. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

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

40. Rocket

Posts: 642; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

whats facebook? ;)

79. T-rex unregistered

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

4. Metropolis75

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

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

5. pifon

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

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

13. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

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

23. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 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

29. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

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

36. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

71. Recycle-bin

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 30, 2015

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

26. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

That would also make your apps open 15% faster

6. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

true that fb app fr android is crap

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