Are Facebook's apps to blame for Apple iPhone battery drain?
posted by Alan F. / Jun 04, 2013, 11:06 AM
According to Düvel, the problem is that Facebook's apps aren't turning off when in the background and not being used. The main Facebook app and the Facebook Messenger app apparently go into a cycle where they become active for 10 seconds, go to sleep, become active for 10 seconds, go to sleep and continue the cycle throughout the day. When they are not being used, iOS apps are designed to go to the background and go to sleep until they are called on again by the user. By activating while in the background, the Facebook apps are wearing down the battery.
Apple's rules allow audio apps and voice over IP apps to run in the background and Facebook's apps are using these exemptions allowing them to run in the background and drain your battery. Düvel says that Facebook is not doing this on purpose and gives three ways to remedy the problem. The most drastic solution would be to remove the apps from your phone. Or, you can use the web version of Facebook running on mobile Safari. Lastly, you can always force-close the app after you are done using it. Either one of these suggestions should put an end to your battery drain.
source: hagga_blog, CultofMac, iClarified via TUAW
Lol running facebook on safari is even worse... Poor ifans...
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 11:12 AM 8
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You were once an ifan too
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 11:25 AM 8
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Don't pay attention at wendygarett, he intentionally changes opinions just for trolling purposes. In one comment he may say that he loves an company or product and hates another company or product and suddenly after few minutes he may say totally oposite things. It is the way how he trolls or maybe just his mental problems.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 12:11 PM 5
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Endeed, also in WP8 facebook beta app has this bug and its drains in a couple of hours all the battery
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 11:22 AM 8
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Its not facebook app which drains battery Its Windows Phone OS
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 11:28 AM 5
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It's buggy apps causing havoc; after the offending apps are removed battery life goes back to normal. Not just FB, but some others as well. However, the people hub integration is good enough for basic FB usage.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 1:25 PM 1
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Not trying to say I dont believe you...because you are right. With any smartphone, battery life will depend on usage and other things. Everyone doesnt use theirs the same. That said: http://blog.gsmarena.com/black
The 920 is low on these charts. Most WP phones are low on battery life tests. I would pull up Anandtech's but its older phones, the 920 isnt even on it. But even on that old chart WP phones are low. Part of it is/was small batteries , part of it is/was using older cpu's.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 6:06 PM 0
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Facebook -> Battery Drain in iPhone = News. Facebook -> Battery Drain in Android = Daily Occurence. Oh well...
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 11:32 AM 8
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this shouldnt be news thats any smartphone ...ppl just need to know how close apps on the iphone its simple one by one
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 11:39 AM 0
so sad too hear the FB APP drains your iPhone. stop using FB so much people and conserve your battery
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 12:51 PM 0
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Battery drain is also noticeable on the iPod Touch 5. Zuckerberg really dislikes Apple.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 2:55 PM 0
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iPhone, Apple fan: But but but.....the iPhone has great battery life, Android battery life sucks!!! Android fan: It could be apps, push intervals are short, etc, ect.. iPhone, Apple fan: no its not ...its because Android sucks!!!!! I read the article....and laugh inside a lil bit.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 5:51 PM 0
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Yup. Facebook also reversed the Cholesterol lowering effect of Justin Beiber in Swedeshttp://s247.photobucket.com/us
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 8:35 PM 0
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Think this is bad, try Whatsapp's notification, its the worst, tried turning it off once and facebook off, the phone lasted nearly 1 day without recharging. I think these messaging apps are also big culprits of battery drain.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 8:50 PM 0
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yeah when I got my LGOG my battery was draining so fast. turning off notifications from facebook helped greatly. Then when a new FB update came out it reset my settings and started sending me notifications again, so I turned them off again. not kidding within a day the FB notifications started up again, so I again turned them off. ridiculous...sorry I dont need to know about every little thing that is going on in FB land all the time. Infact, i much more enjoy logging in now and then through out the day to see whats new. dont need it sent to my notifications constantly. also FB (without me knowing) started having all my pictures I take on my phone uploaded to my FB account. until I finally logged into FB from a normal computer, I didnt even knw this was going on...insane! these internet companies think they can do whatever they want I swear
posted on Jun 05, 2013, 6:34 PM 0
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