Deleting Facebook App Could Save 20 Percent Of Your Android's Battery Life

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    The Facebook app for Android must be of alien origin, since their own designers know full well how bad it is but can’t seem to fix or even improve it. If you must check the social network on your mobile device, you’re better off just using the mobile site or getting a wrapper app.

    Holly found that his Android’s performance and battery life improved dramatically when the Facebook app was removed from the phone. A group of Redditors subsequently jumped in with tests of their own and reported dramatically improved performance when the app was deleted. For TWZ’s latest trial the writer tried out the Metal app for Android, which is just a wrapper for Facebook’s mobile site. Using a Huawei Nexus 6P for testing, the phone had 20% more battery life over the course of a day. This remained true every day over the course of a week.
     
  2. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    Apt punishment for using Facebook.
     
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  3. Probleminfected

    Probleminfected [H]ard|Gawd

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    Deleting Facebook can make your life 20% more happy.
     
  4. EODetroit

    EODetroit [H]ard|Gawd

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    How can you delete that which has never been installed? ;)
     
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  5. viscountalpha

    viscountalpha 2[H]4U

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    Logging onto facebook through your web browser works just fine. But the fact that it draws so much battery is infuriating.
     
  6. Bageland2000

    Bageland2000 Limp Gawd

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    I'm just never going to download a single app, I'll have the experience that LG intended...
     
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  7. Nenu

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    Deleting Facebook App Could Save 20 Percent Of Your Android's Battery Life and 80% of your sanity.
     
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  8. westrock2000

    westrock2000 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    My wife regularly blows through her 4GB monthly limit and she all does is facebook and messaging. It's crazy how much data that app pulls through (and texting pictures all the time).
     
  9. Skripka

    Skripka [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Depending on the phone and carrier...it may come stock to start with.
     
  10. Gigus Fire

    Gigus Fire 2[H]4U

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    just get tinfoil for facebook. It's a web wrapper that works for facebook without the annoyance of it running in the background or having push notifications.

    You're welcome
     
  11. AMv8(1day)

    AMv8(1day) [H]Lite

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    I am almost positive that 20% is an overly conservative number. For general quality of life improvement. I can't speak to the battery life improvement as I have been begrudgingly running the Facebook Lite app pretty much since ver. 1.0.
     
  12. AK0tA

    AK0tA Gawd

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    Uninstalled FB app a long time ago and actually started talking to people. oh the horror.
     
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    Chupachup Limp Gawd

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    I think it's absolutely funny that this is news to anyone after so many years! The FB app has always been known as a battery drainer. Even more so when they broke Messenger out into its own app. The people and friends that want or need to contact me immediately know they can do so by texting or simply calling me directly. IF there is a need for me to visit FB on my phone, it'll be through the browser which is immediately closed when I'm done. Messenger Mobile...NEVER! #FBCanSuckIt
     
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  14. Borgschulze

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    If you change the permissions of the app to never keep awake, and never wake the device, it isn't even noticeable.
     
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    BloodDonor Limp Gawd

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    I have a Huawei P9... it has a white list of apps you allow to run when the phone locks... It's a handy feature... I set Facebook to not be whitelisted
     
  16. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    How can you unsee what you've never seen?
     
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  17. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    Better to put tinfoil around the head and delete facebook. Accounts and all. You won't regret it.
     
  18. bos

    bos Limp Gawd

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    Just install an older version, I'm about 13 versions behind for exactly this reason. Every time I'd update it'd get worse.
     
  19. AK0tA

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    You are missing out on the latest fake news cycle from the latest updates then. The good side is that new and fresh recipies of what people are eating is back.
     
  20. ChronoDetector

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    Not impresed with the Facebook app or their stupid Messenger app, if I watnt to access my Facebook messages I just use the "view desktop site" feature, never liked the Messenger app and their Facebook app offers nothing new over their mobile website anyway.
     
  21. Gorankar

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    One of the first programs I disable. I uninstall or disable pretty much all of the social media programs that come pre-loaded on a phone.
     
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    Just one more way that FB is a drain on society.
     
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    This is why we can't have nice things.
     
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    This just in, the sun is hot!
     
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    Nobu 2[H]4U

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    Mobile facebook with notifications and messaging, without the javascripts and auto-play videos. Only downside is if you navigate away from your feed and go back, it'll be completely different content (for the most part), but i suppose that's a problem with any version of the site.

    Really wish they didn't discontinue their xmpp tunnel--it was nice to be able to use a chat app that I'd have installed anyway to talk with friends, even as rarely as that was on facebook. The facebook app wasn't an option even if it was the only chat app I had, just terrible.
     
  26. sleepeeg3

    sleepeeg3 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Just add a link to your homescreen.
     
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  27. Chupachup

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    Then the question would be, "Why install and use the app at all, when you could simply use the browser on your phone?"
     
  28. Nobified[H]

    Nobified[H] [H]ard|Gawd

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    You facebook users are forgetting something else. Facebook has the ability to follow users and none users. Peace and quiet has a beautiful calming effect. Try it sometime and maybe a bottle of scotch.


    Hummmmmm....
     
  29. firas

    firas 2[H]4U

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    and how much you'll lag in games while she's doing it :banghead:
     
  30. If you are a guy, and you have ever had a gf, you know the planet is doomed. And it might not be a bad thing. Melancholia.
     
  31. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    On a side note I really feel sorry for you guys who have data caps. Having unlimited full speed LTE is so cool.
     
  32. Chapeau

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    Can you still use the stand alone messenger app without FB installed?
     
  33. HeavensCloud

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    Yes, I use Messenger rarely when my wife sends me something and I do not have the FB app installed.
     
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  34. ezikiel

    ezikiel n00b

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    Actually Messenger is heavier than Facebook, so to completely improve battery life, as well as time, cost savings, you should use Facebook Lite as mentioned above AMV8 (1day) said. Find out more here http://facebooklite.playstoredownloadappfree.net/