Facebook app is the reason why the performance of the iPhone’s battery is so poor

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  1. Compile 'em all, May 29, 2013
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    Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    German website finds Facebook app is the reason why the performance of the iPhone’s battery is so poor. Solution: either quit the app from multitasking bar when done or delete the app. Disabling chat etc doesn't fix it.

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  2. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I don't use the actual fb app often but do use the messenger app and that drains battery like a bitch. Having a convo for 3-5mins can drain like 10% battery sometimes
     
  3. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

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    I find that quitting the app is the best bet for battery life. Any location based apps are going to be battery hogs, like weather or maps. It's just the nature of the beast.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    The iPhone battery was poor before the Facebook app.
     
  5. cynics macrumors G3

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    Tapatalk is the main killer for me. Only when its in use though.
     
  6. Compile 'em all thread starter macrumors 601

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    It is much much worse on 6.1.4.
     
  7. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    Why would anyone use the Facebook app just go to the Web site.
     
  8. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Good to know. Here I thought it was all of the background location-based apps I was simultaneously running while playing 3D games.
     
  9. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Well, I'll add my anecdotal evidence.

    I only recently (less than a year) started using Facebook. I haven't noticed a difference in my battery life between devices or since I've been using Facebook.
     
  10. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    I wish there was a way to deactivate "multitasking" for specific apps, i.e when I close the Facebook app it closes completely like they did before multitasking came around.
     
  11. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting for sure, going to leave it closed and see if it really makes a difference.
     
  12. BHP41 macrumors 6502a

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    I get good battery life in my 5. Some have unrealistic expectations of batteries.
     

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