Facebook causing large battery drain?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Oridus, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    Is anybody else having issues with Facebook spending a lot of time on in the background, even with background app refresh turned off? If I force the Facebook app cause I never have issues, but it seems to be draining a Tonna battery when I'm not even using the phone. I had the phone drop 9% in the last 10 minutes and the phone was sitting in my pocket, and the only thing that I can see that's even using a great portion of my battery is the Facebook app.


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  2. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    Facebook takes tons of battery usage. My iPhone shows the same percentage. It updates so often in the background that it drains your battery like mad. You can always turn off background usage for that app, but I really want my updates lol.
     
  3. rocksyoursock macrumors regular

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  4. iVegas macrumors 6502

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    They get away with running in the background due to their VoIP stuff. I deleted it (left a one star review on iTunes) and am using Friendly+ now.
     
  5. rocksyoursock macrumors regular

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    I will try that app, thank you
     
  6. Oridus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for confirming. I may move back to paper until Facebook gets their stuff in line.
     
  7. mrwilly25 macrumors member

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    I have no issues with Facebook draining my battery on my 6s Plus, also had no issues on my previous iPhone 6
     
  8. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Try this -
    Settings > Facebook > Settings
    Turn off background refresh
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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  10. daijholt macrumors 65816

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    Facebook is notorious for this. The app has been just as bad for ages now. Plus, it has a habit of saving every bit of data that comes through it into the app itself. I've seen customers who use the Facebook app a lot roll up for an upgrade after 2 years with 10GB of data being hogged by Facebook. The app itself is only 80mb in size.

    There's an entire article on iMore.com about it. It's such a badly optimised app.
     
  11. Jeff R macrumors 6502

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    Mine never runs in the background. I always close the app after use & background app refresh is off.

    Maybe your location services for Facebook is on?
     
  12. ke-iron macrumors 6502a

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    While my 6s plus battery is amazing and lasts more than a day with constant use, I can confirm the Facebook app uses a lot of resources even in the background. 22 minutes on screen and 3 hours in background and it's at 14% battery usage. I think I'll be turning off background app refresh for this.
     
  13. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Turning off background refresh doesn't solve the problem.
     
  14. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    Im getting the same , look at this ****
     

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  15. Moneoa macrumors regular

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    Confirmed on my iPhone 6 Plus on 9.0.2. Noticed it last week
     
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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  17. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Yup, plus it caches a crazy amount (1GB+). Unfortunately better off using the mobile site.
     
  18. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    This is a well known issue as the FB app is using an audio trick to stay in the background (notice how the audio is screwed up when switching to the music app after playing and pausing a video on Facebook app?).
     
  19. ke-iron macrumors 6502a

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    You're right. When I close the Facebook app and adjust volume it goes back to the normal ringer volume. When the Facebook app is opened and in background and volume is adjusted, it just says volume.
     
  20. Kalvin00 macrumors regular

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    Yep. It was no better on the Android side. Would use several hundred MBs of cache after just a week or two, and caused huge battery drain even when not in use.
     
  21. James6s macrumors regular

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    Facebook battery usage is crazy! Anyone using the Friendly app is it any good and does it cut battery consumption?
     
  22. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Which is crazy considering Facebook is worth tons of money and millions of people use it.
     
  23. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I submitted it as a 3rd Party bug in the Feedback app. Someone needs to hold them accountable for using 10% of my battery when I may look at the app for 10 minutes a day. That's just wrong.
     
  24. Zombiecrowd macrumors regular

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    Background refresh doesn't matter. Facebook app uses a loophole with VoIP to run in the background. It uses your battery and data when you don't want it to do so. The only way it will change is if enough people delete the app AND leave one star reviews for the app at the iTunes Store. And better yet get your family and friends to do the same.
     
  25. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    One of the great things about iOS 9 is the battery usage detail stats. I always noticed FB was a battery hog but now I also know that a lot of that consumption happens because it runs in the background regardless of whether you have disabled background app refresh or not. I can therefore classify it as a renegade app for me and delete it.
     

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