Low volume when FB is in the background?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by TL24, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. TL24 macrumors 6502a

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    Is anyone else having issues with FB being open in the background it causes your overall volume to be lower than usual even at full volume? The only fix is to force close FB itself..... Is there a fix for this annoying ass bug?
     
  2. lagwagon Suspended

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    The general widely accepted rule to using the Facebook app is to just close it fully after every use anyways. Because it doesn't seem to ever get completely suspended or turn off. So it can drain your battery and rack up a lot of background time (even with background refresh off.)
     
  3. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    Yup. The worst part was it took me like a few weeks to realize Facebook was the culprit.
    In the meantime I changed my aux cable, thought perhaps it was signal interference bla bla
     
  4. leon44 macrumors 6502

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    omg... you've just solved that mystery for me
     
  5. sn macrumors 6502

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    Lower volume on what? The music app for example? Even when listening on earphones?
     
  6. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah have this freaking annoying bug since, let's say, 1,5 year. The only way to fix it is to close the FB app in the multitasking every time you quit the app. It's quite annoying but you will get used to do it after some time.
     
  7. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Yes - Apple music volume is low when FB is running UNLESS you change the auto-play video setting in FB.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    As in you disable auto-play basically?
     
  9. parrot5 macrumors 6502

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    I submitted a bug report for this. Basically Facebook is hijacking the volume control even after it closes, which shouldn't happen in iOS unless it's playing music or video (which it isn't).

    I don't have video auto-play turned on. I don't even allow it to have background data usage! Yet FB is wasting my battery in the background (top 3 in usage stats). This is in addition to the hijacking of the volume control.

    Submitted the bug report but haven't heard a reply.
     
  10. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Yes. But I still always close FB when done but the autoplay helped.
     
  11. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    If submitted to FB don't hold your breath
     
  12. parrot5 macrumors 6502

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    I submitted the bug report to Apple. I hope they are interested in some app violating their volume control.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Background refresh is the same aa background usage which isn't something a user can control (short of just closing the app basically).
     
  14. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Same deal.
     
  15. parrot5, Oct 14, 2015
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    parrot5 macrumors 6502

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    I'm happy to report that Facebook no longer eats even 1% of my battery life over the last 24 hours. What changed?
    1. iOS 9.1 beta 5
    2. Disabled contacts and calendar access to Facebook. Under iOS settings -> Facebook)

    I'll re-enable just the calendar one and see what happens.

    Edit: FB no longer hijacks the volume control for me!
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  17. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    I just deleted the Facebook App. Good riddens!
     
  18. TL24 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's a good question, one way to test is to play a video from Facebook > go back to the main screen > pull up YouTube or Music and play video/song.

    Going to try now.

    **UPDATE**

    Play a video from Facebook > scroll out of it > play a song from you Music > go back into Facebook and you'll notice the volume drop > go back to the Music app and give it a second or two > volume goes back to normal!

    Looks like they finally addressed it!
     
  19. jpgr15 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had the exact same issue. Super annoying.
     
  20. rowdt1 macrumors regular

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    Best fix to all of your problems: Delete your Facebook account.
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That will help people share and interact with family and friends that aren't close by?
     
  22. nifta macrumors member

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    I removed the fb app a few days back; sick of how it intermittently just destroys my battery with background usage (even with background refresh disabled). I use the mobile web page of Facebook instead now.
     
  23. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    I have the latest version of the facebook app and the sound is still present for me, though i am still on 8.4.1.
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like the latest version has addressed that part of it.
     

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