Viable alternative to Facebook & FB Messenger

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by StuMcBill, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. StuMcBill macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm new to iPhone, just got a 6s, and I find (like on Android) that Facebook and Facebook Messenger are insane battery munchers.

    Short of using the mobile website, are there any viable alternatives to the official apps?

    Cheers
    Stewart
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  3. StuMcBill, Sep 30, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2015

    StuMcBill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I think that's only available in the USA, is there anyway I can get it in the UK?

    Just figured out how to change it, but I have an outstanding credit balance from a gift card on my account, and an Apple Music account so it won't let me change countries!

    Any other way I can get it?
     
  4. barryst macrumors regular

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    #4
    I had to create a US iTunes account, I'm not sure if its still easy to create one now as it was back then.


    As an aside, are they still developing Paper? Hasn't been updated in a while
     
  5. iVegas macrumors 6502

    iVegas

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    Anyone using "Friendly"? I see a free and a paid version that blocks adds. I've also noticed FB has been sucking more battery than usual lately and am seeking an alternative.
     
  6. ericgedi77 macrumors member

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    I've been using the mobile website and the paper app.
     
  7. planetf1 macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you disable background data for both. They chew loads
     
  8. ericgedi77 macrumors member

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    I have background app refresh disabled.
     
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