Why does Iphones load Facebook slow during startup?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Stuart6, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Stuart6 macrumors member


    Jan 30, 2017
    I have noticed this pattern with my Iphone 6s, and it seems that Iphone 7 also does this despite it being a faster phone. It only loads slow during the initial startup when you first load it up. I know that the facebook app gets a lot of weekly updates that cites speed improvements and reliability, but this was never addressed.
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Facebook has always been and will always be an irresponsible resources hog built for 1 reason: to farm your information and sell it to advertisers. Full stop.
  3. borgsauce macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2016
    I remember when on rooted Android I checked out all the background processes hogged by Facebook and it was crazy the amount of data it collected. Even when I disabled the option of location in the Facebook app, it was still collecting. It was the biggest culprit when it came to poor battery performance. Luckily, my phone being rooted, I had the option to disable alot of processes.

    So I totally agree with your statement, it turns consumers into products.

    Also another thing I thought worth mentioning in relation to the OPs question. On Android Facebook has alot of freedom to have their background processes running in the background from the get go. I think with iOS there are restrictions to what can be started on boot up, this could be the reason why it's slow the first time.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    The first time it needs to load not just the app and related pieces of it but also the content that it has to basically fetch and load, while subsequently it has all that loaded and just needs to get some new data but that's mostly it. Now, could it still be better/faster initially? Most likely.

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