After years of desperate calls from the community, Facebook app is going to consume less battery. At long last, we will be able to check our battery life and not see that Facebook took out 20% of it single handedly. The change is not being made for “the right reason”, since many people have complained about how much battery it drains, but it seems that we reached the final drop.
If you are an iPhone user, you are perhaps one of the people who have been experiencing great issues with the battery lately, only because of Facebook. iOS users are actually pretty lucky people because Facebook declared that it is working on a patch to fix the issue. Android users were left out. The truth is that they made no official report at the moment, but Facebook is one of the most notorious battery drainer apps on Android devices as well.
Initially, Facebook did not give any response to a request for comment issued by PCMag. However, they casually informed TechCrunch that the issues raised by the community have been heard and that they are working on a patch that is going to put an end to it once and for all. There has been no estimated date for this patch, but the simple news that it is being worked on can be relieving.
Some of the people who have been using the app on an Apple device have confirmed that Facebook alone accounts for approximately 15 to 20% of lost battery. And this is not indicated only by actively using the app, but by its “passive” state as well. Facebook manages to eat at your battery even when you are not using your phone, so it is understandable if people are not pleased with this development.
Others have also claimed that Facebook are completely disappointing their users by allowing such a negative feature to impact their experience. Dealing with the app should not be some kind of consequence of a specific patch that will follow in the last 2 to 3 months. It is something serious that should be dealt with as soon as possible.
The Facebook app is going to consume less battery and we need it solved now. So the faster that patch gets worked up, the better. We expect to see this change within the next month and once it is done, we can actually start downloading more apps that can satisfy our needs and not kill our battery in one day.
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