Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,434 Reviews & Articles | 54,573 News Posts

Facebook investigating reports of its iOS app draining battery

iOS users seeing excessive battery usage from Facebook, company hopes to have fix soon
By: Sean Ridgeley | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Oct 15, 2015 8:25 pm

Many iOS users have been reporting excessive battery drain (up to 15% of all battery usage) when using Facebook on their phones. The issue, it seems, is Facebook continuing to run processes even when background app refresh is disabled.

 

facebook-investigating-reports-ios-app-draining-battery_1

 

Facebook has commented on the issue, saying, "We have heard reports of some people experiencing battery issues with our iOS app. We're looking into this and hope to have a fix in place soon."

 

They have declined to comment on exactly what's causing it or why, leaving the media to speculate. One theory points the finger at Facebook's auto-play video feature, but testing on that is inconclusive.

NEWS SOURCES:Techcrunch.com

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!
loading