Facebook investigating reports of its iOS app draining battery

iOS users seeing excessive battery usage from Facebook, company hopes to have fix soon.

@seanridgeley
Published Thu, Oct 15 2015 3:25 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

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 of its iOS app draining battery | TweakTown.com

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 SOURCE:techcrunch.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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