Uninstalling Facebook on iPhone will save you 15% battery life

Facebook app tested on iPhone 6S Plus, found to consume 15% battery life.

@seanridgeley
Published Mon, Feb 8 2016 4:05 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

Last month it was reported uninstalling the Facebook app on Android dramatically improved performance; other reports have surfaced indicating 20% of battery life can be saved in doing so. The Guardian, curious to see the impact on iPhones, set to work with its iPhone 6S Plus and found battery life was impacted by 15%, even across multiple phones. As well, about 500MB of space was saved between the size of the app and its cache.

Uninstalling Facebook on iPhone will save you 15% battery life | TweakTown.com

Between these benefits and the option to use the well-designed Facebook mobile website (which can be linked to via your home screen), you can see there are few reasons to keep the Facebook app on your phone, and many great reasons not to.

Facebook has been alerted to the performance issues; a spokesperson says the matter is being investigated.

NEWS SOURCE:theguardian.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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