Facebook Was Draining Your iPhone, But A Fix Is On The Way
The Facebook app was draining iPhone batteries at an unprecedented rate. Facebook is aware of the problem, and it's rolling out fixes.By Mikah Sargent | October 23, 2015
A while ago, Apple introduced a battery-monitoring feature that lets iPhone users see which apps and services are draining their battery life. (Video via Apple)
And guess what's been sitting at the top of the list of battery drainers for quite a few people (including me): Facebook.
According to Apple's battery-monitoring feature, Facebook's app frequently uses audio and performs background activity. Background activity can include pre-downloading images, video and posts so when you open the app they're ready for viewing.