Facebook to Blame for Poor iPhone Battery Life



/ 3 years ago

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As an avid user of an iPhone 6 Plus, I’m sure that most will be aware of how great the battery life can be, but on the other hand, how downright bad it can also be. There are times when I find that even a whole day is pushing it for general use of my Apple device.

The iPhone 6S Plus is said to have some slight improvements and with the latest iteration of the operating system from the mobile mogul; iOS 9, one would hope that battery life would be greatly improved and while it was, there are certain aspects that hinder it at the same time, and a prime example of this would be the illustrious and popular Facebook app.

The news of this issue came to light by Matt Galligan on Twitter when he vented his anger at the issue.

https://twitter.com/mg/status/653239766780022785/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Feel free to check this yourself, as I did just that and can confirm that the app is indeed hogging a lot of my resources, and yes it’s worth noting that I am currently charging my iPhone as it comes towards 5pm.

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A fix is apparently in the works according to Tech Crunch but when this will be rolled out is anyone’s guess.

An official statement to them reads:

“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.”

Until then, you will either have to put up with the terrible battery drain or delete the Facebook app for now until a fix is released, and for those wondering, Android is not affected.

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