Is Facebook shortening battery life & performance of Android, iPhones?
If you are addicted to Facebook, then chances are that your iphone is in great danger. A recent study by Guardian says popular networking site Facebook and its Messenger app’s are jeopardizing battery life and performance of Android and iOS smartphones.
The study added that Facebook use actually shortened the battery life of iphones from 15% to 20%, and also causing serious issues with the iphone’s performance.
The news will come as big shock and surprise for Facebook fans who use iphones, rated as currently the world’s most popular mobile operating system.
Earlier some iphone experts have come up with similar claims in Reddit that Facebook is indeed a great danger to the life of iphones.
Now, the new study has substantiated the risk posed to iphones and Android by Facebook use. Researchers point out that Facebook apps on an average consume more memory than any other smartphone.
What leads to the mess behind Facebook’s draining battery?
Well, two factors are the major culprits: memory consumption and wake/lock commands, among them memory consumption leads to a situation wherein Facebook, Messenger and its Pages Manager apps take away most of the memory and RAM in iphones.
Experts have found these three take up more memory than any active or third party Android apps. The Google App currently making use of Android consumes only half memory compared to others, while some of the other OS reported 5-10x less memory usage.
Though in tech terms, Facebook apps may be ahead of others, but they consume more battery than others, since Facebook and its apps are constantly waking up phones – even when they are idle or without phone signal – in order to verify for updates.
May be Facebook will learn how iOS and Android managed to reduce the issue drastically, instead of just showing messages that all its checks as ‘critical’