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    Default Facebook's Autoplay videos are killing my Battery & Data Plan

    Facebook has recently enabled autoplay videos in your feed as a default. Facebook autoplay videos are neat feature to have video's running as you are reading your news feed but it also runs up your cell modem data usage as well as burns your battery. Now I have several ALS Ice Bucket videos all playing and downloading when every I open up Facebook. I have been noticing that my data was going up a lot this month. After reading a article that everyone is posting their ALS Ice Bucket challenges that it is impacting people's data plan and battery are getting killed by Facebook with this new Facebook Autoplay video default.

    Also, for extra battery saving tip in your Facebook setting disable Messenger Location service.

    Learn how to disable videos from playing automatically in your Facebook news feed for both the mobile app and on the desktop.
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    Default Re: Facebook's Autoplay ALS Ice Bucket videos are killing my Battry & Data Plan

    Very useful thing to point out, thanks!
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    Default Re: Facebook's Autoplay videos are killing my Battery & Data Plan

    I'll second that. About the first eight posts on my news feed the other day were all Ice bucket challenge videos. I swear most people are using warm water!!!

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    Nick

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    Default Re: Facebook's Autoplay videos are killing my Battery & Data Plan

    I just deleted the app altogether. Massive improvement in standby time for me.

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    Default Re: Facebook's Autoplay videos are killing my Battery & Data Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by ianhanson85 View Post
    I just deleted the app altogether. Massive improvement in standby time for me.
    I agree Facebook even works better for me using a browser like Chrome to access Facebook and just bookmark it. That way I control what Facebook is doing in the background to prevent it from using my GPS to track my move. I'm not against Facebook but that App isn't worth all the phone resources it burns up when I'm not even reading Facebook.
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    Default Re: Facebook's Autoplay videos are killing my Battery & Data Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Shilohcane View Post
    I agree Facebook even works better for me using a browser like Chrome to access Facebook and just bookmark it. That way I control what Facebook is doing in the background to prevent it from using my GPS to track my move. I'm not against Facebook but that App isn't worth all the phone resources it burns up when I'm not even reading Facebook.
    Exactly.

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