Facebook 1.3.0 causing serious battery drain in 2.2
Anybody else download the new Facebook app? Well if you have, and even have turned both sync and notifications off. It doesn't matter, the service is still running and keeps going up in size. Here is a post over at XDA proving the claim, scroll down and see the picture.
New Facebook app killing the battery? - xda-developers
- 08-04-2010, 08:18 PM #2
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- 08-04-2010, 08:25 PM #4
- 08-04-2010, 08:48 PM #7
I can confirm this also.. Just uninstalled the updates and it's back to normal.. Another one is a joke app called Bic Lighter, I keep it on the phone so when the Iphone crew brags about the Zippo Lighter App on the Iphone I pull this one.. I reinstalled it today and my battery went from 80% down to 30% in 20 minutes. I uninstalled and recharged to full, at 12 noon took it off charger at 1 when I had green light, it just went completely dead at 9:15 that's just over 8 hours, I was getting at minimum 15 to 17 hours with light to moderate use.. Now that Facebook is uninstalled I will have to wait and see what happens tommorrow...
- 08-04-2010, 08:50 PM #8
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- 08-04-2010, 09:31 PM #10
The actual Facebook... Rem it's still there, it comes back and runs heavily in the background. This is confirmed on Facebook forums for the app, and XDA. I suggest reverting back to rid of any possible battery issues. It has a terrible memory leak
- 08-04-2010, 10:17 PM #12
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- 08-05-2010, 12:46 AM #17
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- 08-05-2010, 10:21 AM #20
Okay, yesterday I tried to test my battery life and compare to 2.1. I left it off the charger all day, with moderate usage, and got approx 17 hrs before the 15% battery warning. On 2.1, I could easily go 17+ hours with heavier usage and end up at 30-40% battery life left when I finally plugged in for the night.
While not horrible, this was a noticeable decrease from when I had 2.1 installed. I read this thread last night, and uninstalled the new facebook app (would have uninstalled only the update if I knew it was an option). So now I have no Facebook on my phone at all. So far, after an hour and a half my battery has only dropped 3%. Pretty darn good if you ask me... but then again, I didn't exactly give time for the battery to regulate after the 2.2 update, so it is hard to tell if it was the Facebook app in particular or not, but my battery is doing better today for sure. I think yesterday, in the same time period, my battery had dropped about 12-15%.
Hopefully, if Facebook is the culprit, they get this fixed ASAP, I like having Facebook on my phone, even if I do not use it constantly like some people...
- 08-05-2010, 10:46 AM #21
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- 08-05-2010, 02:01 PM #24
The new Facebook does indeed have a serious memory leak and won't let the phone sleep either. Not just on our Evo's and Froyo, but everyone I have seen around other forums seem to have this issue. It's been proven over at XDA, showing the screenshot of battery usage and Facebook is over 80% usage. Hopefully soon enough Facebook will fix this.