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    Default 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
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    Quote Originally Posted by splmonster View Post
    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
    interesting... I just updated to the new Facebook App the other day and my top partial wake usage is Facebook and it's about 30 - 40% blue on the same graph page.. I used ATK and killed it and it opens back up on it's own after maybe 5 - 10 minutes and starts eating up partial awake life again.... weird.. might have to uninstall....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie317 View Post
    interesting... I just updated to the new Facebook App the other day and my top partial wake usage is Facebook and it's about 30 - 40% blue on the same graph page.. I used ATK and killed it and it opens back up on it's own after maybe 5 - 10 minutes and starts eating up partial awake life again.... weird.. might have to uninstall....
    Going into settings, running services and stop the service. Check periodically to see if it comes back.
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    I can confirm the same findings. Total up time of 10 hours, total partial wake lock of just under 10 hours. Uninstalling and going back to the previous version here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viddywell View Post
    I can confirm the same findings. Total up time of 10 hours, total partial wake lock of just under 10 hours. Uninstalling and going back to the previous version here.
    I uninstalled the updates and went back to previous version. Also you need to remove the account for Facebook out of Accounts/Sync which it adds from this update. Then restarted the phone, and usage is down. Looks like we may of found a contributing factor to poor battery life in Froyo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bzxzlg View Post
    From what I've found, the drain may be due to the update settings in the new FB app ... menu -> settings -> update frequency = NEVER :-)
    It still keeps the service running and in the background. Tried that
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    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...
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    Nice find. I had saw that yesterday in spare parts but thought a reboot had fixed it but just checked and it was still not allowing the phone to sleep...downgraded.
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    I disabled the active notifications and I have not seen it show up again in running services.
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    a bit off topic...is this new Facebook update for the actual facebook app or the Facebook for HTC?
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    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
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    How do we revert back?

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    Thanks for the heads up. Uninstalled the update.
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    Odd, I am getting better battery life since updating to the new FB app.
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    I was like wtf is up with Froyo when it was this stupid facebook app! I unistalled the update. I'll see if my battery does battery tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BazzBro View Post
    I was like wtf is up with Froyo when it was this stupid facebook app! I unistalled the update. I'll see if my battery does battery tomorrow.
    Yeah just make sure you also remove the account it adds to Accounts/Sync. According to the forums over there, they are working on a fix. It just has a memory leak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splmonster View Post
    Yeah just make sure you also remove the account it adds to Accounts/Sync. According to the forums over there, they are working on a fix. It just has a memory leak.
    Where do I do that? All I see under accounts and sync is Facebook for Sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerzyiroc View Post
    Where do I do that? All I see under accounts and sync is Facebook for Sense
    Then your good..
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    Thanks OP, Tried this yesterday night, we'll see how battery fares today. I seriously might return this phone if things don't get better because the drain after froyo update was just ridiculous.
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    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVO_girl View Post
    How do we revert back?

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    Go to the Market, hit menu, Downloads, find facebook and hit uninstall updates...
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    ummm where can i get the old FB back from?

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    Damn shame, too. The update made it MUCH nicer!
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    Add me to the chorus of voices who's seeing much better battery life with the latest Facebook update removed.

    Hopefully they iron out the issues soon, as the update was a step in the right direction.
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    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.
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