1. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    I downloaded Facebook and messenger today cause I thought, what could it hurt. My phone was on 30% in my pocket and I looked and it was down to 18% in half an hour... in my pocket.. I quickly Uninstalled both and my phone stayed at 16% for the next two hours... so ya
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    05-25-2017 11:26 PM
  2. scaots's Avatar
    Yeah, whenever my wife complains about battery I tell her to uninstall those. Not that she does, or that her Snapdragon 808 isn't rather inefficient, but definitely a problem with those apps.
    05-26-2017 12:16 AM
  3. panand75's Avatar
    FB messenger is the culprit. Known to eat up 🔋 on most devices
    05-26-2017 03:54 AM
  4. Nunya Biz1's Avatar
    Interesting.. One battery problem I've never had.
    05-26-2017 06:13 AM
  5. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I downloaded Facebook and messenger today cause I thought, what could it hurt. My phone was on 30% in my pocket and I looked and it was down to 18% in half an hour... in my pocket.. I quickly Uninstalled both and my phone stayed at 16% for the next two hours... so ya
    Those apps suck
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    05-26-2017 06:18 AM
  6. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    Can you still get notifications from Facebook using Chrome?
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    05-26-2017 06:43 AM
  7. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    The funny thing is I know about the drain, but I thought I would try to see if those apps updated.

    Yeah you can still get notifications in Chrome or Opera
    05-26-2017 10:15 AM
  8. DamianP's Avatar
    Wouldn't this be evident in all phones? I wouldn't think this is an issue just with the G6? Know you had the V20 before this, did you have the same issue?

    The funny thing is I know about the drain, but I thought I would try to see if those apps updated.

    Yeah you can still get notifications in Chrome or Opera
    05-26-2017 10:31 AM
  9. guitarmageddon's Avatar
    Can you still get notifications from Facebook using Chrome?
    Yes you can I accidentally allowed that and it was very annoying. However, I have not used the app itself in years, so bad for battery. I just keep Facebook in my favs in chrome and that's that, barely notice a difference. Also, I do the same for the weather.com page for my area (AccuWeather sucks and the weather app is so bad on battery) so I just save a favorite to my home screen and it's like I'm opening the app. Bingo!
    05-26-2017 11:16 AM
  10. pkguy323's Avatar
    I have m.facebook.com shortcut on my home page and installed FB Messenger Lite. This helps alot.
    05-26-2017 11:57 AM
  11. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Wouldn't this be evident in all phones? I wouldn't think this is an issue just with the G6? Know you had the V20 before this, did you have the same issue?
    Yeah, it's a known issue across all android phones. The only time I had it installed on my V20 is when I had the extended battery. But I usually would use one of the wrappers from the play store.
    05-26-2017 12:20 PM
  12. experiment 626's Avatar
    I have m.facebook.com shortcut on my home page and installed FB Messenger Lite. This helps alot.
    There's a FB Messenger Lite ? Is that what it's called ? Is it an official app or 3rd party offering?
    I'm currently using Friendly for Facebook which also includes a lite version of Messenger. Works very well.
    05-26-2017 10:35 PM
  13. pkguy323's Avatar
    It's an official app but you have to side load it. Found it at APK mirror.
    05-26-2017 10:54 PM
  14. benjamin19's Avatar
    It's an official app but you have to side load it. Found it at APK mirror.
    This. It's meant for emerging markets but works perfectly. Basically is Facebook and messenger without the bells and whistles, which translates as, what Facebook and messenger should have been all along.
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    06-08-2017 06:32 AM
  15. hawklet00's Avatar
    i havent seen too bad a problem with facebook messenger eating my battery, but i havent tried not having it on my phone. I never put the actual fb app on my phone for the reasons stated above.
    06-08-2017 11:22 AM
  16. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Facebook lite is decent.
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    06-08-2017 09:27 PM

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