1. howdydoesit's Avatar
    I've been monitoring my battery usage for the past couple days and the Facebook app is constantly the number one power consumer.

    Even after turning off all the auto updates, etc., the app was still pulling 47% of the battery. I finally got fed up with it and deleted the damn thing, I don't even Facebook that much but it was always nice to have.

    What's everyone else's battery draw with Facebook?

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    09-08-2013 09:13 PM
  2. howdydoesit's Avatar
    Also, my power stats say that GPS is always on even though I have it toggled off...strange.

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    09-08-2013 09:15 PM
  3. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Facebook is never that high for me. It's not even listed in my battery stats, and I've been using it throughout the day. Are you sure you turned off notifications, chat, photo syncing, messenger, and set the refresh interval to never?
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    09-08-2013 09:16 PM
  4. howdydoesit's Avatar
    Facebook is never that high for me. Are you sure you turned off notifications, chat, photo syncing, messenger, and set the refresh interval to never?
    I did all of that. I noticed that it started doing it yesterday but hadn't even been on the list the day before. I wonder what would be causing this.

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    09-08-2013 09:18 PM
  5. howdydoesit's Avatar
    Here's what I did, I created a shortcut in Chrome and then added that shortcut to my home screen. The mobile site isn't that bad at all and actually runs faster than the app. I also turned in email notifications, so notifications will still be pushed to my gmail account.

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    09-08-2013 09:23 PM
  6. akhi216's Avatar
    Here's what I did, I created a shortcut in Chrome and then added that shortcut to my home screen. The mobile site isn't that bad at all and actually runs faster than the app. I also turned in email notifications, so notifications will still be pushed to my gmail account.

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    This.

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    09-08-2013 10:12 PM
  7. goldkear's Avatar
    I hate the Facebook app, it uses a lot of ram and drains the battery.

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    09-09-2013 12:51 AM
  8. nelschroeder's Avatar
    Facebook is only 2% of my battery drain at any given time. You must have something running in the background.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
    09-09-2013 01:08 AM
  9. howdydoesit's Avatar
    Facebook is only 2% of my battery drain at any given time. You must have something running in the background.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
    What's the setup on yours? I might have to reinstall and see if it's any better.

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    09-09-2013 01:46 AM
  10. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    As lame as it sounds, try wiping cache/data in the Facebook app. There is an app in the Play Store called "Greenify" that you can use to freeze/hibernate any app and it will do it on it's own automatically. It's not like freezing with Titanium Backup, the app will still be in the app drawer, it just won't start up on it's own and cause partial wake locks.

    That said, Greenify has SU permissions. I'm not sure if it needs them to run. I assume it only needs them for root apps. YMMV.
    09-09-2013 11:46 AM
  11. howdydoesit's Avatar
    As lame as it sounds, try wiping cache/data in the Facebook app. There is an app in the Play Store called "Greenify" that you can use to freeze/hibernate any app and it will do it on it's own automatically.
    Good call. I'll try them both out.

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    09-09-2013 11:52 AM
  12. xpeacemaker's Avatar
    the android fb app sucks because of this. I'm rooted on my Gnex and I am running 4.3--it comes with privacy controls that allow me to disable specific access that the app has. I disabled location services from the app so it won't ever touch the GPS. In general, it just sucks battery for no reason. I also turned off notifications because I don't care that much about being on top of it.
    09-09-2013 12:22 PM
  13. still1's Avatar
    Good call. I'll try them both out.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk 4
    As lame as it sounds, try wiping cache/data in the Facebook app. There is an app in the Play Store called "Greenify" that you can use to freeze/hibernate any app and it will do it on it's own automatically. It's not like freezing with Titanium Backup, the app will still be in the app drawer, it just won't start up on it's own and cause partial wake locks.

    That said, Greenify has SU permissions. I'm not sure if it needs them to run. I assume it only needs them for root apps. YMMV.
    to use Greenify you must be rooted btw.
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    09-09-2013 12:25 PM
  14. nelschroeder's Avatar
    What's the setup on yours? I might have to reinstall and see if it's any better.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk 4
    I looked at my settings and I don't let it run in the background, I don't sync photos automatically..I use advanced task killer. I know lots of folks say it is a battery killer but not for me. It keeps many of the news apps and such from running the background.


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    09-09-2013 07:55 PM
  15. jameskk1's Avatar
    I'm not sure what is causing my battery drain but I noticed that if I leave my Moto X alone all day it drains to about 47% battery life without even touching it. That's WAY more than most other phones I've used recently.
    09-10-2013 09:09 PM
  16. clankfu's Avatar
    I haven't used the Facebook app in a long time but I'm assuming it still sucks. Try Friendcaster.
    09-11-2013 01:57 AM
  17. grapkoski's Avatar
    I was having the same issue on my GS4, everything was turned off except Contacts sync under 'Other Settings.' I originally though having Facebook sync with only my registered contacts would be a nice feature to have but ultimately it isn't worth the battery drain.
    09-11-2013 10:04 AM

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