When it comes to socializing with my friends and loved ones, I completely trust Facebook to light up my fun time. With more than one and half billion monthly active users, the social networking app is undisputedly the leader of its time. Indeed it rules the roost globally, isn't it?
While I really enjoy using Facebook on my iPhone or iPad, one major problem that has often haunted me is its fast consumption of battery on my device. Initially, I thought the issue may be specific to my iPhone only. However, once I discussed the issue with my friends, I came to know that I was not alone to have faced the battery draining issue.
Fortunately, I found out some handy tricks that allowed me to fix the battery draining issue on my iOS device. If you are looking for some tips to resolve this problem, you must check these tricks. Let's dive ahead!
Tips to Fix Facebook iPhone App Battery Life Problems
#1. Disable Background App Refresh
Step #1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on General.
Step #2. Tap on Background App Refresh.
Step #3. Toggle it Off.
#2. Turn off Location Services
Step #1. Open Settings app and tap on Privacy.
Step #2. Tap on Location Services.
Step #3. Locate Facebook in the list of apps. Under Allow Location Access, select Never.
#3. Force Close the App
Make sure to force close the app after you have used it. Else, it will keep running in the background and continue to eat into the battery. Simply double press the Home button and swipe up to close the app.
#4. Turn off Auto-Play
Do you want Facebook videos to play automatically? It's better to disable auto-play as it not only kills a lot of battery but also consumes tons of data.
Step #1. Open the Facebook app and tap on More at the bottom → Next up, you need to choose Settings.
Step #2. Tap on Account Settings in the popup.
Step #3. Up next, you have to tap on Videos and Photos.
Step #4. Tap on Auto-play and select Never Autoplay Videos.
#5. Turn off In-app Sound
Do you need the In-app Sound? I find it completely worthless.
Step #1. Open Facebook and tap on More from the bottom left corner.
Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Settings.
Step #3. Tap on Account Settings followed by Sounds.
Step #4. Turn Off In-app Sounds.
#6. Take Control of Facebook Notifications
It's better to completely disable Facebook notifications if you want to save battery on your device. If you still want the alerts from this app, make sure to turn off Sounds.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your device → Notifications.
Step #2. Under Notification Style, tap on Facebook and configure it rightly.
#7. Delete and Reinstall the App Frequently
You can temporarily get rid of the battery issue by just deleting and reinstalling the app. Besides, it will also free up a lot of space on your device thanks to the removal of documents and data stored by this social app.
#8. Add Mobile Site to Your Home Screen
You can add the mobile site to your Home screen in order to avoid using the official app. The best thing about it is that it will neither eat battery nor will it take away a lot of space.
Step #1. Open Safari and head over to Facebook web page.
Step #2. Tap on Share icon from the bottom.
Step #3. Right under the share sheet, tap on Add to Home Screen.
#9. Use Facebook Paper
Unlike Facebook, Paper won't consume a lot of battery on your device. Besides, it has a number of cool features to let you use the social networking app elegantly.