Battery life is something that's plagued phone users since the beginning of time (as in, the time cells became part of everyday life).
I don't know about you, but I've tried loads of things to increase my phone's life — turning off location services, enabling flight mode, exiting apps, etc. They're little wins but no major juice boost.
But now there seems to be one sure way of fulfilling that little bar at the top of your screen.
People are dumping the Facebook app because it reportedly saves up to 20 percent battery life.
This, however, has only been tested and proved on various Android devices.
The movement was prompted by Android blogger Russell Holly.
His initial discovery was made months ago, sparking a Reddit thread where people would discuss the trick. But now it seems like his advice is being taken seriously.
Reddit user pbrandes_eth said,
Ever since Russell Holly rekindled the age-old "Facebook is bad for your phone" debate, people have been discussing about it quite vividly. Apart from some more sophisticated wake-lock based arguments, most are anecdotal and more in the "I am pretty sure I feel my phone is faster" ballpark.
He ran a test on his LG G4 using DiscoMark — a tool that looks into your phone's performance based on the launch times of your apps.
He found his phone ran much faster without the Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps.
This test was just recently repeated by the guys over at Tech World Zone, who claim that ditching the apps can save up to 20 percent battery life.
Some of you noticed an extreme difference in battery life when you culled your Facebook apps in post-election anger.
But now people are wising up to what a life without Facebook apps on their phone is like.
Facebook and battery life have gone hand-in-hand for a while now. Around a year ago, Facebook's central item officer, Chris Cox, made the bold move to order his staff to ditch their iPhones and pick up an Android so they would suffer the annoyance until they found a solution.
But months later, it looks like little has improved.