1. Tilman Mueller's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    is there a workaround from preventing the FaceBook App becoming bigger and bigger each time it has been opened?!
    Unfortunately I'm on a 8GB iPhone right now and this issue is becoming really annoying...

    Kind regards,
    07-20-2014 04:25 AM
  2. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    Hello Tilman,

    Unfortunately, you cannot do much except deleting and re-installing again. Also, try not to upload photos on FB from iPhone as this increases the size.

    Good luck!


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    07-20-2014 05:31 AM
  3. fb2's Avatar
    If you're jailbroken then you can use an awesome tweak which is called iCleaner which removes these caches and lot more stuff and can do this also in schedule with activator, so I save lot of memory
    07-20-2014 03:55 PM
  4. kataran's Avatar
    There's another option you can use the app called Paper which gives you a better FB experience

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pape...mUvbUpU2295185
    07-20-2014 04:01 PM
  5. fb2's Avatar
    Unfortunately it's just available in US and nowhere else in the world WTF are they thinking? seriously
    07-20-2014 04:05 PM
  6. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    You can also just download a program called CM Security from the App store.. It removes all the junk cached files on your idevice.. And it does clear out the Facebook app nicely! I love it and run it once a week, havent run in to any problems with it.

    RescueEmt911


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    07-20-2014 04:05 PM
  7. fb2's Avatar
    You could also use the application PhoneClean, which removes those files and also other stuff. I used the app one year ago and was very happy with it, but since I have the Jailbrake app iCleaner Pro which does the same on the device automatically I don't use it anymore.

    Here's the link:
    http://www.imobie.de/phoneclean/
    07-20-2014 04:27 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    C M Security works really well. I don't need to delete Facebook anymore to delete cache. But I don't do the RAM thing. iOS does great managing RAM. Just the cleaner part.


    Sent from from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    07-20-2014 08:04 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    07-20-2014 08:05 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    There's another option you can use the app called Paper which gives you a better FB experience

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pape...mUvbUpU2295297
    Does Paper not grow like the Facebook app?


    Sent from from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    07-20-2014 08:09 PM
  11. Tilman Mueller's Avatar
    Thanks @everybody for your replays!

    Very kind of you, I'll see what's working for me.
    07-21-2014 04:31 AM
  12. rayz336's Avatar
    Sadly the Facebook isn't the greatest coded app and it'll take up a lot of space until they refine it
    07-21-2014 07:44 AM
  13. tokekijo's Avatar
    Why can't I find CM Security or Phone Clean in the App Store?
    Is it only in US app store?



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    07-21-2014 08:34 AM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Why can't I find CM Security or Phone Clean in the App Store?
    Is it only in US app store?



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I checked, and C M Security has been pulled from the App Store. It is still on my screen and shows in my purchased list, but when I tap on it in the purchased list, there's nothing there. I entered it in the search as well. Not there. The other one was probably removed as well. Apple/iTunes must not have liked those! Looks like to get rid of Facebook cache, you will need to delete the app, then download it back.


    Sent from from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    07-21-2014 08:47 AM
  15. tokekijo's Avatar
    Aahhh so that's why
    Daammmmmnn..I thought I could clear up some space for my iphone without uninstalling


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    07-21-2014 08:49 AM
  16. Tilman Mueller's Avatar
    well... I ended up with wiping my iPhone and so far I'm fine, I've installed FaceBook and started it once to complete the integration (I like the calendar entries showing up on my calendar App) but haven't used it since. Probably won't use it again, it's good for notifications and I can always check them out on my iPad or MacBook anyway.

    Right now I have 4.5GB free space which is defiantly more as those lousy 500MB before

    Thanks again at everybody who shared his/her thoughts with me!
    07-21-2014 03:11 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You think Facebook is bad? Well, at least TapaTalk has a delete cache option. Is there a workaround from preventing the FaceBook App becoming larger each time I open it?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1405974388.143216.jpg


    Sent from from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    07-21-2014 04:26 PM
  18. kataran's Avatar
    Does Paper not grow like the Facebook app?


    Sent from from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    Not to the extent of the FB app
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    07-21-2014 05:55 PM

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