1. razza1987's Avatar
    Wtf is going on with Facebook background usage? It has NEVER been this bad before. It's now the most used app on my phone because of it and is draining my battery. Wtf...Facebook Background Usage???-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1449462214.468691.jpg
    12-06-2015 11:23 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    They've had a bug for a while. They tried to fix it, but only fixed part of it. I keep it swiped out of multitasking. I do that after each time I use the app. I've been using Friendly+ mostly. It works great for Facebook.
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    12-07-2015 12:40 AM
  3. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    Known problem which was "fixed". Before it was running double the amount in background.
    Friendly is nice but sometimes it didn't show some status updates at all.
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    12-07-2015 02:41 AM
  4. razza1987's Avatar
    I guess it's a good thing to know I'm not just the only one with this nonsense. My six plus went from 100-5% in less than seven hours with this nonsense. Are there any Facebook third party apps on iOS?Facebook Background Usage???-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1449475658.942103.jpgFacebook Background Usage???-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1449475674.110281.jpg
    12-07-2015 03:07 AM
  5. Peligro911's Avatar
    I guess it's a good thing to know I'm not just the only one with this nonsense. My six plus went from 100-5% in less than seven hours with this nonsense. Are there any Facebook third party apps on iOS?Click image for larger version. 

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    Safari and bookmark it
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    12-07-2015 03:15 AM
  6. razza1987's Avatar
    Safari and bookmark it
    So I guess iOS doesn't have third party apps like android does. That's what I thought. Thanks
    12-07-2015 03:17 AM
  7. Peligro911's Avatar
    So I guess iOS doesn't have third party apps like android does. That's what I thought. Thanks
    There is a couple like the one mentioned .. Have you tried deleting fb and reinstalling it ? That fixes the built up app size after a while also
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    12-07-2015 03:19 AM
  8. razza1987's Avatar
    There is a couple like the one mentioned .. Have you tried deleting fb and reinstalling it ? That fixes the built up app size after a while also
    I will definitely try doing that as this is the first time I have experienced this issue and it's only been since the latest "update". Fail on Facebooks part and so weird
    12-07-2015 03:20 AM
  9. razza1987's Avatar
    Wtf is going on with imore now going to the blog section instead of the forum??? What happened to all the forum categories???
    12-07-2015 05:10 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I guess it's a good thing to know I'm not just the only one with this nonsense. My six plus went from 100-5% in less than seven hours with this nonsense. Are there any Facebook third party apps on iOS?Click image for larger version. 

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    I like Friendly+. I've had no issues with it. I've been using it for about 2 years. It has a built in ad blocker, which helps.
    Friendly Plus with Ad Blocker by Friendly App Studio
    https://appsto.re/us/4AqXw.i
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    12-07-2015 10:32 AM
  11. razza1987's Avatar
    I like Friendly+. I've had no issues with it. I've been using it for about 2 years. It has a built in ad blocker, which helps.
    Friendly Plus with Ad Blocker by Friendly App Studio
    https://appsto.re/us/4AqXw.i
    With the price it makes me wish there was a trial version to test it out first xd though thanks for sharing the link with me
    12-08-2015 05:00 AM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    With the price it makes me wish there was a trial version to test it out first xd though thanks for sharing the link with me
    It does have a free version. There's ads and no ad block feature though.
    Friendly Social : login with multiple facebook, instagram or messenger accounts by Friendly App Studio
    https://appsto.re/us/6QH2x.i
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    12-08-2015 07:41 AM
  13. neurodave's Avatar
    I reinstalled Facebook last week when I read the app had been update, but that was a huge mistake. I went from averaging about 9 hours of usage to 5 or 6, at best. This was literally in a matter of one days worth of use. When I went into the battery details lo and behold Facebook had skyrocketed to the top with 3 times as much background usage than on screen time. This is why background updates turned off on my iPhone. So clearly Facebook is circumventing any setting you may have and saying F you, I will run when and how I want. I went back to just logging in from Safari and calling it a day. It's a shame that such a huge corporation like Facebook can't get app development down.
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    12-08-2015 08:35 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    In the meantime, just swipe it out of multitasking to close it after using it. Use Friendly+.
    12-08-2015 09:12 PM
  15. nr2d's Avatar
    The one thing I found in the past is that I need to make sure I logout of FB when using the FA APP. Also I don't use the FB setting in in the Settings menu. I found that in both cases and even when I had back ground refresh turned off it was still updating. Also by using the FB settings I was still logged in even when I logged out in the APP. All this does right off is I need to type in my FB password each time I use the APP.
    12-09-2015 09:56 AM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The one thing I found in the past is that I need to make sure I logout of FB when using the FA APP. Also I don't use the FB setting in in the Settings menu. I found that in both cases and even when I had back ground refresh turned off it was still updating. Also by using the FB settings I was still logged in even when I logged out in the APP. All this does right off is I need to type in my FB password each time I use the APP.
    If you log out, you're not still logged in. What makes you think you are?
    12-09-2015 10:07 AM
  17. nr2d's Avatar
    I found that when I signed in from another device, iPad or computer, and I went to the security settings and what devices are logged in my device that I thought I had logged out on via the APP but still had the FB info filled in in settings I was still logged in. Also FB Messenger has no option to log out.
    12-10-2015 08:21 PM
  18. razza1987's Avatar
    It does have a free version. There's ads and no ad block feature though.
    Friendly Social : login with multiple facebook, instagram or messenger accounts by Friendly App Studio
    https://appsto.re/us/6QH2x.i
    Thank you so much I will definitely try this out as the battery drain from Facebook is just ridiculous. I only managed 6 hours and 45 minutes off the charger on my six plus yesterday o.o
    12-11-2015 06:10 PM
  19. razza1987's Avatar
    I reinstalled Facebook last week when I read the app had been update, but that was a huge mistake. I went from averaging about 9 hours of usage to 5 or 6, at best. This was literally in a matter of one days worth of use. When I went into the battery details lo and behold Facebook had skyrocketed to the top with 3 times as much background usage than on screen time. This is why background updates turned off on my iPhone. So clearly Facebook is circumventing any setting you may have and saying F you, I will run when and how I want. I went back to just logging in from Safari and calling it a day. It's a shame that such a huge corporation like Facebook can't get app development down.
    I have my phone on low power mode so therefore background app refresh is COMPLETELY switched off and it is still doing this nonsense. It's ridiculous. 1.8 hours screen on time and 2.2 hours background in the last 24 hours. I'm getting fed up of this nonsense Facebook Background Usage???-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1449875933.171361.jpg
    12-11-2015 06:17 PM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have my phone on low power mode so therefore background app refresh is COMPLETELY switched off and it is still doing this nonsense. It's ridiculous. 1.8 hours screen on time and 2.2 hours background in the last 24 hours. I'm getting fed up of this nonsense Click image for larger version. 

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    Turning off background App Refresh is not what you need to do. It's there to help. Apps that run in the background do so with or without Background App Refresh being on. The problem is apps like Facebook that hang out in the background too long. Most apps don't stay in the background but a very short time. That's normal and doesn't use a lot of battery. Refresh was put in place by Apple when iOS 7 began. It's to help apps in the background to be more efficient. Turning it off only hurts. I have a small number of apps that stay in the background too long. I try to keep those swiped out of multitasking when I'm done with them. But I don't swipe all apps out. Not necessary. You probably only have 2 or 3 problem apps. What is your usage time?
    12-11-2015 08:34 PM
  21. razza1987's Avatar
    Turning off background App Refresh is not what you need to do. It's there to help. Apps that run in the background do so with or without Background App Refresh being on. The problem is apps like Facebook that hang out in the background too long. Most apps don't stay in the background but a very short time. That's normal and doesn't use a lot of battery. Refresh was put in place by Apple when iOS 7 began. It's to help apps in the background to be more efficient. Turning it off only hurts. I have a small number of apps that stay in the background too long. I try to keep those swiped out of multitasking when I'm done with them. But I don't swipe all apps out. Not necessary. You probably only have 2 or 3 problem apps. What is your usage time?
    Yesterday I only got 6 hours 45 minutes usage because of Facebooks nonsense. The worst part is I have to keep it on my phone because all my games are connected to it. It's seriously getting ridiculous. Before the most recent update from Facebook I was getting seven and a half hours to eight hours usage now this
    12-11-2015 08:53 PM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yesterday I only got 6 hours 45 minutes usage because of Facebooks nonsense. The worst part is I have to keep it on my phone because all my games are connected to it. It's seriously getting ridiculous. Before the most recent update from Facebook I was getting seven and a half hours to eight hours usage now this
    Might not all be Facebook. Try swiping Facebook out of multitasking when you get done using it. See if it changes.
    12-11-2015 11:46 PM
  23. razza1987's Avatar
    Might not all be Facebook. Try swiping Facebook out of multitasking when you get done using it. See if it changes.
    What do you mean might not all be Facebook. The battery stats clearly state it is Facebook
    12-11-2015 11:48 PM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    What do you mean might not all be Facebook. The battery stats clearly state it is Facebook
    It might not be the ONLY thing draining your battery. Just because it is in the background a while doesn't mean it's the only or main reason.
    12-12-2015 04:19 PM
  25. dfb8085's Avatar
    Wtf is going on with imore now going to the blog section instead of the forum??? What happened to all the forum categories???
    I don't like the new imore either. To hard to navigate and find anything
    12-12-2015 07:14 PM
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