It appears Facebook has found answers to why its app for Apple’s iOS platform is causing some iPhone to drain battery life faster than usual.
A new version of the Facebook app will arrive on the App Store to address the issues with battery consumption, writes Ari Grant, engineering manager at Facebook.
Grant cites two key issues causing Facebook app’s to consume more battery than normal. First is “CPU spin,” where the app would undergo a longer stretch of processing without any results. “This repeated processing causes our app to use more battery than intended,” says Grant.
The other issue was related to audio. After watching a video on Facebook, an audio session would remain open, keeping Facebook’s app active. “The app isn’t actually doing anything while awake in the background, but it does use more battery simply by being awake,” says Grant.
Concerns over Facebook’s battery consumption started last week, following a Medium post claiming Facebook’s app was guzzling battery life at a faster rate than usual.
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