Facebook is the leading social networking app across all the platforms. With several elegant features like “Live Video”, the social app is really fun to use. With all the due praise, there is one thing that I don’t like at all about this app is it’s being incredibly power-hungry.
It’s no secret that Facebook drains a lot of battery on iPhone. If you no longer want the app to consume tons of power on your device, follow these ten best tips and tricks to have perfect control over it. (Head over to this post to prevent Facebook from draining battery on your Android device.) Let’s head over to find out!
How to Prevent Facebook from Draining Battery on iPhone and iPad
Make Sure to Force Quit the App Once You Have Used It
A lot of iPhone users forget to force close the app once they have used it. As a result, a number of apps remain opened. They not only continue to eat more data but also consume more battery.
To force close any apps on your iPhone or iPad, simply double press the home button and then swipe up the app card to close it.
Don’t Allow Facebook to Track your Location All the Time
Make sure not to allow Facebook to track your location all the time. It’s a well-known fact that location tracking kills a lot of battery. Since Facebook is always hungry to track your whereabouts, it’s better to turn off Location Services completely or use it only when needed.
Step #1. Open Settings → Privacy.
Step #2. Tap on Location Services.
Step #3. Now, tap on Facebook. Then select Never.
Prevent Facebook from Running in the Background
Don’t let Facebook run in the background even when you have closed it. By turning off the background refresh, you can save both the battery and data of your iOS device.
Step #1. Launch Settings app → General.
Step #2. Now, tap on Background App Refresh.
Step #3. Now, turn off the switch next to Facebook.
Disable In-App Sound
It’s better to turn off the in-app sound.
Step #1. Open Facebook on your device.
Step #2. Tap on More → Settings.
Step #3. Tap on Account Settings → Sounds.
Step #4. Now, you have to turn off In-App Sounds.
Turn off Auto-Play
Stop auto-play of videos in Facebook as it can be good for the health of the battery life of your device.
Step #1. Launch Facebook on your iPhone.
Step #2. Tap on More at the bottom. Now, select Settings.
Step #3. Tap on Account Settings. Now, tap on Videos and Photos.
Step #4. Next, you need to tap on Auto-Play and then choose Never Autoplay Videos.
Get Rid of Notifications
Facebook alerts you whenever you get any friend requests, likes, comments. Turning off the notifications can work very well in preventing it from killing the battery of your device.
Step #1. Open Settings app → Notifications.
Step #2. Under Notification Style, tap on Facebook.
Step #3. Now, turn off the switch next to Allow Notifications.
Make sure you have the latest version of Facebook Installed on Your Device
Whenever there is any update available, make sure to update the app to the latest version. Open App Store → Updates and check out if there is any update on Facebook.
Use Mobile Site
Use Mobile site on your device. The best thing about it is that it won’t occupy plenty of space and eat a lot of battery. You can easily add it to your iPhone’s home screen.
Step #1. Open Safari and go to facebook.com.
Step #2. Tap on Share icon at the bottom.
Step #3. Now, tap on Add to Home Screen.
Use Facebook Paper
If you are concerned about the fast battery consumption of your device, use Facebook Paper. With a number of smart features, it allows you to use your favorite social app perfectly.
Delete the App and Reinstall It
One the best tricks that allow me to stop Facebook from crashing, freezing or draining battery is to delete it and reinstall it from time to time.
I hope these ten tips are able to help you resolve the issue. If you know any other handy tip that can prevent the social app from consuming tons of battery, do let us know that in the comments below.