Facebook has released an update to the iOS version of its app that should make the social network less of a battery hog. Earlier this month various users pointed out that Facebook’s app was consuming considerably more battery power than most other popular apps, even when it wasn’t actually being used more.
The issue, Facebook engineering manager Ari Grant explained Thursday, was that the app was continuing to play audio from videos silently even after users exited the app, eating up battery. The app’s network code was also getting caught in a “CPU spin,” which wasted processing power.
Grant clarified that the issues aren’t being caused by enabling Location History, so feel free to keep telling Facebook exactly where you are at all times. The fixed version of the app is available in the App Store now.
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