The Background Data and Battery Usage of Facebook’s iOS App ➝

Nick Heer, commenting on Matt Galligan’s piece regarding Facebook’s iOS app and its impact on battery life:

Make no mistake: this is user-hostile. Facebook is actively creating channels to continue refreshing their app in the background when the user has explicitly stated that they do not want it to. Ironically, the best way to reduce the battery and data consumption of the Facebook app in the background is to switch Background App Refresh back on. Better still, remove the Facebook app from your phone, and perhaps replace it with Paper (US store only).

This is another great example of the users-be-damned attitude that permeates within Facebook and prevents me from having any interesting in maintaining an account on the service.

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