October 28, 2015 IBOMLLC Team

Facebook App Is Draining Your Battery Faster For iOS Users

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If you have been using the Facebook app on your iOS device, iPhone and iPad, you might have noticed your device runs out of power faster than it should. While, there have been speculations that point the blaming finger at the Facebook, so far the social network has not confirmed or dispelled the accusations.

The prevailing theories points out the culprit to be Facebook’s optional Location History feature to be causing the faster battery power drain. Well, Facebook’s engineering manager, Ari Grant has come out not to deny that Facebook is indeed the culprit that is draining your iOS device’s battery faster, but to refuted claims that the optional location tracking feature is to blame.

In a blog post, Grant pointed out the culprit as follows: “The first issue we found was a ‘CPU spin’ in our network code. ‘A CPU spin’ is like a child in a car asking, ‘Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?’ With the question not resulting in any progress to reaching the destination. This repeated processing causes our app to use more battery than intended.”

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