Having a top of the range iPhone has its benefits, but being able to use it for hours on end is not one of them.
The average battery life of the popular smart phone is a pitiful nine hours, and that’s on standby!
But why can the biggest tech company on the planet not manage to optimise the power function of its highest selling product? It’s not like they don’t have the manpower or the expertise. Come on!
Well, it turns out Apple aren’t totally at fault for the lack of juice in the iPhone. There’s a bigger fish to fry. Facebook.
That’s right, the big blue app has been revealed as the main culprit for low battery life, using on average almost half of your phone’s power supply. Even with background refresh turned off!
The revelation comes with the new ability (thanks to the iOS9 software update) to view the battery usage data for your phone in the settings menu.
It’s unclear whether watching audio and video can drain charge, or if the app continues to run in the background regardless of your handset’s settings, but could it be time that we ditched the most downloaded app of all time in favour of running our accounts through Safari or Chrome?
Facebook has responded to the problem, with a spokesperson giving a statement to Tech Crunch: “We have heard reports of some people experiencing battery issues with our iOS app. We’re looking into this and hope to have a fix in place soon.”
Still, Zuckerberg better watch out, his time at the top of the app store rankings could be about to come to an end…
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