Uninstalling this app will boost your iPhone's battery by 15 per cent

By Marni Dixit February 9, 2016
Uninstalling this app will increase your battery life up to 15%

Want to increase your battery life? Well, you might not like what we've got to tell you...

You know those days when you've barely used your phone and yet your battery tells another story?!

Barney Stinson looking confused at phone

If you don't want to buy one of Apple's official battery cases, there is something you can do to boost your battery life.

However, it might not be something you're willing to do when you hear what it is!

It turns out that uninstalling Facebook's app and instead using Safari to access the site is a surefire way to increase your battery life by 15 per cent.

The Guardian tested the trick which was already documented on Android phones and confirmed that the small switch would save your battery life!

Facebook themselves have come forward and said they need to change their app after they were confronted by software experts who said their app was running processes in the background that ate away at your battery life!

Facebook's Ari Grant wrote in a post on the social networking site in October last year, "We found a few key issues and have identified additional improvements, some of which are in the version of the app that was released today."

It looks like the app's still not quite there though, so it's still recommended to delete the app altogether, but don't worry, if you're a fan of the Messenger app you're fine on that front!

Elliot Reid from Scrubs relieved

Some other ways to save battery life include:

  • Dimming your display
  • Changing the amount of time it takes for your phone to automatically lock, you can do this in Settings > General > Auto-Lock 
  • Close any apps you're not using
  • Turn your WI-FI off, your iPhone is constantly looking for networks to join when your WI-FI is turned on, so if you're not using it, just switch it off!
  • Take your phone off vibrate mode - apparently it takes more battery to run the vibration motor in your phone than the power needed for the ringtone. If you've got a work meeting, put it on silent.


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