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Facebook Could Be Taking More Than Your Time
Updated February 12, 2016 7:38 AM
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(UNDATED) - Facebook... it's a site that gets blamed everyday for taking up people's time.

And according to a new study, it appears that the social media site could literally be draining your phone's battery life.

Technology reporter Sarah Gibbs from The Guardian claims to have found that uninstalling Facebook's iOS app and accessing the social media site through Safari instead can save up to 15 percent of an iPhone's battery life.

Gibbs created a Safari shortcut for Facebook to place on the homescreen in place of the app, retaining the convenience of one-tap access to the service.

Other concerns about the Facebook app for Android has also led to the conclusion that deleting the app saves 20 percent of phone's battery.

The company admitted problems existed that caused the app to run in the background even if it had been closed and apologized for the inconvenience it caused people. The social network issued an update to fix the problem.



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