More and more enlightened users are finding out that they may have to delete Facebook app from their iPhones and Android smartphones. While Facebook remains a popular social media platform, the Android app has issues that many users would prefer to live without. Here are two of them.
- Facebook for Android is a memory hog. It clogs up your device’s internal memory with trash that keeps building up. Uninstalling the app frees your device up significantly.
- Facebook for Android is a power hog, meaning it is a huge drain on smartphone battery. Of course, this is related to the first point above. Anything that is a memory hog will put some extra strain on your device’s battery. Uninstalling the Facebook app for Android is a sure way to get much better battery life on your device.
So, if you want better battery life on your smartphone, one good way to achieve it quickly is to delete Facebook app. Should you now stop using Facebook on your smartphone? Not necessarily. I would recommend Facebook Lite, but that’s like the ugly cousin of a beautiful swan. If you can live with the rather bland look and feel, it is a much better resource manager.
Alternatively, and this is how I now use Facebook on my Android devices, just log into Facebook on your phone’s web browser and use it there. It works quite fine.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.