After more and more reports revealed that the Facebook mobile app is consuming plenty of iPhone battery via background activities even when said activities should be off, the company said it will look into matters and issue fixes. Lo and behold, Facebook did release an app update to fix the issues not a surprising feat per se, considering that Facebook always releases timely updates for its mobile apps but also addressed the matter in a public post. As Facebooks Ari Grant explains, the battery issue is caused by bugs, two of them, which the company is trying to fix.
As Facebooks Ari Grant explains, the battery issue is caused by bugs, two of them, which the company is trying to fix.
“The first issue we found was a ‘CPU spin’ in our network code,” Grant said. “A CPU spin is like a child in a car asking, ‘Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
“The second issue is with how we manage audio sessions,” the exec added. “If you leave the Facebook app after watching a video, the audio session sometimes stays open as if the app was playing audio silently. Read more…