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Facebook Fixes Battery Draining App

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A Facebook engineer announced on the social media site Friday that a bug with the app that’s been draining iPhone batteries has been fixed with a new update.

The developer, Ari Grant, wrote that Facebook “found a few key issues and have identified additional improvements.”

He explained that there were two main causes for the battery-killing app; a “CPU spin” within Facebook’s code. He described the term as “repeated processing [which] causes the app to use more battery than intended. The version released today has some improvements that should start making this better,” he said.

The second one is the audio sessions created by watching video via the app. It killed batteries too.

“If you leave the Facebook app after watching a video, the audio session sometimes stays open as if the app was playing audio silently,” he explained. But that has been fixed too.

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