Deleting this one iPhone app could give you 15% longer battery life 5 years ago

Deleting this one iPhone app could give you 15% longer battery life

What's the worst thing about your iPhone? Most people would probably say the dreadful battery life.

Well - we've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that there's one trick that can save you 15% of your battery power every day.

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The bad news is you're going to have to delete one of your most-used apps.

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Tests by Guardian tech journalist Samuel Gibbs found that if you deleted the iOS Facebook app your phone was left with significantly more juice - and that's even without uninstalling the Messenger app which has been known to suck the life out of your phone too.

He tested it for two weeks - one with the app and a week without - and found himself with 15% more battery life at the end of the day when he did not have the Facebook app on his phone.

It's even greater for Android users who reported 20% more after deleting the app off their devices.

It also saved a decent amount of space - with Gibbs claiming it consumed around 500MB in total between the 11MB app and the cache on iPhone.

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But if you're worried about not being able to check your Faceboook every five seconds - there's a work-around.

Log into Facebook through Safari and then save a short-cut to your home screen - it's almost just as good but it won't hammer your battery.

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