You can save as much as 20 percent power on your mobile’s battery by deleting the Facebook app.

Back in October Facebook admitted that their app draining your mobile’s battery. Not a surprising announcement, and therefore it should not come as a surprise that you can save power on your phone by completely deleting the Facebook app.

But it was probably very few who had calculated that you can save as much as 20 percent power by doing it on both Android phones and iPhones.

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Android Central first announced that by deleting the app from a random Android mobile, you could save power on Android phones, and now the Guardian reports that the same is the case with the iPhone. Writes Mashable.

You do not need to fear a nasty form of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), since you can still keep yourself informed on the social platform by going on Facebook.com through a mobile browser.

You can even stick Facebook as an app shortcut. Simply go to Facebook.com on your mobile browser, tap the share function and then add the web page to the Home screen. This makes it an easy access, which is also similar to the Facebook app itself.

Facebook.com gives you the same options as with the app, but you lose the ability to push messages from Facebook. Instead, you can open up notifications on either email or SMS if you do not want to feel outside.
Facebook app don’t just use a lot of power, it also occupies a lot of space on your phone. The Guardian’s Samuel Gibbs succeeded in saving space, unleashing the full 500MB (111MB for the app itself) so you suddenly find room for much more on your mobile, by dropping the Facebook app.

Although we’ve written about quite a few different options to save power and get more out of your smartphone’s existing battery, this is undoubtedly the easiest and fastest way to save power.

The question is whether you dare.