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Facebook Confirms its App is Draining iPhone Batteries

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Facebook has confirmed that it is looking into claims that its iPhone app is eating users battery capacity.

A recent update has spured a number of complains over the past week, with some reports suggesting that the iPhone app is draining as much as 40 percent of a phone battery.

Even if the background refresh was disabled, it appears that it continued running in the background for several hours, causing even more battery drain.

"We have heard reports of some people experiencing battery issues with our iOS app," Facebook said. "We're looking into this and hope to have a fix in place soon."

In the meantime, it seems that as disabling the app doesn't seem to stop it working, then the only treatment is to keep recharging the battery.

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