8 Ways to Decrease Facebook Data and Battery Usage on iPhone

by Jack Tucker IT Support Engineer

Apart from consuming huge amounts of space and data, the Facebook app can also eat the batter and cause the iPhone to run at a slow pace. To increase the performance of your iOS device, you need to make a few adjustments in the settings. If you are worried about the constant battery drain or the rising cellular data usage due to Facebook, then follow the steps given below to reduce Facebook data and battery usage.

Facebook data and Battery Uasage

Tips to prevent Facebook app from eating your iPhone’s data and battery

Contrary to its Android counterpart, the Facebook app for iOS does not have any Data Saver option in the menu.

  1. Tap on the menu bar located in the lower right corner. Go to Settings and Privacy and select Settings. Slide your finger upwards to navigate to Notifications and select Notification settings. Disable the notifications that are not significant, and then your Facebook app will consume lesser data and power. If you get a lot of Facebook notifications, then it can drain your battery significantly as the screen lights up whenever any notification appears.
  2. Now, navigate to the Media and contacts sections. Select Videos and Photos located below Video Settings. Change the Auto-Play mode to Never Auto-Play mode. This way, you can save up your data as the videos will not start playing automatically. You will have to tap on a video to watch it.
  3. Revisit the Media and Contacts section and choose Sounds. Toggle the in-app sounds to Off position. This will help you in conserving your battery juice as now your phone won’t ping whenever you visit stuff in the Facebook app.
  4. Navigate to Upload contacts option and disable it. By disabling this feature, you will not only bolster your privacy but also save your data and battery.
  5. Now, from your iPhone or iPad, launch the Settings app. Scroll down and tap on Facebook. Just disable the Notification setting to mute the application and prevent it from eating up your battery with trivial notifications.
  6. You can also disable the Background App Refresh feature and prevent Facebook from running in the backdrop and consuming the device’s battery. You can refresh your Facebook app manually whenever you open it.
  7. Open the Settings app on your iOS device and tap on Mobile Data. See all the apps that are permitted to use cellular data and tap on the bar next to Facebook to disable the access.
  8. Scroll down and locate Wi-Fi Assist. This swaps from Wi-Fi to cellular data if the device considers it will be faster. Disable the feature to prevent your cellular data from being utilized. Applications will work over the Wi-Fi, even when the connection is slow.

Jack Tucker is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry from last 10 year. As a technical expert, he has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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