SICK of Facebook app taking up RAM on its own. Anyway to stop it?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by Erikbal, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. DELUXDroid

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    I have around 80mb free usually.

    My advice like I said earlier is to remove any app killers you have, reboot your phone, and LEAVE IT ALONE. Killing apps will just eat up more ram and more battery.

    I use my phone heavily and I always have plenty of battery left at the end of the day.

    App Killers = Bad.

    If you want Facebook on your phone, then install it and LEAVE IT ALONE.

    If you want to use it occasionally then either 1.) Use a browser for regular facebook or 2.) uninstall the app when you're done using it...

    I don't know what else to tell you guys.
     
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    Uninstall it if you don't want it running. The app wants to run all the time and give you status updates, etc. But if you are only a casual Facebook user you can just use the mobile website and not have to deal with the app.
     
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    The best part about it is that it runs constantly even though I don't have a facebook account. Frankly I think it's ridiculous piece of garbage... it never did that until the latest update but that's why it's no longer on my phone.

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    Freeze the app when not in use as I said on page 1 or live with it running .
     
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    How do you get "Tibu" anyway? I couldn't find it in the market when I did a search for it.
     
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    Titanium Backup. You need the pro version to freeze apps although there are free apps that freeze I'm sure. For any rooter tibu is a must have IMO.
     
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    I can't think of too many free bloat freezers. The only one I know of for sure is Bloat Freezer, which is back on the Market (the dev will be introducing a paid, ad-free version in the near-future). As far as I can remember, the app doesn't do anything but freeze apps. No additional functionality. If that's all you want, though, it works just fine. I used the paid version before it went on hiatus. I use Titanium now.

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    Gemini will freeze an app and it's free.
    Also, if you have a phone with limited resources (like I had until recently), then you probably have plenty of lag, so you would be insane to not try 'Seeder'.
     
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    i installed the FB app a couple days ago just to see how it is. i'm not a heavy FB user. after installing the app and trying it out, i noticed it was taking up 70MB of ram according to the factory task manager. right after that, i uninstalled it. the mobile site for FB is just fine with me
     
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    The facebook app (com.facebook.katana) will spontaneously open and close on its own....running in the background when I don't need it to, whether I'm logged in or not. The mobile site runs faster than the app so I don't need to have facebook installed on my Galaxy Note. Facebook messenger (com.facebook.orca) does the same thing but not as often as katana.

    Thanks to 'CPU Memory Monitor' and 'Cool Tool' (These apps were used to monitor heavy processes and background tasks)
     
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    Current Phone Model:
    iPhone 5s
    Tested on iphone 5s, Must be the same for ANDROID users as well.

    No settings can take away the fact the APP is just a website sitting on your phone and always refreshes and syncs and downloads DATA in background. Even if background operations are off, they will do it when you open the App and you will have to WAIT till your FB profile data is sync'd with the APP on your phone. Push notifications + background operations are Battery & Data eaters. Data Plan = Money in the world of Smartphone.

    If i may Ask, Can you think of using FB on the Mobile Browser instead if you were to login only once into FB and 1 TAP takes you straight to LOGGED-IN FB Mobile Website for a Battery Friendly and Data Friendly approach to FB?

    I ran a test on my iPhone 5s Today (27th october 2014)

    FB app store data size - 70.5 MB ( this is what is written on the app store)
    After Install app size - 104 MB (probably downloaded updates)
    First time App opening size in settings - 114 MB ( not sure why it took 10MB just to open the FB app)
    After login to FB, app size became - 131MB ( 17MB just to login to FB on the native APP)
    So FB instaly became 131MB on my phone without even browsing it for ONCE.
    After browsing my own profile + 50 photos. and 1 video link, FB App size - 197 MB

    I tried a new app called "whats local today", it provides a mobile website to access fb,twitter,linked in,google+,tumblr on 1 screen.

    SEE for yourself what were the results of the same test on my iPhone 5s.

    Whats local today App store size - 56.6 MB (this is what is written on the app store)
    After install app size- 64 MB
    First time app opening size - 98.4 MB ( downloaded updates after opening the app for the first time)
    After login and browsing on fb - 102 MB.
    It presented a mobile website of FB where i only need to login once and it opens fb for me the next time i open this app.
    After browsing my own profile + 50 Photos + 1 video link of FB through this app, App size - 119MB
    Its a new style mobile browser. login once only. then fb mobile website available at a single tap.
    uses 35-40 % less data than fb native app.

    Please test it for your self. i tested it on iphone 5s by instantly switching in between Storage SETTINGS PAGE and the Steps i mentioned Above from App store to APP Install without even browsing once)

    "whats local today" Doesn't run in background at all because its a browser loading a simple page.
    Messaging is available but no push notifications because of the mobile website version of fb.

    "whats local today" is a cool, battery & data efficient way of using fb and other social media. Only need to login once and browser automatically opens it next time for you so it works just like an APP ICON.

    I have deleted the FB + other native apps from my phone and the battery has improved significantly.

    whats local today works well for me as FB is still just a TAP away & provides Messaging as well.

    please try it for yourself and you shall SAVE YOUR MONEY by using lesser Mobile DATA.
     
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