Android, iPhone Battery Drained by Facebook? Here’s How FB App Kills Your Smartphone Battery

Android, iPhone Battery Drained by Facebook? Here’s How FB App Kills Your Smartphone Battery

The Facebook app drains the battery of your Android or iPhone. How?

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George Hayward, a former Facebook employee, shared this alarming information.

Over the past few years, the social media giant has faced various charges, including over the privacy of user data.

Now, revelations shared by data scientists have revealed that Facebook activities also affect smartphone battery life.

Android battery, iPhone drained by Facebook?

According to the latest report from Android Authority, there’s a reason why Facebook is secretly draining your smartphone’s battery.

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Hayward claims the social media platform conducts “negative testing” activities.

“I said to the manager, ‘It can hurt somebody,’ and she said by hurting a few, we can help the greater masses,” the former FB employee said.

George also shared that the tech giant fired him because he refused to participate in Facebook’s negative test activities.

Hayward attempted to file a lawsuit against Facebook. However, his lawsuit was withdrawn as the former employee had to go to arbitration.

What is a negative test?

Negative testing activities are not illegal since app developers and companies rely on them to test the effectiveness of their software.

For those unfamiliar with negative testing, it’s about applying unexpected circumstances and behaviors to an application or software.

Smart Bear explained that negative testing activities let app developers know if their products can handle invalid input or unexpected user behavior.

With negative testing activities, Facebook and other online apps can ensure that their systems won’t crash in the event of sudden problems.

However, the main problem with Facebook’s negative tests is that they affect people’s smartphones, forcing users to charge their iOS and Android devices more frequently.

Apart from the negative tests, Facebook has also come under fire for other issues on its app.

Recently, many experts have worried about the risks of Facebook-connected apps.

We also reported that Meta is facing trial in Kenya after being accused of amplifying hate speech on Facebook.

For more news on Facebook and other social media platforms, keep your tabs open here on TechTimes.

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