Menu>Settings>Social Network>Facebook ... Vs. Facebook App?


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  1. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    On my phone I have the Facebook app downloaded from the market. I also noticed that the phone comes bookmarked with Facebook.

    So here is my question, under Menu>Settings>Social Network> Facebook appears there. I have that set to update every 12 hours.

    HOWEVER, my actual Facebook App is set to update every 2 hours.

    So... does the settings under Menu>Settings>Social Network>Facebook control my facebook app or just the bookmark that comes pre-installed on the phone?

    I hope this makes sense. I am trying to save battery life, and I noticed that the settings under Menu>Settings>Social Network>Facebook were set to update every hour, but I had the settings under the downloaded app to update every two hours. My goal is to have only one facebook medium updating so I don't drain battery life! lol

    thanks for the help!
     

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  2. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member

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    I believe it (the menu>settings one) controls the updates in your contact list more than anything. Like their status updates and recent updates.
     
  3. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hmm very good point tatonka... so I would assume having this set more frequently would be bad for your battery life, correct?
     
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    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member

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    it would be, yes. Mine's at 2 hours, which I think was default. I seem to get great battery life anyway lol
     
  5. Visionikz03

    Visionikz03 Well-Known Member

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    the integrated facebook program is much more accurate and timely than the crap app from the market however with that accuracy comes reduced battery life depending on ur update frequency. i had mine set to the 8 hr interval which u would think wouldn't drain battery but my battery was full when i left the house at 10am and dead by 3ish at work with no charger. I work in a grocery store so there really isn't a place where i would feel safe leaving my phone to charge. So basically play around with it but don't be surprised if battery life takes a dip.
     
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    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member

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    then it certainly wasn't the facebook updates that were causing your battery to drain. It wouldn't even have updated in the 5 hours your phone lasted.

    Also, 5 hours of battery life to me means you have a different problem, with a bad app not closing, or a very bad battery. There's no reason you can't get a full day out of a charge if you're using it moderately.
     
  7. Visionikz03

    Visionikz03 Well-Known Member

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    yeah but when u check ur running apps as u obviously notice ur battery is draining and nothing other than the usual system apps are running( i.e. no downloaded market apps running )what else is there to suspect? Location, gps, and network location r all off. Email is once every 24 hrs. weather is manual. not much left that could possibly kill a 1500mAh battery in 5 hours.
     
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    still seems very odd that it's killing it that fast. Are you rooted or running any ROM's?

    There's just no possible way that a single facebook update could kill the battery. Hell, it might not have even updated in that time, since it's set for every 8 hours...

    What's your awake time?
     

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