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  1. vtroid5

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    I've been trying puremessenger with updates every 3 hours but it still seems to be burning through battery quick. Anyone have suggestions?
     

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    I agree with tdse... I tried a couple of apps and like the shortcut route better.
     
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    I use the official facebook app's widget. I don't let it auto update, i just refresh it when i'm looking at it. No real battery drain that I've noticed.
     
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    +1 for this method as well
     
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    As do I, plus you have access to the full site if you need to do things you can't do with the mobile app.
     
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    I just use the web version of fb, the phone is so fast on the web that it works great, I've deleted the fb app
     
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    I was just trying the widget, but it seems to still update itself even when I have refresh set to never? I think the shortcut to the mobile site may be my best bet for now.
     
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    +1 for the mobile site
     
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    I had the Facebook app after the latest update. I had it set to manual refresh. The only time it will self-start is when I get an inbox or an event invite on Facebook. I think this is because Facebook is attached to my Messenger app so if I receive an inbox, FB starts with it. I know when I had a widget on a homepage, FB would just self start on its own, so I had to get that removed. Once FB is on, it is a battery hog even if it isn't updating. I've had to remove the app and do the shortcut/bookmark method as well.
     
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    Hm. At least for me Spare Parts says otherwise
     

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