Want to increase the battery life of your Android phone by 20 percent? Then delete this one app

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The Facebook app could be seriously draining the battery on your Android phone, new tests have found.

According to a recent study carried out by Tech World Zone, the Android version of the Facebook App can account for as much as 20 percent of your battery.

The study found that user Russell Holly saw the performance and battery life of his phone increased dramatically after he uninstalled the Facebook app.

To test out Russell’s claims, a group of Reddit users took on the experiment and also deleted Facebook from their Android phones.

Other users then found that battery life greatly improved once the Facebook app was removed of their phones.

The drop in performance and battery life is due to the app continuing to work in the background, causing a significant drain on system resources.

If you let it, the Facebook app will auto refresh in the background in order to make sure you have the latest information the next time you tap on the app.

Tech World Zone presented its finding to Facebook.

A spokesperson for the social media giant said: “We have heard reports of a few people encountering speed issues coming from our Android application.

“We are investigating this and will update you as often as possible. We are focused on keeping on enhancing these issues.”

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