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09/02/2016 10:18 GMT | Updated 09/02/2016 10:59 GMT

How To Save iPhone Battery Life? Delete The Facebook App

Battery life is the bane of most iPhone users' lives. Thankfully, there is a way to make that precious green bar live longer, but it will come at a cost.

Guardian journalist, Samuel Gibbs, found out that deleting the Facebook app can save "up to 15 percent of iPhone battery life."

Using the iPhone 6S Plus for a week, he accessed the social network within Safari. Leaving the phone to charge overnight, he took it off charge every morning and then recorded battery life at 10:30pm every day.

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In addition to saving on battery life, he also reports having more space on his phone as the Facebook app "consumed around 500MB in total combining the 111MB of the app itself."

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While most of the site's features are available through Safari, users will not be able to receive notifications or access Instant Articles.

Posting photos also have to be done using the "post photos" button instead of "share-to" function.

However, he reported that most Facebook functions worked just as well outside the app.

This is not the first time the Facebook's app has come under fire for draining batteries. Last week, Android blogger, Russell Holly, reported that his phone's performance was significantly better after uninstalling Facebook.

Writing on Android Central, he stated: "Recently I noticed some performance issues on multiple phones, and had started paying closer attention to what exactly was causing these problems.