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Deleting Facebook from your smartphone might be the last thing you want to do right now. But if you continue to experience problems when using the social media app on your phone, then it is time to seriously consider uninstalling it. Need some convincing? Read on to know how FB is actually affecting your device.

  • It slows down your phone.

Some people who have uninstalled Facebook and Messenger from their phones reported that their apps started up faster (by as much as 15%) and the overall performance of their device greatly improved too.

  • It drains battery life.

Since FB runs in the background, it continues to eat up your battery life. Deleting the app can help you save up to 20% of battery life.

  • It uses up a lot of storage.

Facebook generally takes up most of your storage space, even if you don’t use it frequently. Reports show that it uses more space than WhatsApp or Twitter.

  • It consumes a lot of data.

The automatic playing videos are just one of the reasons why FB uses the most amount of internet data plans.

Stalking the recent love interest of your ex or knowing what your BFF had for lunch may be what makes your day, and that’s probably why it’s really difficult for you to delete Facebook from your phone. But if you want to avoid headaches and preserve the life of your device, uninstalling FB may be the wisest move. Besides, there are several lighter alternative Facebook apps that allow you to stay connected to the FB world without harming your phone too much. They may not carry all the features of the official app, but they cater to most of the required basic social media interactions. Check out how to download one of these apps in this article.