Facebook app manager is an unfamiliar but strangely frequent thing that appears in smartphone activity logs.
Because of not understanding, many people think this is an attacking virus or malware.
Well, it is natural for you to think so as Android users frequently face unfamiliar applications and features.
However, they unconsciously use them in routine, including this Facebook application manager.
Surprisingly, this feature may be beneficial and will operate when you carry out activities related to Meta (the company that oversees Facebook).
Thereupon, do not remove this feature to avoid a lower user experience.
Instead, you should know the function and how to solve any error occurred. Check out the following reviews!
What is Facebook App Manager?
For ordinary people, the existence of the Facebook app manager is problematic. You do not understand its nature but are worried about damaging the system if you delete it.
It is part of the Meta services Android but not on the main menu. As a supporting application, it does not show visible functions such as a camera, chat platform, and social media app.
But as the name suggests, it is a package that contains a collection of supporting files about Facebook-related activities.
Its existence is to improve the user experience related to the use of Facebook. However, this app is beneficial too for other Meta apps, including Instagram, WhatsApp, and others.
Even behind the scenes, their presence is critical enough to avoid disrupted device performance by Meta products usage.
Thus, this feature does not contain any potential dangers.
Like other features, the Facebook app manager will also experience changes and updates according to technological developments.
However, users are also not free from various errors.
Furthermore, this page will present about managing and using it for the device’s benefit. You will also learn about some problem possibilities and how to fix them.
How It Works
The Facebook app manager is often confusing because device users have never installed it, but the program continues to run.
For information, this is a default feature installed on the system.
Not alone, this feature is usually in one package with other Meta app managers, such as the Facebook app installer and other supports.
If you look at the activity log, this app manager will actively download updates from the Play Store. It is what makes ordinary people suspect it is a virus.
The Facebook app manager automatically updates all Meta products in the system, so it always has the latest version.
If you check this feature through a virus scanner tool, no malicious activity will be detected. Thus, its presence will not harm your device.
The Functions of Facebook App Manager
This Meta app manager can perform updates without asking for user consent. Thus, products from Facebook, Instagram, to WhatsApp will update automatically.
At first glance, this sounds like cheating. Because updates always require a connection, most people will find this insecure because it can suck up data packets.
The updates sometimes absorb data packets, but the Facebook app manager will not take up as much quota as updates in general.
But if you want to be more secure, you should arrange for each new update to take place when connected to Wi-Fi.
Also, keep in mind that Meta is constantly updating.
If the application does not immediately upgrade to the latest version, the performance will be less, and users get difficulties using it.
Delay in updating will cause crashes in the application to the inability to operate. Of course, it will interfere with the activities of the users.
Therefore, automatic upgrades are necessary to keep users using Meta products comfortably without frequent manual updates.
Problems You May Find
Although small, the Facebook app manager also operates like any other application. Every activity will require power from the battery and the network connection.
If you find the power draining quickly without doing anything, it is probably because a manager app is running.
For this reason, this feature may not be suitable for devices with low battery capacity or which have started to fail.
If the device’s battery condition does not allow it, you must provide a power bank while on the move.
In addition, you can also use the power saver mode, which is currently available on the new generation of smartphones.
Another problem, the Facebook app manager may also take up less space on the device. Based on the considerations above, you can manage any application on your smartphone.
Uninstalling Facebook App Manager
Whether you want to keep the Facebook app manager on your phone, it depends on the choice. If you want to delete or disable it, you can use the following steps:
1. Menu Settings
If the Facebook app manager comes preinstalled, you can immediately uninstall it by pressing the application for a few moments.
If the trash can logo appears, point the app at it, and you are done.
Besides, go to the Settings menu and find Facebook. Select Uninstall, and the app manager feature will disappear by itself.
2. ADB Method
Android Debug Bridge method is an alternative that you can try. Then how do I uninstall app manager with ADB? Here are the steps:
- Go to Settings and choose About Phone from the system menu.
- Press Build Number quickly 7-0 times to activate Developer Options.
- Reopen Settings from the Main Menu and tap the Developer Options once.
- The next step, tap USB Debugging, then download ADB on the PC screen.
- You will get a zip file. Extract and open the file.
- Press the shift button for a few moments until it works, then double-click on an empty location.
- A message will appear “Open Powershell window here”, select it and enter the ‘ADB devices’ command.
- Connect the PC and smartphone by using a USB cable.
- Type “ADB shell pm uninstall –user 0 facebook.appmanager”, and click Enter. The system will run to delete the app.
3. App Remover
The app remover will be very effective on preinstalled com.facebook.appmanager. However, this method requires root access.
Here are the steps:
- Get System Application Remover from the browser
- Launch the app remover on a smartphone
- Look for facebook.appmanager in the app, and then click Uninstall to delete it permanently.
Follow those steps to remove the Facebook app manager from your device. However, you will not get the latest updates automatically.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
In the previous section, we discussed in detail the ins and outs of the Facebook app manager. Now, you have understood the functions and solutions to problems that arise.
However, users may be unsure about some things. Several frequently asked questions that might provide additional information are as follow:
1. Do I Really Need the Facebook Application Manager?
This question often arises among smartphone users. For those people who are not too intense with Meta products, automatic updates may not be a priority.
Of course, the actual device might not have a Facebook app manager. If you are not an avid Facebook user, the update failure may not have much effect on the system.
However, if you still have Facebook social media on your device, you might not be able to run it properly when you open it.
Later, a request will appear to update manually.
However, if you do a lot of activities with Facebook and its partners, this feature will be a helper that will keep you taking advantage of the latest updates without having to visit the Play Store often.
2. Is Facebook App Manager Safe?
This information has been a topic in the previous discussion. Although it has a way of working like a virus, the Facebook app manager does not contain any potential dangers for the device.
This feature will perform updates automatically when changes and Wi-Fi connections are available. In data network usage, a notification will appear asking for user approval.
This feature has trusted security.
If you use antivirus or similar software, the Facebook app manager will not show any signs of threats, such as viruses, malware, and other annoyances.
With this feature, users will find it easier to take advantage of the latest version of Meta products without having to go back and forth to do manual updates.
However, for some people, this system may be annoying because of the space used in the device (even though the capacity is not large).
In addition, there is a possibility that this feature has an error that affects the performance of the whole or partial device.
3. What Happens if I Disable the Facebook App Manager?
Besides functionality and security, some may wonder what would happen if a device did not have a Facebook app manager. The answer is, of course, “no problem”.
You already know that this feature performs automatic updates on Meta products. If you remove it, the related application will not be able to perform automatic upgrades.
If you are not an intense user, it might not a problem. You can run other applications as usual without interruption.
But new problems will arise if you use applications related to Meta (Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger).
You may have difficulty operating it or even not be able to open it.
Even if the app is still running, there may be parts that do not fail to appear due to an incompatible version.
But of course, that is the user’s personal choice.
Those are all about Facebook app manager you should know. Despite the way it works, it is not a dangerous virus and you can use it safely. However, it is your choice to keep it or not in the device.
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