Facebook Lite is available on Android for some time now and is set for a smashing debut on iOS. If you want to save some mobile data, download Facebook’s latest offering on your iPhone below.
What is Facebook Lite?
Facebook Lite version lets you access Facebook using an extremely lightweight client that’s around 5 MB in size and consumes a very small amount of mobile data and battery.
The regular client, on the other hand, weighs a whopping 522.1 MB, eating up almost half a gigabyte on your iPhone!
Facebook Lite for iOS is currently only available in Turkey, but you can easily install it on your Apple device with a sly workaround.
You just have to create a new spoofed Apple account using Turkey as your country.
Why should I install it?
1. Minimal data consumption
Generally, alternative versions of the main app are mainly released in emerging markets where the internet speed and network coverage are often limited.
Because these apps are extremely small in size, they often lose some of the “extra” features of the main app and you can only use a set of core features.
However, the Lite versions of apps are very convenient for all those users who use social networks sporadically and want to reduce data consumption.
2. Low storage space required
Additionally, the app is also suitable for all those who have an older smartphone with minimal resources that can’t run modern apps properly.
You can free up a lot of occupied space on your device by switching to the “lite” version.
This holds true especially for low-end iPhones that are equipped with 8 or 16GB of internal memory.
If you have an iPhone 5 or older, the official Facebook iOS client will consume a lot of memory.
- iPhone or iPad
- iOS 9.0 or above operating system
- Spoofed Apple ID account
How to install Facebook Lite on your iPhone
Create a spoofed account
Step 1 Open Safari web browser and visit https://appleid.apple.com/account.
Step 2 Create a new spoofed Apple ID account using another email address of yours and Turkey as your country.
Step 3 Now open the Settings app and go to iTunes & App Store.
Step 4 Select your newly created Apple ID.
Download the app from App Store
Step 5 Open the App Store app, search for FB Lite. Alternatively, go to the Turkish App Store page of FB Lite here. Tap Open when the app displays the “Open in App Store” message.
Step 6 Tap the GET button to install the app on your iPhone.
Step 7 Open the app from your home screen.
We expect the rollout to be gradually extended to other countries as well. You can recognize the app with its characteristic white icon, as shown above, once it goes live on your App Store.