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Tech Life: 10 Apps draining smartphone battery you need to remove –Research

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*Technology experts disclose apps with the highest energy usage, and urge consumers to be cautious, stressing some of apps are quite helpful for installation on smartphones, others can be disastrous for those already experiencing battery issues

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

Experts have opined the battery is an aspect of smartphones that consumers tend to worry about the most.

They noted though this is very challenging, given that these apps drain the battery, users should start thinking about different ways to reduce energy consumption and increase its battery life as soon as the device is turned on.

Mobile apps on a smartphone 

Although they are not always successful, consumers are accustomed to taking a variety of steps to extend the battery of the smartphone as much as possible, according to report.

Now, professionals have identified which applications are the most dangerous in this regard. Smartphone users are also alerted to the fact that such apps completely deplete energy with just the use of them.

10 Top apps that drain your smartphone battery

Smartphone charging via cable in a car: There are countless applications for your Android device in the Google Play Store.

There are services for everything, but on the whole, consumers tend to download the same popular apps.

However, in order to best care for the battery in your smartphone, there are some of them that you should avoid downloading or using less often, reports GizChina.

Consumers are also urged understand that some of these applications are quite helpful and should be installed on our smartphones.

However, others can be disastrous for those who already experience battery issues, report stated.

So, examine whether you actually require them.

The list of apps with the highest energy usage is as follows:

  • Fitbit
  • Uber
  • Skype
  • Facebook
  • Airbnb
  • Instagram
  • Tinder
  • Bumble
  • Snapchat
  • WhatsApp

The organisation that has compiled this data is pCloud, a research firm. To achieve this, the company created a list of applications that use the battery of the device the most, report noted.

The end result reflects no matter how great these platforms (apps) are, they are affecting the “battery life really hard”.

ConsumerConnect further learnt the said applications are actuality, very well popular apps, and you may have more than one of them on your phone.

Since they can still use some of the battery in the background, it might be more convenient for you to get rid of some if you don’t use it frequently, especially if you’ve had battery issues in the past.

The smartphone’s most demanding applications

The research firm as well examined three factors when determining which apps were the most resource-intensive on our phones.

The things each app uses, such as the location or camera, the battery these applications consume, and whether the dark mode is offered.

They were able to determine which of the 100 most popular apps is the most demanding and name them the ultimate phone killers by combining the results of these three factors.

Fitbit, Verizon are ‘most apps’ that drain your battery -Report

The two best phone competitors were Fitbit and Verizon, report said.

Fourteen of the 16 resources that are available can be in use by both apps in the background. Including the four most resource-intensive ones. The camera, location, microphone, and wifi connection. Due to this, these apps received the highest study score (92.31 percent).

Social media apps account for six of the top 20 battery-intensive apps on your phone.

On average, 11 additional resources —including photos, Wi-Fi, locations, and the microphone.

They can run in the background on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, WhatsApp, and LinkedIn.

Besides, the report indicated that each of these uses more energy to operate, which puts more strain on your phone’s battery.

Online dating apps

According to the research, online dating apps use the phone’s battery just as quickly as your emotions do.

Fifteen percent of the top killer apps are online dating apps, such as Tinder, Bumble, and Grinder.

Which permit an average of 11 resources to run in the background.

The lack of a dark mode makes all three dating apps more energy-intensive to use, which accelerates battery drain.

Travel apps

The United Airlines app uses up the most phone storage (437.8MB).

Followed by the Lyft and Uber apps with storage requirements of 325.1MB and 299.6MB, respectively.

All of these apps require a lot of storage, which slows down your phone and uses up storage.

Fortunately, when you’re not travelling, you can easily delete travel apps like United Airlines.

When thinking about how to free up phone storage, these should be the first to go.

Additionally, less extensive airlines such as Ryanair and Jet2 only need 109.2MB of storage and 47.3MB, respectively. Both can be easily exchanged.

However, when it comes to having convenient transportation on a daily basis, apps like Lyft and Uber are more of a necessity.

Make sure to only have one trustworthy transportation app.

So you can save space for other apps and make your phone run faster rather than deleting both of them.

How to stop apps from draining your battery

Many people might be pondering whether you ought to remove these apps from your smartphone in order to free up storage and battery life.

In this regard, it is crucial to emphasise that this precaution does not need to be perfect.

Because you can opt to turn off background activity or location permissions.

Despite not being open, every Android app functions in the background.

Just like other services like Instagram and Facebook, WhatsApp does it to send you relevant notifications. It is possible to fix this issue.

But you should be aware that doing so will prevent you from receiving notifications until you re-enter the platform.

As a result, we advise you to only use this procedure in special circumstances.

And not with applications that are absolutely necessary:

Enter your Android smartphone’s settings.

Go to “Battery” in the menu.

Choose “Optimise battery use” under “Advanced settings” from the menu.

Tap “Don’t optimise” after selecting the apps you want to disable background activity from.

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