Apps that drain your battery

One of the most common complaints from smartphone users is how fast they run out of juice. While poorly designed and clunky operating systems are partly to blame for this, there are certain apps that are also the worst culprits for draining the life from your battery.

With your Android phone, you can learn which apps are using the most power. Go to Settings > Device > Battery or Settings > Power > Battery Use and you’ll see a list of your installed apps and how much power they’re using. If one of these apps is using a lot of power, and you’re not using it much, then consider uninstalling it.

On your iPhone, simply go to Settings > Battery and scroll down to Battery Usage.

While this will tell you how much battery is chewed up by the apps on your phone, there is a list of usual suspects that literally suck the life from your phone.

According to David Walke, CEO of goCharge mobile device charging kiosks, the top five battery drainers are:

1. Snapchat

2. Google Maps

3. Netflix

4. Facebook

5. Amazon

You should also watch out for Spotify, Facebook Messenger, Samsung WatchON, Samsung Video Editor, Clean Master, LINE and Microsoft Outlook.

And there are a host of other apps that hog phone traffic, meaning they use data even if you’re not using them at the time. Along with the ones already mentioned, the others include Instagram, Yahoo!, Firefox, WhatsApp Messenger, Google Chrome and Google Play.

So, sift through the apps you hardly use, uninstall them and you’ll never see that horrid red indicator saying your battery is close to dying.

Are you tired of your battery running out? Do you use any of these apps?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.
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