Worst apps for draining your phone battery

Is your phone battery dying faster each day? Maybe these apps are responsible …

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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    casey
    27th Dec 2018
    11:21am
    Just turn off the wireless and data when you are not using them.
    Karl Marx
    27th Dec 2018
    11:41am
    And location, don't need to be tracked either
    Karl Marx
    27th Dec 2018
    11:40am
    instructions for android are wrong for my S5. got to settings, General, Battery, Battery Usage
    GrayComputing
    27th Dec 2018
    2:04pm
    TURN OFF THE GPS TRACKING (Location tracking)
    FrankC
    27th Dec 2018
    9:18pm
    1984, I have an Android phone, and neither of the instruction here are accesible on my Oppo androiod phone. This happens all the time, instructions for anything do not tally with my phone.


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