Gone are the days when we used to have smaller batteries, and it used to take hours to recharge them. Today, smartphones have large batteries, but the high-quality display and high-performance chipset can still drain them faster. Some apps can drain your smartphone’s battery faster than ever. If you cannot identify these apps, we will help you figure out which apps are consuming more battery.
These are the top battery-draining apps that we found in our tests:
Facebook is one of the most battery hungry apps that I’ve ever used. It takes the most battery in my experience. It not only takes video while using the screen but also uses more battery in the background. To tackle this problem, there are a few things that you can try.
How to fix the Facebook app battery drain problem?
In order to fix this issue that has been caused by Facebook, you can either try Facebook apps’ lite alternative or you can just force stop the Facebook app and limit the background activity. This way, the app won’t take background resources and results in less battery draining.
Instagram is also one of the biggest battery-draining apps. If you haven’t forced closed it or restricted the background data of Instagram, it will surely consume most of your battery in the background. And if you are an Instagram addict who can’t get your hands off your phone because of this social sharing app, then it will be the biggest battery eater in the foreground.
How to fix the Instagram app battery drain problem?
No matter how hungry Instagram can get for your smartphone’s battery, there’s always a solution. You can either restrict background data of the app or download the lite version of Instagram from Google Play Store if you’re an Android user.
Snapchat is a camera app which means, it craves your battery juice more than any other app. The more you use it, the more it’s going to drain your battery. With features like Snapchat cameos, filters, and Snapstreaks, Snapchat is among the top contenders for top battery-draining apps in Android and iOS.
How to fix the Snapchat app battery drain problem?
You can fix this battery draining issue by force stopping the app after use or restricting background activity. But it will stop notifications and you might not get updates from your friends immediately. So, choose wisely.
4. Camera apps
Camera apps are one of the biggest sources of draining batteries in smartphones because they’re using multiple parts of a phone at the same time. Camera sensor, processor, display, and flash, these
How to fix the Camera apps battery drain problem?
Use the stock camera app; it’s optimized to work with the OS compared to the third-party apps. Make sure you lower the brightness and not turn on mobile data while using the camera. Using mobile data and camera simultaneously increases the temperature of the phone and battery, hence resulting in battery drain. Remember, high temperatures are also harmful to the battery as well.
5. Netflix / Streaming Apps
Off-course the streaming apps like Netflix consume a lot of battery power. Since it involves the screen, audio, notifications, and internet usage, hence, more battery juice will be consumed. There’s nothing much you can do to lower it down, however, here are a few tips you can try.
How to fix the Netflix or streaming apps battery drain problem?
Turn off unnecessary notifications of Netflix app
Turn off background activity of the app
Lower brightness while using Netflix
Use headphones instead of phone speakers (I noticed that wired headphones take less power as compared to phone’s speakers)
Avoid data connection and use Netflix on Wi-Fi
Some of these tips might not be possible for you, but following these tips significantly lowered battery consumption for me.
TikTok is the most popular short video format platform which is crazy popular among teenagers. It is the fastest growing app and has reached 1 billion in the fastest time, beating YouTube and Instagram. However, the app can drain battery juice from your phone pretty fast.
Due to it’s video factor, the app uses display, audio, internet, as well as camera in some cases. This makes TikTok like Snapchat or Instagram, making it one of the highest battery draining apps. In addition, it shows plenty notifications, making it battery hungry in the background as well.
How to resolve battery draining because of TikTok?
Make sure you’ve turned off unecessary notifications from the app. If you don’t need notifications or any updates, turn off background processes of the app. Limit brightness while using if possible, and make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi, because data connection drains a lot of battery. If you don’t have a Wi-Fi, then you can use Data connection, but at the cost of your battery juice.
7. RAM Booster apps:
I’ve been warning people, and I’m going to say this again. RAM Boosting apps are SCAM! There, I said it. You might ask, why? Well, these apps are for free, which means they come loaded with Ads and a premium version with more features. They might kill other apps, but they do consume more battery because of their consistent notification service, background acitivty, and constant advertisements. Instead of cleaning the RAM and saving battery, they just become worse.
How to fix RAM Booster battery drain problem?
Just don’t install any RAM booster or battery booster app. They’re probably scam. However, you can use apps that can freeze the background activity of your RAM hungry apps without affecting your battery life. The app I recommend is Greenify. If you’re a root Android phone user, it’s a gem for you. Though it also works without root to save battery life and freeze app operations in the background.
So, these were the top battery draining apps for Android and iOS. I’ve mentioned few in this article, if want to add more in this list, drop your comment below.
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