Android is the most popular mobile operating system because its very user-friendly, open source with a lot of customization.
If you have an Android phone with some unstable battery situation, you might be wondering what has happened to your long-lasting battery.
Well, sometimes the battery is getting weaker due to long usage, while most of the times, it’s what you do with your smartphone that drains the battery.
Android has an extremely large number of apps on its Playstore and a good number of popular ones, the kinda must haves.
This article is basically going to expose 10 of the most popular Android apps that are silently but seriously sucking your battery.
Every app actually uses a small portion of the battery power. Most are just using a tiny fragment of power, let’s say 0%, while the drainers could use about 0.1% to 10% or even more.
Before we continue, don’t forget that your screen or its brightness level plus connectivity options like GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi Hotspot etc could also drain your battery very quickly.
Below are the top 10 popular Android apps that are sucking your battery juice silently.
Note, some apps run automatically after start-up while others are manually launched..
Facebook & Messenger
Surprised? Facebook is actually the most popular social media platform and it’s Android APK app is almost a must have for every smartphone owner.
It’s no secret that the apps you use the most are going to drain the device’s battery the quickest, and Facebook and the Facebook Messenger app are two big ones to keep an eye on.
Most smartphones now have it pre-installed, and you just might need to update it most times. Because of how popular and addictive Facebook is, it is one of the most used apps on Android and other mobile operating system because of its social media feature.
Not only are these apps usually always on the forefront of our screens but if you have notifications set up in a particular way, they will continue to run and alert you all day long as your Facebook friends post status updates, even as it rests in the background and goes unused.
An additional problem that arises with these apps is that they never go into a deep sleep and are constantly consuming resources and therefore battery, on top of the fact that the audio does not close after sessions.
If you really care so much, you can uninstall Facebook, for instance, and use the social network in your web browser instead. You might also use the Facebook lite, a lightweight version of Facebook.
If chatting is your thing, you’ll have to keep hold of Messenger though or use Messenger lite.
Another social app takes the second position of battery hungry apps on Android smartphones. Actually, WhatsApp and Facebook are doing a great job bringing people together, but it’s really having a negative impact on your battery.
Whatsapp auto starts and keeps running in the background to make sure you don’t miss those cool chats. Like other social apps, there always work when your mobile data is turned on.
The only way you can reduce its impact on your battery is by turning off your data when it’s not needed or reduce the apps that run in the background.
WeChat is another video messaging app that has very interesting features and even includes space for social networking like Facebook.
However, some users complain about it being slow, which is probably one of the indications of a battery drainer. On top of that, WeChat, like the other messaging apps on this page, demands screen time and only functions well when notifications and alerts are configured, which further impacts battery life.
Snapchat, which is undoubtedly the fastest way to share a moment is also a fast battery sucker. Snapchat lets you easily talk with friends, view Live Stories from around the world, and explore news in Discover. Life’s more fun when you live in the moment, but at the expense of your battery.
Because of its features, it silently affects your battery and takes a turn with the other battery draining apps.
Not only is Snapchat heavy on video and voice but the entire app is centered around sharing, which uses Wi-Fi or cellular data for every message. This is different from Facebook which can cache messages and doesn’t always use data.
Instagram is another app like Facebook that demands constant refreshes over the internet and is usually set up to send notifications when new content is available. Its constant use in this way is what makes it suffer as a battery draining app.
DU Battery Saver
When I added DU Battery saver in the list of apps that drain batteries on Android, I was actually laughing. Well, it turns out that the battery saver isn’t just saving the battery, it’s saving it and draining it simultaneously.
It’s will also surprise you to know that most users complain of their battery draining even faster after installing battery saving apps. Some don’t use battery saving apps at all because they feel it doesn’t just work, like Android Antivirus apps.
ES File Explorer File Manager
ES File Explorer has been one of the very best file managing app on Android devices. It’s so feature rich and user-friendly, with other interesting features. But why does it fall into the list of apps that keeps draining your smartphone battery?
AndroidPit removed ES File explorer from their list of best apps because it added some unnecessary stuff that seriously brought a bad user experience. I remember the annoying adverts and charging screens that would appear and you just need to dig in to turn it off.
It’s a file manager before and it drained less battery, but now, it’s now an advert plus a distracting app that also drains your smartphone battery.
Most apps that run in the background unnecessarily use a lot of memory and battery, which third-party app locks aren’t an exception.
The best app lock should be the default locking options on your Android device, based on the device and Android version. If you ever need an app lock to secure your Android smartphone, make sure you read the reviews about it.
Like YouTube, Google maps uses a lot of data and storage on your smartphone. It turns on your location service/GPS to enable it work better and all these definitely contributes in impacting the battery negatively.
If you use Google Maps all the time, you might have already concluded your smartphone’s battery is just naturally weak without knowing its your favorite app that’s draining your battery.
With Netflix, watching movies & TV shows online or streaming right to your smartphone is as chilling as a cool breeze. Like other movie streaming apps, it can seriously give your battery a lot of work and then drain it while you enjoy yourself.
Imagine those who have all these apps and more running on their devices, how on earth would the battery not drain so fast? If you can, reduce the number of apps and use our battery saving tips to help keep your battery running the whole day.
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