These 10 popular smartphone apps are draining your battery, here’s why

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This article gets into 10 popular smartphone applications that are draining your battery, why they are so battery intensive, and how to help it. 

Our lives at home and at work have become dependent on our smartphones, which we regularly use in times of need as well. We are aware of how annoying it can be when a smartphone dies in the middle of the day, right when you need it. However, did you know that some apps have a reputation for being major battery drainers? They include some popular ones as well.

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It is pertinent to note that users typically worry the most about the battery when it comes to smartphones; this forms the basis for why most users begin considering various strategies to decrease energy consumption and lengthen the battery life as soon as the device is turned on, even though this is very difficult given how much power these apps use. The Google Play Store offers a vast selection of apps for Android devices that users cannot help but download. But you should take the best possible care of your smartphone’s battery, and some of them should be outrightly avoided or just used less frequently.

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While some of these apps are very useful and should be installed on our smartphones, others could have disastrous effects on people with battery problems. To determine if you actually need them. The top 10 mobile apps that drain the battery of your smartphone are listed below:

  • WhatsApp
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • Facebook
  • Uber
  • Airbnb
  • Fitbit
  • Skype
  • Tinder
  • Bumble
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Battery-hungry mobile apps


There are too many notifications
Does one of your apps notify you all the time? This uses a lot of battery power. Push notifications constantly activate your screen and may tempt you to use your device more frequently, which means that the application is working hard in the background.

Location-based services
Any application that makes use of location services will cause unusually rapid battery drain. Your phone uses a variety of technologies to determine your location. These include your GPS, cellphone tower triangulation, and internet connection. The latter consumes the most battery power. The likelihood is that any app that requires your location, such as navigation or ride-sharing services, is draining your battery more quickly than usual.

Background information
Several apps work day and night to compile data, send alerts when new information is available, and more. Having apps running continuously in the background will result in a reduction in battery life, but it’s part of what makes smartphones so spectacular and practical.

Utilizing a lot of resources and using frequently
You might be using an app excessively if it’s consuming too much energy. Any app will drain your battery if you use it continuously throughout the day. Some apps might not even require a lot of resources, but they are incredibly addictive. Consider time-consuming apps like Facebook, Instagram, and others.


To save space and battery life, you may be wondering if you should delete these apps from your smartphone. It’s important to stress that this precaution doesn’t have to be perfect. Considering that you have the option to disable background activity or location permissions. All Android apps run in the background, even when they are not open. WhatsApp uses this to send you notifications that are relevant to you, just like other services like Instagram and Facebook. This problem can be resolved. However, you should be aware that until you re-enter the platform, you won’t be able to receive notifications. As a result, we suggest that you only use this method in special circumstances.

  • Go to your Android smartphone’s settings.
  • Go to “Battery” in the menu.
  • Select “Optimize battery use” under “Advanced settings” from the menu.
  • Choose “Don’t optimize” after selecting the apps you want to disable from running in the background.
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