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5 Battery Draining Apps to Avoid

By Isny Dewi R

30 January 2020

Some apps can make smartphone batteries run out quickly.

Although many smartphones now offer large capacity batteries, there are still a number of apps that make smartphone batteries run out quickly. These apps drain your battery by running services in the background and end up sucking your phone's battery. What are these apps?

1. Snapchat
Snapchat is one of the most draining apps of your phone’s battery. The notification service will keep your phone busy and suck battery out of it. Snapchat also uses location services to know the real-time location of the user. It is a feature in Snapchat that you can enable or disable depending on what you want to do with it. However, the app is a camera app with chat and video stories features. That’s the main reason it uses much battery.

You can avoid using Snapchat unless you are a Snapchat freak. In that case, you can turn off the live location feature. You can also deny Snapchat’s permission to location services in case you don’t want this app to do anything with the location. Here’s another tip for you, turn off unnecessary notifications of the app, and that’s how you save battery. Particularly, wake screen, and random notifications.

2. Netflix
Netflix is also one of the most battery draining apps. Netflix also sends notifications, and it’s another reason for the battery drain. You can limit screen time by using Netflix less on the phone and more on the web.

3. YouTube
YouTube is everyone’s favorite. Most of us spend much time watching videos and Vlogs but here’s the thing, this streaming app drain most of the battery, and that’s why it must be monitored and regulated. You can limit YouTube watching time by using “Remind me to take break” feature within the app.

4. Facebook
The biggest social network app also uses a tremendous amount of battery. It runs in the background syncs updates, contacts, runs a notification service and many background processes. It sounds like an absolute mess. But, don’t worry, there’s always a way.

You can either limit using the app on your phone or turn off all the notifications from inside the app. This way, it won’t drain the battery with notifications. Also, restrict background data and battery usage of this app. It will radically decrease your battery draining issue.

5. WhatsApp
WhatsApp is everyone’s favorite messaging app and has more than a billion users. The app runs in the background and will drain your battery if used. There’s no alternative to it. All you can do is limit App’s usage and stop clearing it from recent apps if you use it often.

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