Which Apps Drain Battery

Do you ever find your phone battery dying a lot faster than normal? It might not be your fault! Certain apps can drain your battery much more quickly than others. This post will tell you which apps to avoid if you want to preserve your battery life.

Time-saving app features like push notifications and background refreshing can end up affecting your phone’s battery life. If your battery runs low mid-day, it could be due to one of these energy-sucking apps.

Social media apps are some of the worst offenders regarding battery drain. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, YouTube, and WhatsApp all permit 11 features to run in the background. That means even when you’re not actively using the app, it’s still working away in the background, consuming precious battery life.

To save power, it’s best to turn off any app features you don’t need to save power. For social media apps, that might mean disabling push notifications, turning off location services, or making sure the app doesn’t refresh in the background. You can help prolong your battery life and avoid those mid-day power drains by taking a few minutes to tweak your app settings.

How can I tell which app is draining my battery?

Most phones will show you a breakdown of which apps are consuming the most power, with the most power-hungry apps at the top. Open Settings and select the Battery option to see this information. Then, click Battery Usage, and you’ll be presented with a selection of apps. Some phones will show you how long each app has been active, while others will not. However, all phones will show you which apps are draining energy most. If you discover that one program is consuming much power, consider shutting it while not in use or deleting it entirely.

How do I turn off apps running in the background? 

One of the great things about Android is that you can customize it to suit your needs. That includes choosing which apps run in the background and which don’t. If you want to conserve battery life or free up some memory, you can easily stop apps from running in the background. Here’s how:

Go to Settings > Applications. Select the app you wish to stop, and then tap Force Stop. The application will resume after a phone restart. You can also prevent apps from starting up automatically by going to Settings > Developers Options and disabling the “allow background activity” setting. With this setting enabled, apps will only run in the background if they’re specifically designed. Disabling it will ensure that apps stay dormant until you open them yourself.

You can also selectively allow or deny individual app permissions, which can help control what information an app has access to. For example, if you don’t want an app to have access to your location, you can disable that permission. To do this, go to Settings > Apps and select the app in question. Tap on Permissions and toggle off any permissions you don’t want the app to have.

Should background app refresh be on or off?

On iOS, background app refresh is found in the General section of the Settings app. Here, you can see which apps are using background app refresh and toggle it off for any that you don’t want constantly updating in the background. You can also set it to happen only over Wi-Fi or turn it off altogether. On Android, you’ll find a similar set of options under the battery section of the settings app. To save battery life, it’s generally best to disable background app refresh or limit it to specific apps that need it. However, if you’re constantly using your phone throughout the day, background app refresh can be a helpful way to make sure you always have up-to-date information.

Why do apps run in the background?

When you’re using an app on your phone, it’s easy to think it’s only running when you have it open on the screen. However, most apps are designed to run in the background, even when you’re not using them. There are a few reasons why this is important:

  1. It allows apps to regularly check for new notifications. This way, you’ll always be up-to-date on the latest news, messages, and other information.
  2. Background refreshing can help to improve performance by preloading data and resources that you might need later.
  3. Running in the background ensures that apps are always available when you need them, whether opening them for the first time or switching back after using another app. 

Is it necessary to clear background apps?

Clearing background apps from memory is one of the most common advice for keeping your Android device working smoothly. The thinking behind this advice is that apps no longer in use are taking up valuable resources and that by removing them from memory, you can free up these resources for other tasks. However, in reality, this isn’t always necessary. Modern Android versions are designed to be intelligent about managing memory usage and automatically keep track of which apps you use most often. As a result, clearing background apps from memory won’t necessarily improve performance and, in some cases, may even have a negative impact. So unless you’re experiencing specific issues with your device, there’s no need to worry about clearing background apps.

About the author, Phil Borges

Phil Borges is a battery aficionado. He's written extensively about batteries, and he loves nothing more than discussing the latest innovations in the industry. He has a deep understanding of how batteries work, and he's always on the lookout for new ways to improve their performance.