Monday 25 January 2016

Top Apps That Are Draining Your Battery, Occupying RAM and Eating Up Your Data

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It’s a known fact that smartphones get slower with use and this is caused by installed apps. While these apps may be useful and hard to do away with, the negative effects they have on our devices can make one consider removing them. For instance, Facebook is one app almost everyone has but it’s one of the most power-hungry Android apps ever.
AVG, an anti-virus maker, recently released a list of apps you should probably consider uninstalling from your device. It’s a huge list containing most of our favorite apps and games

performance draining apps

Top 10 performance draining apps that run at startup

performance draining apps run by user
These apps automatically start running the moment you boot your device and as expected, Facebook tops the list here followed by
Google Play Service. Blackberry Messenger and Instagram too make the list. It’s interesting seeing four Facebook apps (Facebook, Messenger, Facebook Pages Manager and Instagram) on this list. Are you willing to do away with these apps to boost your device performance? I doubt that. Here's the full list:
1) Facebook                                                             6) ChatON (Voice & video chat)
2) Google Play Services                                           7) Facebook Pages Manager
3) BBM                                                                    8) The Weather Channel
4) Instagram                                                           9) KakawTalk
5) Messenger                                                         10) WhatsApp Messenger

Top 10 performance draining apps run by user
top 10 battery drainers

These apps too are performance killers but unlike the ones listed above, they do not run automatically. They will never be initiated unless you run the apps and they do not run in the background. Here's the full list:
1) SnapChat                                                              6) Samsung WatchON (Video)
2) Amazon Shopping UK                                          7) Netflix
3) Spotify Music                                                       8) BBC News 
4) LINE - Free Calls & Messages                              9) Amazon Shopping Global 
5) Clean Master                                                       10) Microsoft Outlook 

Top 10 battery drainers that run at startup

top 10 battery drainers run by user
If you have these apps installed, they may be draining your battery even if you don’t use them all the time. They automatically start running the moment you boot your device. Again, your favorites apps (Facebook, Messenger, BBM and WhatsApp) make the list. Here's the full list:
1) Android Firmware Updater                                   6) Facebook 
2) Beaming Service For Samsung                            7) BBM 
3) Security Policy Updater                                       8) WhatsApp Messenger 
4) ChatON                                                                9) Weather & Click Widget Android 
5) Google Play Services                                          10) WeChat 

Top 10 data traffic hogs that run at startup

top 10 data traffic hogs
These are the top apps that contribute the most to your monthly internet bill. If you realize you’re exhausting your allocated data bundle before expiry almost every time, these apps may be responsible. Here's the full list:
1) Facebook                                                             6) IHeart Radio 
2) Yahoo! Japan                                                       7) Google Play Services 
3) Antivirus & Security                                             8) APUS Launcher 
4) The Weather Channel                                          9) GroupOn - Daily Deals, Coupons 
5) Instagram                                                           10) WeatherBug 

Top 10 data traffic hogs run by user

data traffic hogs run by user
These apps too contribute heavily to your data usage but unlike the ones above that automatically start running when you turn on your device, these apps are usually started by the user. Here's the full list: 
1) Netflix                                                                  6) Samsung WatchON - Video 
2) SnapChat                                                            7) Spotify Music 
3) Tumblr                                                                8) Photo Editor by Aviary 
4) BBC News                                                           9) Microsoft Outlook 
5) Clean Master- Boost & AppLock                         10) Tinder 

Top 10 storage eaters run by user

storage eaters
These apps eat up storage whenever they are run by the user. What this implies is that is your device has a low storage, running multiple of these apps will make your device start to lag or even hang. Here you'll see apps like Amazon shopping, chrome, Spotify, etc Here's the full list: 
1) Spotify Music                                                      6) TripAdviser - Hotels, Flights 
2) Chrome                                                              7) Amazon Shopping Global 
3) Aillis - Filters & Stickers                                     8) SnapChat 
4) LINE: Free Calls & Messages                              9) Clean Master - Boost & AppLock 
5) Amazon Shopping UK                                        10) Photo Editor by Aviary 

This whole list highlights some apps we already suspect but then, you shouldn’t go ahead uninstalling these apps because AVG says they’re bad for your phone. Some of the listed apps are actually system applications which your device depends on to properly function.
It’s also worth mentioning that your phone might be equivalent to nothing but a piece of brick without some of these apps. Who wants to uninstall WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and BBM anyway? 


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