20 Most Phone Battery Draining Apps
Everyday there’s are new apps get uploaded to Google Play and Apple Play Store. According to © Statista 2021, there are 3,148,832 apps on Google Play Store and 2,098224 apps on Apple Play Store. There is always an app for everything. According to Google statistical data, 93% of smartphone owners use apps. However, some of these apps actually drain our phone batteries which can leave us phoneless at the end of the day.
So, what are the most phone battery draining apps?
A new report suggests that Fitbit is the worst smartphone app to use in case the battery is running low.
Switzerland-based cloud storage company pCloud analyzed 100 of the most common apps and demands they place on your device.
The worst battery draining apps were found, Fitbit and Verizon, which were at the top of the list with a score of 92 out of 100, followed by Uber and Skype.
And in fifth place was Facebook, Airbnb, and the live-streaming platform BIGO LIVE – all with a score of 82 out of 100. Among the top twenty, too, were “Instagram”, “Snapchat”, “WhatsApp” and “Amazon”, in addition to the dating apps Tinder, Bumble and Grindr.
PCloud analyzed three factors – the processes each app uses, such as location or camera, the battery these apps use, and whether dark mode is available.
Dark mode gives users the option to convert the background of their interface from white to black to make it easier on the eyes, and save up to 30% of battery power on the phone.
It turns out that Fitbit and Verizon allow 14 of the 16 available features to run in the background, including the four most demanding (camera, location, microphone, and Wi-Fi connectivity).
Six of the top 20 battery drain tools were social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, WhatsApp and LinkedIn.
It turns out that Twitter, one of the social media giants, is noticeably absent from the top 20, where it ranked 25th.
PCloud also looked at the apps that consume the most memory, based on the average phone that has up to 64GB of built-in storage, and the operating system that consumes up to roughly 10GB.
Fitbit and Facebook were among the top five in this category.
PCloud said that people who use video apps on their phones should choose Zoom and Skype, not Microsoft Teams, if they want to save battery power.
“Overall, the study clearly indicates that social media applications are still one of the biggest phone killers when it comes to battery draining,” she explained.