These are the Android apps that are draining your battery, using your storage and slowing your phone
posted by Alan F. / Jun 05, 2015, 2:30 AM
While Spotify can slow down your device while the app is open, it turns out that Facebook can gum up the workings of your handset even if the app is closed. As soon as you turn your phone on, the social media app starts making your phone sluggish. Looking at apps that chew your data, Tumblr leads the way with Snapchat second. BBC News, Netflix and Spotify round out the top five.
Speaking of Spotify, the music streamer can use the storage on your phone to hold 3333 songs. That action puts Spotify on top of the list of apps that are storage hogs. The Chrome Browser is second, followed by the Line Camera, Kindle and SoundCloud.
You're probably dying to know which apps are most responsible for the battery drain on your phone. Among apps that auto start, the Beaming Service for Samsung is the worst offender. Among apps that are user-run, Samsung WatchON is on top of the list. Some popular user-run apps that can suck the power right out of your battery include Snapchat and Walmart. The latter pair ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.
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My phone doesn't auto update the play store apps anymore...anyone else with the same problem?
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 2:32 AM 1
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Google Play > Settings > General > Auto-update apps
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 3:26 AM 1
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there might be a setting, where it says update only on wifi and while plugged in...it might be updating while u r a sleep ... and u might have no notification thing on or so aand missed notification.....i had that happen ... if not then... just wait.. it will be fix... p.s. simple reboot might fix it.... more p.s. sorry for poor english not my language ....
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 5:50 AM 0
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Cause you had auto-update off which is good for you , you don't want your phone update all apps and some you never even use , do it manuly only apps you use, go to playstore /setting/auto-update check it on and go ahead down load all the updates you want need and let the bad patches kill your battery and slow down your phone
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 8:53 AM 0
I know most wont read the article and jump to conclusions based on title and popularity of apps, but these apps do not represent a problem, just ranked higher than others. They probably do the similar on iOS except for the auto-start thing...
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 2:35 AM 1
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I don't trust this report, a lot of those apps look out of place e.g. Amazon Kindle #2 for overall performance impact and #4 for storage. I haven't used the app before, but its an ebook reader. Ebook reading is one of the lightest tasks things and ebooks are typically tiny, only a few mb each A weather widget #4 for battery drain. I also haven't used that app, but I've never seen a weather widget appear in my battery usage page ever, they usually only use 1-2% battery. Also Lookout #5 for battery drain, ironic that one of AVG's rivals in there. Lookout didn't use much battery drain when I had my iPod Touch 4, I don't see why it would be a major drain on Android (I use Cerberus for my Nexus 5) I could probably say similar things for most of the other apps as well
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 3:32 AM 1
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The Kindle app likely maintains a live connection even when you are not reading anything. That is a normal thing to do for "free" apps from brand name vendors. They trade their app dev. cost for your stats. Check out the Kindle user agreement and see if you can find it in the fine print. The weather app probably won't maintain a constant connection. I had a weather app last year that "woke up" every 30 minutes to "read" the latest weather and went back to sleep. The only time it was "live" was when I was checking radar reports.
posted on Jun 09, 2015, 7:41 AM 0
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and that's why you install Greenify !
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 2:45 AM 6
tech2, can you verify that it can be installed without root? Iv'e been getting mixed reports... I could really find myself enjoying Android if the background tasks worked like they do on iOS, which is what Greenify does.
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 3:10 AM 0
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