What apps drain your phone’s battery?

There’s nothing worse than looking down and seeing a warning on your cell phone that you only have 1% of your battery left, or even worse, that it’s completely dead.

I’m sure it’s not surprising to know that part of the problem is the apps you’re running. The biggest battery draining apps are social media apps, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, YouTube, and WhatsApp. They are among the top 20, all of which allow 11 features to run in the background. Android and Iphone will update background apps periodically by default. This uses your phone’s battery and data.

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While refreshing background apps doesn’t drain your resources as much as screen brightness and cellular connectivity, stopping apps from refreshing can help conserve battery and data when you really need it.

A person holding a phone with a low battery
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How do you determine how much battery power certain apps are using?

For iPhone users:

  • go to the settings
  • Scroll down to battery and press
  • Then scroll down to see the list that reads Battery usage by app
Battery usage on iPhone

Battery usage on iPhone
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Here, you will see a list of the apps you use most frequently and how much battery power they are taking from your phone. Make sure to update the apps you use regularly, as this will ensure less battery drain.

For Android users:

  • go to the settings
  • Faucet Apps
  • Open each app that you want to stop background refreshing
  • Faucet battery
  • Choose from Enhanced or specific, Which completely limits battery usage in the background
  • Some Android users (depending on the manufacturer) may also have access to a shortcut, which would control how much battery all your apps consume.
  • Faucet settings
  • Faucet Battery device care
  • Faucet battery
  • Faucet Background usage limits
  • switch on Put unused apps to sleep
  • This will put all unused apps to sleep, saving battery power.

Note that the settings may vary depending on the manufacturer of your Android phone.

A person holding a phone with a low battery

A person holding a phone with a low battery
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5 ways to make your battery last longer

  • In addition to managing and organizing the apps on your phone, there are many other ways to conserve battery Longer lasting.

1. Enable Low Power Mode

This will keep your battery lasting longer, and will stop some apps from updating and limit the services of others.

Low Power Mode on iPhone

Low Power Mode on iPhone
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for Android users

go to the settings

Faucet Battery and device care

Faucet battery

switch on energy saving

If you clickenergy saving yYou’ll get a few options here, includingTurn off the screen always on, limit the CPU speed to 70%, reduce the brightness by 10%.

Note that the settings may vary depending on the manufacturer of your Android phone.

2. Turn off location services on apps you don’t need

Generally, only GPS, ride sharing, and delivery services are necessary to enable location services, and even then, it’s best to only enable them while using the app.

  • for iPhone users
  • go to thesettings
  • tap on Privacy and security
  • tap on Site services
  • Find the apps that use this service and set it to either,” oddr “,” or ” while using
Location Services on iPhone

Location Services on iPhone
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for Android users

On your phone’s home screen, find the app icon.

Touch and hold the app icon.

Click on the small I in the corner l Application information

Faucet Permissions

If you allow access to the site, you will see the site below Permissible which you can then turn off

3. Background app update management

for iPhone users

go to the settings

Faucet Public

tap on Background app refresh

Here you can either turn it off completely or turn it off in specific apps

Background app refresh in iPhone settings

Background app refresh in iPhone settings
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  • for Android users
  • go to the settings
  • Faucet Apps
  • Open each app that you want to stop background refreshing
  • Faucet battery
  • Choose from Enhanced or specific Which completely limits battery usage in the background

4. Decrease the screen brightness

for iPhone users

Faucet settings

go to the display and brightness

Adjust screen brightness to your liking.

Display and brightness on iPhone

Display and brightness on iPhone
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for Android users

  • On an unlocked device, swipe down from the top of the screen twice
  • Use your finger to drag the brightness slider left or right to adjust the brightness

Android users may want to consider turning off WiFi and Bluetooth scan,BesideCheck the nearby deviceWhich automatically scans for open networks and devices and has the potential to drain your battery much faster than if you manually choose a network or device.

  • To turn off WiFi and Bluetooth Scanning
  • go to thesettings
  • FaucetPrivacy
  • FaucetLocation
  • Faucetscan is done

Turn off Find WiFi and Bluetooth

Turn off Scan Nearby Devices

  • go to thesettings
  • Faucetlinks
  • FaucetMore connection settings
  • turn it offCheck the nearby device

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5. Get a boost

Your cellular connection also affects your phone’s power supply. In areas with poor reception, your cell phone uses more power to search for a signal. So, what do you do about spotty reception in your home? The cell phone booster can pick up and strengthen the weak signal out of range so that your phone doesn’t have to drain its battery in constant searching. I adviseSureCall Flare 3.0 Cell Phone Signal Booster.It boosts coverage for multiple users within your home and results in fewer dropped calls, better battery life, higher voice quality, and faster data and streaming.

It’s also worth noting that if your phone’s battery is draining at a suspiciously fast rate, it’s entirely possible that you’ve been hacked. Head over to CyberGuy.com and search for “stalkerware” by clicking the magnifying glass at the top of my website.

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