Nowadays, phone batteries hardly last during the day. But did you know that this is largely due to installed apps still consuming battery and memory running in the background?
When the low battery notification appears on your phone, it is most likely your fault or the fault of your installed apps. Since different apps require different amounts of power to function properly, pCloud performed an analysis to determine which apps drain your battery the fastest, even when you’re not using them.
The analysis involved checking which app features they use and which they need to operate (such as location and camera()), how much power they need to run them, and whether they have the option to set dark mode.
Among the largest consumers are social networks Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat and Whatsapp. YouTube is one of them. In second place are the notorious dating apps.
These results are average and may not apply to you. However, you can quickly and easily check the most “hungry” apps installed on your phone. All you have to do is open your phone’s settings, tap on battery settings and select the order from most to least in the list of apps (and most likely the phone itself does).
However, it is a little different when it comes to memory consumption. In this category, most working memory is used by transportation apps like Uber and Lyft, followed by the social network Facebook. PayPal, Airbnb, YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat also top the list. Among the smallest consumers of RAM are Spotify, Instagram, CNN, Tinder…