While apps are essential components in our smartphones that help us quench our daily appetite for interaction, news, sports, going-ons in others' lives and several other curiosities, its interesting to know that several apps that we consider the most essential are the ones that drain our phone batteries the most!
AVG Technologies from the United States have unveiled their latest app performance report for January to March 2015, revealing not-so-startling results.
The study discovered that dating and chatting apps are the most frequently downloaded and used ones, with several of them filling in most of the positions in the top 10 installed apps in the first quarter.
At the same time, the study found that the same apps are the culprits-in-chief when it comes to draining battery life. AVG Technologies compiled a list of top-10 battery draining apps on the basis of startup apps and those run by users, all of which are very popular ones.
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With Facebook leading the pack, the list of run at start-up apps includes other social networking apps like BBM, Instagram, Messenger, WeChat and Vine. On the other hand, among the apps run by user list, Spotify Music and Amazon Kindle tuned out to be the main culprits, followed by the likes of Snapchat, Netflix, SoundCloud and Tumblr.
Tony Anscombe, Senior Security Evangelist at AVG Technologies said, “Many of us take every day practical apps like weather and chat for granted and despite spending little time on them, the impact on our devices is actually quite significant. A number of unexpected apps such as these are consuming battery, storage, and data traffic without users’ knowledge – and, in many cases, for no good reason. So if you’re wondering why you’re not getting the best performance out of your device, this could well be why.”
While it is now clear that most users do not really bother over impact on battery life while installing apps in their phones, most app makers also do not seem to care much about these issues, while loading more and more features in their respective apps via periodic updates.
This is also the reason why modern smartphones, with heavy batteries, futuristic processors and a myriad of storage options still struggle to meet user demands, forcing users to rely on the Cloud and battery charging packs to run their phones without having to keep their phones virtually unusable.