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Phone Running Out of Juice by Mid-Afternoon?

Certain apps may be draining the battery. And if your phone seems sluggish, check available memory. Some apps take a lot, which can slow down operations.

SAN FRANCISCO – Some smartphone apps may be slowly draining your phone, according to new research from pCloud, which offers cloud storage services. Certain apps not only zap the battery power from your phone, they also hog memory and can make cellphones slower.

pCloud conducted a study to find which mobile applications are most demanding on smartphones. The study evaluated the 100 most popular apps to pinpoint how pressing they are on phones. They factored in features that the app uses, such as location, camera, battery consumption and whether a dark mode is available.

Among the biggest violators? Fitness tracking and social network apps – and travel and transportation apps may take up the most memory. Video conferencing apps can also drain your phone, the study finds.

20 apps that can wear out your phone the most

  • Fitbit
  • Verizon
  • Uber
  • Skype
  • Facebook
  • Airbnb
  • BIGO Live
  • Instagram
  • Tinder
  • Bumble
  • Snapchat
  • WhatsApp
  • Zoom
  • YouTube
  • Booking
  • Amazon
  • Telegram
  • Grindr
  • Likee
  • LinkedIn

Source: “Secret Phone Killers: Which Apps Are the Most Demanding on Your Phone?” pCloud (2021)

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