Are you eager to know about the android apps that drain your battery quickly? You can easily find these culprit apps on your Android phone and take the relevant action to increase its battery-life. There are certain apps that keep on running in the background even if we close them on the screen. These battery-hungry apps not only drain the battery but also eats up the internet data pack since most of them use the internet to keep updated, track location or other information. In this article I will guide you on how to find those apps which drain the battery on an Android phone. Next I will list the worst battery-sucking apps, you should definitely avoid running.
Manage Battery Resources
Option-1 Android Settings
Go to settings and tap on battery. (In Samsung smartphones, you need to navigate to settings>Device maintenance> Battery).
Here you can see the total percentage of battery used in graphical form and on the same screen, you can see a list of all the current battery draining apps.
Note: In some smartphones, you need to turn on the notifications regarding battery draining apps in battery settings as shown in the image below.
You can click on the apps and either force stop or disable them if you are not using the app now. In case you no longer intend to use this app in future you can uninstall it too.
Option-2 Using 3rd party apps
There are many apps available on Android Play store that can detect and stop the battery draining apps automatically. Some of these apps are.
This is a free app and is a complete suite to maintain the battery life throughout the day. It tells you all the resources including apps that eat up the battery and prompts you to take the necessary action. It also features cache cleaner, duplicate photo cleaner, and large file cleaning.
This free Android app provides one click to optimize the battery life by killing the battery draining apps. In power optimize section, it lists all the apps that are power-consuming and lets you select the apps one by one to clean them from your device. This app automatically kills the apps when your phone’s screen gets off.
Power pro is an effective app that force stops any of the inactive apps that are running in the background. It also provides you an estimate of remaining battery life in various scenarios like playing games or while watching videos.
Top Battery Draining Android Apps
There are basically two types of applications that run on our Android phone. There are some apps that are initiated or run by users. While some apps run automatically during phone startup. They run in the background in the form of updates or periodic notifications. News based apps and social media apps like Facebook are some examples of these background apps.
Many research agencies and tech sites like AVG, Avast, and independent.co.uk have displayed their own lists of the top battery hogging apps. Apart from consuming the battery at a fast rate, these apps are bad for your phone’s memory, storage as well as mobile data.
Draining Apps run by users
- Spotify Music
- Samsung WatchOn
- Amazon Shopping
- Microsoft Outlook
- Google Sheets
Draining Apps that load during Start-up
- Samsung ALLSHARE
- Google Maps
You can use Battery settings to manage the apps that hog-up the battery and other device resources. There are a lot of apps that we use on an everyday basis and at the same time battery life is also vital to run these apps. You need to keep a balance between the number of apps you want to run and optimizing the battery by killing some of them.