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These everyday apps are killing your phone's battery, you need to uninstall them or do this

The battery of your smartphone takes the weight of the years for no apparent reason? It is perhaps these everyday applications which are the main cause.

There was a time when You could use your cell phone for a day. whole day or more without even worrying about your battery. But over time, it seems obvious that our smartphones are discharging more quickly than a few years ago, with the battery often “depleted”. ;eacute;e in à barely 24 hours. Has the smartphone industry experienced technological decline since the early 2000s?? Is this the result of planned obsolescence? In reality, our batteries are more efficient today than those of 10 years ago years or 20 years.

This degradation is in reality the result of several factors. Wi-Fi or even the ever more impressive performance of screens are among the developments that have come to pump the '& energy from our dear smartphones. But one explanation is undoubtedly more relevant than the others: the proliferation of applications which completely undermine the autonomy of the device. From a handful at the start, we moved on to the next level. in less than 20 years &agrav; 80 or even 100 applications installed on average on each smartphone, according to recent studies. Only around ten are used daily and around thirty per month.

These everyday apps are killing your phone's battery, you need to uninstall them or do this

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Unsurprisingly, these are the most popular apps among users that consume the most battery on our phones. Streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube), geolocation applications (Waze, Google Maps, Apple Maps), mobile games or even applications that synchronize with each other. one or more services (social networks, messaging, emails), are considered to be the main culprits.

A study carried out in 2019 by Greenspector and Atos ranked, among the 30 most popular applications in the world, the most and less energy intensive. According to the report, it is the Chinese application TikTok which rises to the top of the ranking of the most energy-intensive. The Opéra Mini web browser and the r& social network X (formerly Twitter) complete the podium.

The study also shows that for 3 hours of average use during the day, the applications represent a total of 77% of consumption. Many experts explain that uninstalling these apps would allow you to conserve extra hours of battery life. comments. Rest assured, there is another solution to limit the consumption of these applications without needing to get rid of them. Here's how to do it:

  • On Android, go to Settings then choose the Battery menu.
  • Then tap on the name of one of the applications and activate the Limit background use switch.
  • On iOS, in Settings, scroll down and tap the name of the device ;#39;an app.
  • Then toggle the Background Refresh switch to off.
Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116