Apps That May Be Draining Your Phone

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Some smartphone apps may slowly be draining your phone, according to new research from pCloud, which offers cloud storage services. Certain apps may not only be zapping the battery power from your phone but also hogging memory and making your phone operate 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.

Fitness tracking and social network apps may be among the biggest violators. Travel and transportation apps may take up the most memory on your phone. Also, video conferencing apps can also drain your phone, the study finds.

Here are the 20 apps that could wear out your phone the most, according to pCloud:

  1. Fitbit
  2. Verizon
  3. Uber
  4. Skype
  5. Facebook
  6. Airbnb
  7. BIGO Live
  8. Instagram
  9. Tinder
  10. Bumble
  11. Snapchat
  12. WhatsApp
  13. Zoom
  14. YouTube
  15. Booking
  16. Amazon
  17. Telegram
  18. Grindr
  19. Likee
  20. LinkedIn

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