If it seems like your cell battery is always on 10% power, you have probably wondered which of your apps is sucking up the most juice. Courtesy of an article on foxnews.com, here's some information about that very topic.

These five apps could also be the reason why your device doesn't always hold a charge throughout the day. They are some of the popular apps that are the most notorious for draining your battery and a few things you can do about it.:

1. The biggest social network:
The Facebook app uses a scary amount of battery life. Unless you change a few settings, it runs constantly in the background and automatically syncs updates and contacts. But don’t worry, these issues aren’t too hard to fix. First, you need to disable location settings and Background App Refresh. Next disable video auto-play. You can also stop the constant drain on your battery by simply turning off notifications. This way, your phone won't be working overtime to constantly deliver unwanted and often annoying notifications.

 

2. The app that always knows where you are
Google Maps is very useful, but it seems the most helpful apps tend to do the most damage to your phone's battery. Google Maps requires an excessive amount of data to run properly and render accurate location details. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to keep Google Maps from over-indulging on your battery life. Stop maps from updating itself when it’s not in use. Turn off GPS mode and adjust the location feature as well, since both require a significant amount of power. If you don't need it, or aren't using the app, just switch them off until you need them.

3. Brief messages, but big battery drain
Although it's fun, Snapchat is one of those selfish apps that lacks a soft spot for your phone's battery or overall performance. The notification service alone is enough to suck the life from your device. The app also uses a location service to report real-time user location. You should consider switching off the live location feature that feeds off your battery.

4. Not just one battery-draining app
Much like its parent app, Facebook Messenger drains your battery like no other. Once again, it all comes down to what’s going on in the background. You aren’t stuck with Facebook Messenger if you want to chat with your Facebook friends, though. Facebook realizes what a drain its regular messaging app is, so the social giant created Messenger Lite. Be sure to keep either version of the Facebook Messenger app updated. The latest version will always run the most efficiently and use less of your precious battery life.

5. An app used by over a billion people
WhatsApp has the highest active users of any messaging app out there, beating out Facebook, with a reported 1.5 billion users across 180 countries. It might be popular, but it’s also a battery-drain — even when you're not using it. If you can’t give it up, there are a few options. Just like with Facebook, turn off push notifications. You can also stop watching videos through WhatsApp, as those will chip away at your phone’s battery even more.

Source: foxnews.com

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