If your Android struggles to keep a charge, there are a few possible culprits at hand — including this one: you may have downloaded one too many busybody apps that work overtime (even, sometimes, when you’re not using them) and are killing your Android battery.
All apps use up your battery and resources, but some are simply worse offenders than others. According to Make Use Of, these are the five battery-draining apps you should delete from your Android right now, according to tech experts.
Facebook and Facebook Messenger
Always at the tippy top of every list of battery-draining apps, Facebook and Facebook Messenger are constantly at work, even when you aren’t using them. In addition to auto-playing videos, Facebook tracks your online activity so that it can send you targeted advertisements. In addition to being creepy, all of this activity drains battery power.
According to Make Use Of, the social media app Snapchat is the most battery-hogging of all apps, according to surveys. And many people have reported a significant battery increase after deleting Snapchat from their Android devices.
It might be good at connecting you to cute potential partners, but the dating app Tinder kills your battery for one obvious reason: it’s constantly working to identify your location so that it can connect you to all of those adorable folks who are just steps away from you at the local Starbucks.
We’re not suggesting you bury your head in the sand and ignore current events, but news apps are just completely unnecessary and will drain your battery fast. Since most news sites allow you to access their content via your browser, you’ll still stay on top of the day’s stories, but your device won’t suffer from fast battery drainage.
Bad news for anyone who loves shopping on Amazon in the middle of the night (but it’s good news for your bank account): the app isn’t the best for Android, according to Make Use Of:
“If you have the Amazon Shopping app installed on your phone, get rid of it right now. Amazon has plenty of deals and offers, but the app is not well optimized for Android, according to Android Pit. The result is that it drains battery as the app constantly pings servers in the background to get you the latest deals.”
As with news apps, you can just access Amazon via your browser, which renders the app kind of useless anyway.