December 3, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
So many apps, so little data and memory space on your iPhone to support them all!
Many of us are downloading apps by the dozen, and who can be blamed? With one app promising more cool features than the next, it’s no wonder that our devices are running out of battery far sooner than expected.
If your iPhone is having trouble holding a charge from morning until evening, the problem could be that one of your apps is the surprising app you should delete ASAP if your iPhone keeps running out of battery.
According to CNN Business, the average smartphone contains about 30 apps. But the ones that we rely on most often also happen to be the same apps that deplete our batteries the fastest.
The worst battery offenders by far are the ones that continue working and draining resources from your device when you aren’t even using them. This category includes Facebook, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Kik.
If downloading Facebook or Messenger is not a reality for you, there are other apps — including this surprising one — that aren’t doing your phones any favors. At the top of that list you’ll actually find the Walmart app, which CNN Business says is among the top battery drainers, along with Amazon, Kindle, Snapchat, and Netflix.
Online shopping is always going to be convenient — there’s no changing that. But you can save your phone from unnecessary battery drainage by accessing a shopping app like Walmart via your browser and deleting the app. Unlike an app like Facebook Messenger, which is required to read your messages on your iPhone, an app like Walmart or Amazon can be easily accessed in other ways.
What happens if you love all of your apps and simply don’t want to delete a single one?
Don’t. Simply being aware of the apps that cause more battery drainage can help — charge your phone while using them to gain back some power. And, as CNN Business suggests, try these tips: “limit push notifications, reduce frequency of refreshes, turn off connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS) when not in use, dim brightness, and disable background location tracking.”