There are apps that drain the battery of your smartphone considerably and also within a very short time. For example, Facebook is a notorious app, but so is Skype. Fortunately, you can do something about it. In this article we explain how to prevent apps from draining your battery.
The Facebook app for iOS and Android is a notorious energy guzzler. According to an article on ZDNet, the top five popular culprits in this area are Facebook, Google Chrome, Twitter, Google Maps and Skype. Instagram also demands a lot from your battery. But how these apps affect the battery life of your own smartphone depends on a number of different factors. Also read: Draining your iPhone battery as much as possible: Yes or no?
Restrict background refresh
To see which apps on your smartphone are the biggest energy guzzlers, you have to go to Settings > Battery go, and on Android to Settings > Battery & power saving > Battery usage. Here's a list of all the apps you use and how much of your battery they use. In addition, you can see how long the apps run in the background.
Limiting background apps saves the last few percent of your battery.
If you find that certain apps that use a lot of power are often running in the background, it's a good idea to Refresh in background to turn off. To do this, in iOS, go to Settings > General and turn on the switch Refresh in background on gray. On Android, go to Settings > Battery & Power Saving > Power Saver and put a checkmark Restrict apps in background.
Social media apps usually consume a lot of energy. If things get really crazy, you can avoid the apps in question altogether by using the website instead of the app.
This doesn't have to be complicated at all - open a browser of your choice, go to the social media site in question, and log in to your account. Then in iOS, press the share button at the bottom center of the screen. Choose Put in home screen, enter a name, and press add to agree. On Android, press the three dots in the top right and choose Add to home screen.
This way you can access the service directly from your home screen without having to use the energy-guzzling app. The icon will even be almost the same!