What apps drain your battery the fastest?

If your battery lasts less every day cell phone, maybe it has to do with Applications that you have downloaded. Some apps they perform background processes when you are not using them. In this way they use up battery and sometimes even data from your internet plan.

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These background functions do not usually ask the user for permission to activate, but rather work automatically. However, it is possible to configure the apps to avoid this unnecessary energy expenditure, both in Android like in iOS.

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But before going to the uninstallation of the functions in the background, let’s see which apps are the most demanding of energy on your mobile phone. The company specializing in cloud storage, pCloud, has analyzed the most installed applications and managed to define which ones use the most cell phone batteries.

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What applications are the most demanding?

According to the pCloud report, 20 of the most energy-consuming apps are:

  1. Fitbit – 92%
  2. Verizon – 92%
  3. Uber – 87%
  4. Skype – 87%
  5. Facebook – 82%
  6. Airbnb – 82%
  7. BIGO LIVE – 82%
  8. Instagram – 79%
  9. Tinder – 77%
  10. Bumble – 77%
  11. Snapchat – 77%
  12. Zoom – 77%
  13. YouTube – 77%
  14. Booking.com – 77%
  15. Amazon – 77%
  16. Telegram – 77%
  17. Grindr – 72%
  18. Likke – 72%
  19. LinkedIn – 72%

From this list of apps, pCloud was able to conclude that the top two apps that use the most battery when running in the background, Fitbit and Verizon, are feature hogs. These applications use 14 of the 16 available functions, such as: access the camera, device location, microphone and Wi-Fi.

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How to disable background operation in apps?

Before performing these steps, keep in mind that when you deactivate the background functions of your apps, you will not receive notifications or updates from them, until you use them.


  1. Choose the “Settings” application.
  2. Select “Maintenance and battery” or “Battery”, this depends on the model.
  3. Inside, press the “Battery” option.
  4. Android will locate those apps with the highest battery usage level while they are in the background.
  5. Choose the “Put to sleep” option. The name may change a bit depending on the version of the operating system and the phone model.


  1. Select the “Settings” application.
  2. Choose the “General” option.
  3. Click on “Background update”.
  4. Deactivate the app that is draining your battery. You can do it with each application or in a general way for all applications, choosing “no” in the “Background update” option.



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