REVEALED: Here are the worst apps for draining your smartphone battery

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A new report has revealed which apps are worst for draining the battery on your Android smartphone.

The apps that many of us use the most such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Line, Netflix and Google Maps were found to be among the worst offenders.

However, it’s bad news for Samsung smartphone users as many of the Korean firm’s own apps top the lists.

As well as revealing which apps drain battery life, the report which was carried out by Avast, also identifies which apps seriously hit the performance of your smartphone, use up storage and eat into your mobile data.

Avast said it compiled data from more than 3 million Android smartphones between January – March 2017.

Commenting on its report, Avast said: “No surprises here, both Facebook and its messenger app always rank among the top drainers on Android phones.

“Accessing Facebook through your browser will eliminate the constant background drain of the app, although you’ll be missing out on notifications and the comfort of the app.”

Facebook also topped the list of top ten storage hogging apps, while the Facebook owned Instagram came in second and Facebook Messenger was fourth.

“Once at the top of the list of most resource draining and (particularly) storage eating apps, as outlined in our last App Report, musical.ly is no longer on this list, Avast said.

“Instead, we are seeing a return of classic apps that use up your phone’s internal memory, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Kindle, all of which store local cache files, photos or books.

“Note that these apps run automatically at startup, so you might not even be aware of their excessive usage.

“Google’s Quick Search Box appears to keep larger caches than Maps or Chrome and our testing indicated that offline searches and the cache used by Google’s Quick Search box tends to grow excessively.

Avast says the only way to stop the apps from draining your smartphone is to delete them.

For apps which can not be deleted, Avast recommends limiting notifications.

“Only uninstalling it or using a cache cleaner (such as AVG Cleaner for Android) helps keep usage down.”

Facebook and Instagram also came in first and second in the top 10 data hogging list, while WhatsApp also featured in the top ten.

“Some apps consume your mobile data volume even if you’re not actively using them.

“The latest top 10 list shows Facebook and Instagram, followed by Yahoo! JAPAN are the three biggest users of data; the Weather Channel also appears once again.

“Consider turning off these apps or removing their background activity to help manage the use of your data plan when you are not connected to Wi-Fi.”

Here are the lists in full:

TOP 10 BATTERY DRAINERS THAT RUN AT START-UP

1. Samsung AllShare
2. Samsung Security Policy Updates
3. Beaming Service for Samsung
4. ChatON Voice & Video Chat
5. Google Maps
6. WhatsApp Messenger
7. Facebook
8. WeChat
9. AppLock
10. DU Battery Saver

TOP 10 BATTERY-DRAINERS RUN BY USERS

1. Samsung WatchON
2. Samsung Video Editor
3. Netflix
4. Spotify Music
5. Snapchat
6. Clean Master
7. LINE: Free Calls & Messages
8. Microsoft Outlook
9. BBC News
10. ES File Explorer File Manager

TOP 10 PERFORMANCE-DRAINING APPS THAT RUN AT START-UP

1. Samsung AllShare
2. ChatON Voice & Video Chat
3. Samsung Push Service
4. Google TalkBack
5. Google Play Music
6. Google Maps
7. Google Play Newsstand
8. Google Plus
9. ChatON
10. Google Hangouts

TOP 10 PERFORMANCE-DRAINING APPS RUN BY USERS

1. Samsung WatchON
2. Google Docs
3. Samsung Media Hub
4. SHAREit
5. Samsung Video Editor
6. Flipboard
7. Google Text-to-Speech
8. Clean Master
9. LINE: Free Calls & Messages
10. Adobe Acrobat Reader

TOP 10 STORAGE-EATERS THAT RUN AT START UP

1. Facebook
2. Instagram
3. Amazon Kindle
4. Facebook Messenger
5. CosmoSia
6. Google Quick Search Box
7. Google Maps
8. Google Chrome
9. Firefox Browser fast & private
10. Tango – Free Video Call & Chat

TOP 10 STORAGE-EATERS RUN BY USERS

1. Spotify Music
2. Snapchat
3. LINE: Free Calls & Messages
4. Samsung Video Editor
5. SoundCloud – Music & Audio
6. PicsArt Photo Studio & Collage
7. Amazon Shopping
10. BBC News
11. Clean Master
12. Photo Grid

TOP DATA TRAFFIC HOGS THAT RUN AT START-UP

1. Facebook
2. Instagram
3. Yahoo! Japan
4. Firefox Browser fast & private
5. The Weather Channel
6. WhatsApp Messenger
7. Google Chrome
8. DU Battery Saver
9. Facebook Lite
10. Google Play Home

TOP 10 DATA TRAFFIC HOGS RUN BY USERS

1. Netflix
2. Spotify Music
3. Snapchat
4. BBC News
5. LINE: Free Calls & Messages
6. Microsoft Outlook
7. Clean Master
8. Samsung WatchON
9. Amazon for Tablets
10. PicsArt Photo Studio & Collage

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