5 Apps That Drain Your Battery (Android/iOS)

With more than 2 million apps available on both iOS and Google Play Store, you have an umpteen number of options to get what you need. While only a few may be helpful, the amount of battery that most of them suck is downright shocking. These apps could be the reason why your phone is not able to hold charge for long despite big claims made in ads. You might be surprised to know your favourite apps are the most notorious for draining your phone battery. 

If you are looking to get the most out of your android or apple device, then read on to find the 5 apps that drain your battery. Don’t miss out on the top tips and tricks for Android and iOS 13 to make your phone run faster and longer.

#1 Google Maps

While you may have got lost despite following every direction that Google Maps gave you, it is undoubtedly the best available app and the best at draining battery too. It needs an unusually high amount of data to run properly and render accurate results in real-time. 

There are 2 easy ways to stop Google Maps from over-indulging. One, turn off auto update and GPS mode when the app is not in use. Two, adjust your device’s location settings. You can do this by selecting either Never or Ask Next Time in Location. You can also turn off , Notifications to keep the device from sending unnecessary notifications.

#2 Facebook


Are you always on Facebook, day and night and charging your phone with the same frequency? Well, it is because the app eats away a scary amount of battery. It runs continuously in the background to provide automatic sync and updates. Unless you change a few settings, the app may continue damaging the battery. 

Love using the app but tired of battery issues? Don’t worry, you can save battery by disabling location settings and Background App Refresh in the app settings. Disable video auto-play and turn off notifications to avoid your phone working overtime to constantly deliver unwanted and often annoying notifications.

#3 Snapchat

It’s vibrant, it’s engaging and it’s also one of the apps that does not have a soft spot for your battery and device performance. The notification service, background app processes, real-time access to your location and ton load of filters and stories, together cause battery hog. Consider turning off the live location feature in the settings gear on the top right of the screen. You can use the Ghost Mode or the Travel Mode in iOS settings to save battery. 

#4 Whatsapp

Whatsapp has by far the highest number of active users and drains battery even when you’re not using it. If you can’t give up using it, then turn off push notifications. You can also stop watching videos and turn off auto download through WhatsApp, as those will chip away at your phone’s battery even more. If you are a frequent Whatsapp user, do not clear it from recent apps if you use it often.

#5 YouTube

Video streaming generally consumes more battery as compared to other activities. YouTube too has acknowledged bugs in the past that drain battery faster than others and cause phones to overheat. The app may be taxing even if you run it in an optimal environment. Opt for YouTube in the browser or you can also select the “Remind me to take a break” feature within the app.

Found the biggest battery-draining culprit in your phone? Well then it’s time to save your phone from dying especially when you don’t have access to power and you are not carrying around that bulky power bank. Consider using the above tips, use your browser whenever possible and clear app cache or data to get the most out of your phone battery.