Carat Tells You Which Apps Drain Your Battery

Battery power on an iPhone or Android phone is always a bit of a crapshoot. However, Carat is an app that shows you which apps suck up power so you can shut them down and improve battery life.

To get the most out of Carat you need to start it up and let it run in the background for a couple days. Once Carat collects some data is shows you which apps decrease your battery efficiency. It then provides you with an action list that tells you how you can increase your battery life by shutting down certain apps. Carat is by no means a pretty looking app, but it gets the job done. It's also one of the few battery tracking apps to give you useful data. If you're battery on your iPhone or Android has been sluggish lately Carat is worth checking out as a free download in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play.

Carat [iTunes App Store]

Carat [Google Play]


Comments

    Is it just me or does Android already have something like this built in. I know mine does.

      yeah there's a native battery monitor system built in!

    Yes. ICS has this natively and it is genius

    Yeah one thing that disappointed me about iOS 6 is lack of battery and data management functionality like Android (and boy do iPhones need it).

    Yeah, but the native one won't compare your device to others that are similar to see what mileage they're getting.
    Native one is good, but I noticed over the weekend that my SGS2 is starting to do some really silly things randomly and using a LOT of battery when I wasn't using it at all; for one it kept going into "Drive" mode, and sitting there waiting for voice commands.
    Buzzing at me at 2am in the morning is not fun, but I haven't been able to nail down the "why" yet either.

    Any of these meter tell you how fast you are charging? might seem silly but des usb3 charge faste than 2? What about the wall charger, how much faster is that? If htey can track it going out why cant they tell us what is going in?

      Wall charger is usually faster.. the small brick is 1 AMP the iPad charger brick goes at 2.1 AMPS...

      I'm not sure about USB cords though. Anybody know if the charge emitted is different for USB standards?

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