The Popular Android Apps That Hog The Most Battery, Data And Storage

The Popular Android Apps That Hog the Most Battery, Data, and Storage

It's no secret that many apps are terrible for your phone's performance. If you want to know which ones are the worst, take a look at this study from AVG, which highlights the Android apps that drain your battery most, take up the most storage space and use up the most data.

AVG collected real usage data over six months for all the Android apps with one million or more installs. What is Candy Crush Saga doing to drain your battery life? (That one we know, actually. Free, ad-supported apps are the vampires of the app world.)

Here's AVG's top 10 for each of the categories. (ZDNet offers the info in tables with additional details on the apps.)

The Popular Android Apps That Hog the Most Battery, Data, and Storage

For information on the battery, data and storage usage of the apps you've installed on your phone, AVG recommends using its new AVG Cleaner for Android, of course.

Are your favourite apps among the worst performance hogs? [AVG]


    All those Samsung battery hog apps

      Yeah, but I wonder whether or not AVGs most informative and thoroughly researched infographic is in reference to the existence of the apps or the running of the apps. Try as I might I couldn't find their methodology on their site.

        Through the running of the apps.
        An app has no effect on data usage if it isn't being used.

          Turning off Facebook notifications makes a big difference to battery life.

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