Take a look at the most downloaded applications that slow down your smartphone

Take a look at the most downloaded applications that slow down your smartphone

There are applications of all kinds, for all tastes, and for all uses, but you have to know how to select them so that they do not harm your smartphone. Find out all the details about these apps in this article. Read on!

There are applications of all kinds, for all tastes, and for all uses, but you have to know how to select them so that they do not harm your smartphone. Find out all the details about these apps in this article. Read on!

The company pCloud analyzed 100 applications and the functions of the device that they use to function, such as location, camera and battery, as well as whether it has a dark mode and how much storage space it requires.

Fitbit - which tracks daily activity, physical exercise and sleep - and the mobile operator Verizon app turned out to be the most destructive apps for phones. These apps allow 14 of the 16 available functions to run in the background, including camera, location, microphone, and Wi-Fi connection.

Fitbit - which tracks daily activity, physical exercise and sleep - and the mobile operator Verizon app turned out to be the most destructive apps for phones.

Six social networks enter the list of the 20 most harmful applications. On average, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, WhatsApp, and LinkedIn allow 11 additional functions to run in the background, such as photos, Wi-Fi, location, and microphone. All of this requires more energy to function and therefore demands more from the phone and its battery.

Only Instagram allows dark mode, which can save up to 30% battery, along with Twitter, which is why the latter is not among the top 20.

Dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Grindr occupy 15% of the list, and like other social networks allow an average of 11 functions to run in the background. They don't have a dark mode and therefore use up more battery.

When it comes to storage, the leaders here turned out to be travel apps. Thus, the United Airlines airline app requires a whopping 437.8 MB of space. They are followed by Lyft, an application to order taxis that requires 325.1 MB of space, and Uber, with 299.6 MB. The large amount of memory they occupy makes the phone run slower.

When it comes to storage, the leaders here turned out to be travel apps.

The video conferencing application Microsoft Teams, which became very popular during the pandemic, when employees of many companies were forced to work from home, also requires a lot of space - 232.2 MB -. To optimize the work of the device, pCloud specialists advise switching to Zoom, which only requires 82.1 MB of space and Skype, which requires 111.2 MB.

Overall, the study indicates that social media apps are still the worst for our smartphones, Sputnik Mundo said.

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