As technology advances and people have become more demanding about what their devices should be able to do, a lot pf phone manufacturers have been looking for ways to make their devices stand out. One of those areas where they’ve got their tech wizards hard at work is battery life.
“How can we make this 5-inch device last an entire without charging and still keep it paper thin,” is probably just one of many questions that battery experts for these smartphone companies and their affiliates have to contend with on a daily basis. And while they’ve admittedly made great progress, it’s still an uphill battle for them as the apps which their phones carry have also become more demanding on battery life of these devices.
It may be a while before we find a pefect balance but for now, if you want to extend the battery life of your device, you may want to check out this list from Verizon which identifies which apps drain the most juice.
According to a Feb. 8 report from GigaOM, Verizon has started reviewing, rating and recommending apps for Android and iOS to its customers:
“What’s interesting about Verizon’s approach is it isn’t making its recommendations based on how entertaining, useful or fun a particular app is. Instead a team of Verizon engineers is looking at each app’s impact on the phone’s battery life, its drain on a customer’s data plan and how loosely it plays with security and customer privacy.”
For example, Verizon has a list of apps which they think are “must-have” and will give users the most enjoyable experience with their devices. The report notes that it’s not the most objective list, seeings as Verizon’s own AppLuvr is on it but it does have other lists such as ones which rates the top free and paid Android apps based on measurable criteria — security, battery consumption and data usage.
Verizon also has a 13-item list which identifies apps which will suck the life out of your phone’s battery and data plan. Unsurprisingly, all these apps are games.
Will it solve all your battery life-related problems? Probably not. But at least you’ll have an idea of which apps you currently have installed are causing them
Any other apps which, from your experience, drain your phone’s battery life rapidly? List them down in the comments below!