We have many topics about battery drain. These often contains posts of the kind “turned out App X was the problem!”
To make things easier we’re trying to build one list of apps that are known battery killers. If possible, we will add solutions and alternatives. For a more detailed explanation, see this post below
Reply below with your own discoveries and/or links to posts. I will keep updating the list this first post, linking them to messages with more detailed info!
Tags, with explanation:
inherentapps whose functionality inherently needs a lot of battery to work
needlesslazy inefficient programming, bugs, tracking and other user-hostile nonsense
confirmed x Nnumber of users that have reported this issue
situationalsome users mentions issues, some mention it does not cause problems, or the app requires specific use to cause a problem
when usedonly drains battery when in active use
possible background draineither it doesn’t always happen, or isn’t confirmed to always cause issues
constant background drain
TODO: add links to best battery optimisation guide topics here.
Chat Apps need to poll, or receive push messages. Furthermore, a lot of them use the camera these days.
universal, confirmed x ∞,inherent AND needless, when used AND possible background drain(read more)
Navigation typically requires a bright screen and the GPS. When using high-precision the location is also determined by listening to WiFi and BlueTooth.
Some also let you map the world in the background, but that of course will cause them to drain the battery as well.
- Google Maps
universal, confirmed x ∞, inherent, when used, possible background drain(read more)
Google and System Apps
- Installing anything through Google Play Store
needs research, "confirmed" x 1, situational, when used(read more)