Facebook Ahead in Draining Your Android Battery  

November 12, 2014, By Daniel Rapcencu

Facebook is next to none when it comes to social networking and, unfortunately, is also ahead of the rest in ruining your smartphone’s performance.

A recent survey carried out by AVG lists a whole range of apps that cause your phone to be sluggish; alongside those that steal your battery juice.

As with the cache and RAM usage Facebook eats up in Android phones, the social networking site leads the list of apps that hinder your smartphone performance. Instagram, another social networking app, also makes it to the list but only in fourth position.


The survey also reveals the culprits among apps that would leave you mystified. Samsung users have more cause for concern since three of the names making it to the top ten are Samsung apps that come preloaded, namely AllShareCast Dongle S/W Update, ChatON Voice & Video Chat and Samsung WatchOnTablet.

Although with lesser appetite, Facebook does find itself in the list of battery drainers, standing sixth.

The survey was carried out by collecting anonymous data from over 1 million users having AVG app in their Android phones and was measured during third quarter of 2014.

Only apps that have been downloaded over one million times in Play Store were taken into account for the survey. It also covered apps that took up most storage space and games that steal the major share of your battery. Here’s the full list:


Top 10 Performance-Draining Apps : Facebook, Path, 9GAG Funny Pics & Videos, Instagram, Spotify Music, BBM, QQ, textPlus Free Text & Calls, Wattpad Free Books & Stories, iFunny : ) .

Top 10 Battery Drainers — Run at Start Up: AllShareCast Dongle S/W Update, ChatON Voice & Video Chat, Beaming Service for Beep’n’Go, magicApp: Free Calls, Samsung WatchON Tablets, Facebook, Path, PPS for Mobile, Vault-Hide SMS Pics & Videos, Al-Moazin Lite Prayer Times.

Top 10 Storage Eaters: NY Times — Breaking News, Tango Messenger Video & Calls, Spotify Music, Facebook, Chrome Browser, 9GAG Funny Pics & Videos, Instagram, LINE camera — Selfie & Collage, Vine, Talking Angela.

Top 10 Battery-Draining Game Apps: Puzzle & Dragon, Hay Day, Candy Crush Saga, Minecraft — Pocket Edition, Cookie Jam, Pet Rescue Saga, Clash of Clans, Bubble Witch 2 Saga Farm Heroes Saga, Angry Birds.

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