It's no secret Apple is much stricter than Google when it comes to what is allowed on its App Store. However, there are still more than 2 million iOS apps to choose from.
While many of these applications may be useful, the amount of data that tech companies collect on you is shocking. But you can keep them by changing several settings. Tap or click to see what tracking settings you need to adjust now.
These apps can also cause your device to not charge for a full day. And you may be surprised to find out which popular apps are best known for battery drain. Looking to get the most out of your iPhone? Don't miss these 9 basic tips and tricks for iOS 1
1. The largest social network
The Facebook app uses a lot of battery life. Unless you change several settings, it runs constantly in the background and automatically updates updates and contacts. But don't worry, these problems aren't too difficult to fix.
First, you need to disable the location settings and Background App Refresh. Then disable automatic video playback. Tap or click here for step-by-step instructions on how to do everything.
You can also stop the drain of your battery by simply turning off notifications. That way, your phone won't work overtime to deliver constantly unwanted and often annoying notifications.
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Here's how to turn off your notifications:
Open the Facebook app. Click the three-line menu and select Settings and Privacy then Settings . Under the Security option, touch Apps and Websites . Click Applications Websites and Games and turn off the feature.
2. The application that always knows where you are
Google Maps is very useful, but the most useful applications seem to be most likely to damage the battery of your phone. Google Maps requires an excessive amount of data to work properly and provide accurate location data. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep Google Maps from overcharging your battery.
Stop updating maps when not in use. Turn off GPS mode and adjust the location feature, as both require a significant amount of energy. If you don't need it or don't use the app, just turn it off until you need it.
Here's how to adjust your settings:
● Open Settings and scroll down to Google Maps .
● Touch Location and select Never, Ask again the next time you use the or Always application.
● After adjusting the setting Location touch Google Maps at the top left of the screen, then select Notifications.
● Toggle Allow notifications off to prevent unnecessary notifications from being sent to your device.
3. Short messages but a big battery charge
Although fun, Snapchat is one of those selfish apps that doesn't have a soft spot for the phone's battery or overall performance. The notification service alone is enough to suck the life out of your device. The app also uses a location service to report the user's location in real time.
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You should consider turning off the live location feature that powers your battery. Here's how:
● Open the Snapchat application.
● Touch your profile photo at the top left of the screen.
● Tap the gear wheel at the top right of the screen.
● Scroll down to the Who Can … section and tap See My Location.
● Select Ghost Mode.
In the same section, you can allow your friends to request your location.
4. Not just one battery drain application
Like your parent application, Facebook Messenger consumes your battery like no other. Once again, it comes down to what's going on in the background.
You are not stuck with Facebook Messenger if you want to chat with your friends on Facebook. Facebook is aware of the source of its regular messaging app, so the social giant has created Messenger Lite.
Remember to keep every version of the Facebook Messenger app updated. The latest version will always work most efficiently and use less of your precious battery life.
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5. An application used by over a billion people
WhatsApp has the highest active users of every messaging app, beating Facebook, with a reported 1.5 billion users in 180 countries.
It may be popular, but it is also battery draining – even when not in use.
This leads us to the first solution: Use it less. If you are really concerned about the life of your battery, find an alternative.
If you can't refuse it, there are several options. Just like with Facebook, turn off push notifications. You can also stop watching videos through WhatsApp, as they will take more away from your phone's battery.
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To protect yourself, you must use secure payment and shipping methods. Despite the fact that credit cards are the most common form of payment accepted, they are far from certain.
There are several payment methods available on the Internet that are both safer and easier than entering your card. We'll break down your options and help you come up with a new way to pay, shop, and send money online. Tap or click here to learn the safest ways to check the web.
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