The just released reports from AVG give some disturbing revelation of the enemies that have been causing unexpected fast consumption of data, drooping performance as well as ebbing battery life. There is quite a number of social apps that many will familiarize with in this list. AVG does an anonymous collection of this data from its AVG Cleaner apps and AVG Antivirus for Android for users in the UK, US and Australia. It then grades software into four different categories that are based on the actual data that has been collected from installed apps in different devices. These four categories include: Overall Performance Impact, Highest Data Traffic, Highest Battery Drain and Highest Storage Consumption. To quench the curiosity of those wondering which apps could be in this hidden envelopes, let’s get to list some examples. Under the Overall Performance Impact bracket lies the Snapchat, Spotify Music and Amazon Shopping UK among others. Under Highest Data Traffic lies Tumbir, Snapchat, and BBC News among others. Under Highest Battery Drain lies Snapchat, Samsung WatchON and Walmart among others. Finally, under Highest Storage Consumption lies Spotify Music, Chrome Browser and Amazon Kindle among other apps. One may wonder why Snapchat has been crowned as ‘Miss Big Menace’ yet it has quite a short burst profile of usage compared to Facebook. Snapchat has been discovered to be the biggest draining app for your device’s performance due to its contemporaneous use of GPS information, WiFi and Camera. Other steaming apps such as Spotify are obviously known for their knack of feasting on your data. Google Chrome has been crowned the second worst app in this bracket. It is worth noting that it is the only web browser that has successfully crept its way into any of these categories. A number may agree that the worst apps are the ones that operate at start-up rather than those which are initiated by the user. The reason for this is that these apps continue to affect the performance of your device, battery life as well as usage of data the moment you hit the boot up button. Such apps include Facebook, Yahoo Japan, ChatON, Instagram, Google Play Services, The Weather Channel, etc. In the list above, AVG has made it clear that Facebook is the leading champ, appearing in three out of the four categories as it eats into performance impact, storage consumption as well as usage of data. It escapes the Battery Performance bracket very narrowly, as it gets replaced by Samsung applications as well as the Android firmware updater. Social media apps have been seen to take the center stage for huge data consumption. Closely following suit in this category is the anti-virus app from Avast and the Weather Channel app. Most people would expect that both of these apps should not be using up a lot of background data, so their appearance here might come as a shock to some. AVG advises that in order to help minimize on these problems, you should always ensure that you clear your browser history regularly as well as cache files. Another trick is limiting the time you spend scrolling through some apps and also ensuring that you keep your software updated.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool