Suggestions and listicles recommending apps you should download are available at our disposal in abundance. And, fair enough, they make lives convenient because were you to look for the best apps on your own from the plethora of apps, you’d give up. However, in the same breath, wouldn’t it also be helpful if people warned you about the apps you should stay away from (just how your mom did from the guys/girls she didn’t like)? Taking that responsibility up, we jotted down names of apps we thought would harm your phone for various reasons and here they are-
Cleaning apps like Clean Master or Clean it
Smartphone cleaning apps like Clean It or Cleanmaster that are extensively downloaded by millions of people all over the world are in reality quite detrimental to the phone. The very things they claim to are beneficial ultimately pose threat. Clearing the cache will ultimately slow your phone down, RAM clearance takes up more battery and the app itself consumes a lot of power. Moreover, these apps often display ads which is annoying for the users. Thus, for those looking to clear the cached data, a safe solution would be doing so this way- Settings > Storage > Cached data. Uninstalling such softwares also keeps the possibility of downloading unwanted softwares at bay.
Ironically, the best solution to disinfect your phone is by not downloading any app to do that at all. For Android users, an antivirus app would be relevant only if you were to download APK files found outside the Play Store. Google has made the smart move and now checks with the Play Store automatically to remove malicious softwares from its official application stores thus considerably reducing the risk of viral infection. This, thus, leaves no need for antivirus apps.
If your need from weather forecast apps is simply to see whether the sun will shine tomorrow or if it will rain, then downloading an app altogether might not be the wisest decision as it does more harm than good. No denying the convenience but these apps come with a software that consumes considerable phone battery. Instead, simply use the Google search pages or Google Now which are more effective to get information quickly and accurately.
Strange how those apps meant to save energy take up a major chunk of it. SImilar to RAM boosters because it is not possible for a third party app to interfere with the working of the operating system. Thus, the most you can do to effectively reach out to the problem would be to open Battery setting, find the app with the highest consumption in the list and force close.
Default web browser
Unfortunately or not, most Android smartphones or tablets available in the market nowadays come with pre-installed default browsers developed by the manufacturers. However, they are not as efficient in their functioning and hence prove to be redundant. Thus, it’s better to get rid of them by immediately going into the Settings > Apps and then removing the default browser from your phone. Instead, make use of other browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox.
Although it might seem impossible to not have constant access to Facebook in today’s day and age, the largest social network application in the world is one of the key reasons for slowing down the performance of your phone. Facebook wastes a lot of the phone’s storage space and battery during use. So while removing it completely might not be an option, a middle solution could be to access it through phone browsers
Other popular apps
Also added to this list are some popular and high on use apps like Netflix, WeChat, and ShareIt. They are infamous for their battery consumption while in use and while they run in the background and thus do not make for very mobile friendly apps despite their usability. In addition to these, Samsung AllShare and many apps by Google like maps, hang out, take up too much battery that would in the long run not be very healthy for the phone.