1. Apps that claim to save RAM
Apps running in the background consume memory and battery life even when they are in standby mode. The idea behind apps that claim to boost your memory is to systematically close those background apps. Unfortunately, most of these do-gooders tend to exacerbate the very problem they are trying to solve.
Apps running in the background must be restarted after closing. Memory and battery life are used to restart the apps, and this constant closing and restarting of apps can make your phone unstable. So these memory-saving apps don’t make sense. Additionally, Android automatically manages RAM usage and knows when to run an app or not, eliminating the need for third-party apps.
2. Clean Master (or any cleaning app)
Cleaning apps promise to clean your phone for better performance. While IIt is true that deleted applications sometimes leave behind some cached data, it is There is no need to download a dedicated cleaner. Just go to the settings > warehouse > and tap Cached data. In the Delete cached data Prompt, hit OK.
Alternatively, you can clear the cache of individual apps by going to Settings> Apps> Downloaded and tap an app. On the next page, tap clear cache.
If you want to know more about it, we have a dedicated article just for that topic.
Clean Master and similar apps often consume a lot of battery power, and their in-app advertisements have the potential to consume some of your monthly data volume. Remove such apps as soon as possible.
3. Use ‘lite’ versions of social media apps
Social media apps take up a lot of screen time on our smartphones. The more time you spend on it, the greater the effect on your battery life. Social media apps are also notorious for high battery drain even when not in use. One solution to this problem could be to use the browser versions of these apps. Many of these apps also come with a “lite” version of their app that is not resource hungry. A good example of this is Facebook, which offers its very powerful Facebook Lite app.
Uninstalling the resource-hungry Facebook app speeds up your smartphone and improves the performance of your device. Since the app, literally everything under the sun has been accused, from high memory consumption, staying active in the background and demanding permissions to high mobile data consumption.
If you really want to keep using Facebook but don’t want to install an app, you can use the mobile site and add a shortcut to the home screen. So when you close Facebook’s web tab, the website is using your phone’s resources (battery, data plan, etc.)
In case you didn’t know, there is also a lightweight version of Instagram called Instagram Lite. However, the availability of these apps depends on where you live.
4. Difficult to delete vendor bloatware
While this problem isn’t as bad as it used to be, smartphone brands continue to sell their phones with a lot of unnecessary bloatware. These can be hotel booking apps, games, or questionable Office apps that take up a lot of storage space. In some cases, these apps can also affect battery life. With older versions of Android, many of these apps don’t even give you the option to uninstall them.
But thanks to constant (negative) user feedback, most manufacturers have heard your requests and are now allowing you to uninstall these apps. Even if you don’t see an option to uninstall, you can disable these apps or force them to quit.
The easiest way to do this is to grab the respective app in the app drawer and then drag it to the app info icon. You will then see whether the app can be uninstalled or only deactivated. Below, we’ll show you how to disable or force an app that is uninstallable on a Samsung device.
With some providers, you cannot uninstall Facebook, Twitter or other social networks from your smartphone. This is annoying for users who don’t care about social media or who don’t need the app that is taking up space on their devices. After all, in many cases the mobile side is sufficient.
This can be remedied by buying smartphones from manufacturers that allow bloatware to be uninstalled – for example from Huawei and Honor. Or buy smartphones that are only equipped with a few third-party apps such as Google, Motorola or Nokia.
If you’re actually stuck on a phone with a lot of bloatware, take a look at our in-depth article addressing this nuisance.
5. Battery saver
Much like RAM boosters, battery-saving apps are often a pile of junk. Providing a solution to one of the most hated smartphone problems in the world, these apps promise miracles. There are few exceptions to the truth that battery-saving apps are just billboards disguised as useful apps.
To really extend battery life, you need to reduce the power consumption of the operating system and all running services and apps. So, to be effective, energy-saving apps would need to take control of how Android is running. However, since Android cannot be controlled without root privileges, apps available in the Play Store cannot simply intervene and take control. At best, apps can advise or warn you when you’re chewing through too many energon cubes, but that’s about it. If power-hungry apps are closed, those apps will likely reopen automatically anyway. This reverses the effect and energy consumption could even increase.
The alternative? Open your Battery sSettings and check what’s going on. Google gets a lot better at managing this for you. turn on Adaptive battery will also be very helpful as it will limit battery power for apps you rarely use.
What other Android apps should I uninstall?
Consider removing any apps that you are not using, or that are draining battery power or using excessive data. You can check which apps have the greatest impact on the last two things by visiting the battery settings page or the data usage page in your. call the settings Menu. There are often alternatives to performance hungry apps that you use regularly, so give one of them a try and you may love it as much as the original.
Which Android apps do you think should be uninstalled? Which are you having problems removing? Let us know in the comments below.
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