“There are some apps that simply seem to suck away the iPhone’s battery life,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes reports for ZDNet. “Real-world testing of a raft of popular apps uncovers which have the biggest impact on battery life.”
“Since this is real-world testing, and your real-world is likely to be different to mine (your usage is going to be different, as are other variables such as Wi-Fi strength and such), so your mileage will undoubtedly vary,” Kingsley-Hughes reports. “Facebook: Without a doubt the biggest battery hog I’ve seen. Not only does it tear through the battery when it’s actively being used, but it’s also a huge hog when it’s in the background too.”
Kingsley-Hughes also finds Google Chrome, Twitter, Google Maps, and Skype – in that order – to be the 2nd through 5th biggest battery hogs of the 50 apps he tested.
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MacDailyNews Take: Which explains why heavy Facebook users are often the biggest complainers about “iPhone battery life.” Try using Facebook via Safari and see how much longer your battery lasts.
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