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Phone Battery drain- surprising reasons

Mashable today published surprising reasons for the phone battery drain. Lets have a look at these reasons.

A team of researchers at Purdue University released a study to TechNewsDaily that thoroughly examines what dozens of popular apps are doing on Android phones, and what many of them are doing wrong. (Though the study was only on Google’s Android operating system, the researchers say that they can do the same for Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows phone operating systems.)

  • Apps turn on parts of the phone, such as the processor, the GPS or the camera, when they need them. By digging into the code of apps, the researchers often found what they call “no-sleep energy bugs,” mistakes in the program that fail to turn the components off when they are done. Brad Spirrison, of site Appolicious has said, “Beyond bugs, many users don’t even know when multiple apps or programs are running, thus draining their phones.”
  • The apps like email program, Google Maps, Android backup service and, ironically, the power manager meant to conserve battery life also affect battery.
  • Preinstalled Facebook app also overuses the phone’s battery.
  • Some downloads like K9Mail (a popular alternative to the built-in email client) overuses the battery.

Saving your battery: From the menu, tap Applications, then Manage Applications. And finally, tap the Running button at the top of the screen to see what’s running, and what you probably don’t need. You can kill an app by tapping on it and then selecting Force Stop.


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