Google Play Store is full of necessary as well as unnecessary Android apps. While some apps might seem helpful for you, other end up taking unnecessary space on your smartphone. Such apps will not only consume your resources, it drastically affects your phone performance and battery life too. If in case your smartphone is showing signs of lag or your phones’ storage is full you should consider cleaning up your phone. Here are the 5 Android apps you should consider deleting right now.
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1. Clean Master (or basically any cleaning apps)
The presence of cleaning apps in Play Store is huge which promises to clean junk files from your phone and boost your device performance. It’s true that the applications on your phone sometimes leave cached data but it’s really not necessary to download a dedicated cleaning app. The cached data can be cleaned in a simple way, just go to Settings > Storage > and tap Cached data. When prompted, hit OK and you’re good to go.
You can also manually clear cache data of an individual app just by going to Settings > Apps > Downloaded and tapping on the app. Simply tap clear cache on next page.
Applications like Clean Master is just another unnecessary app which consumes a chunk out from your battery power, and the in-app advertising which such app possess could significantly take a cut from your monthly data plan, unknowingly. Just remove such cleaning app as early as you can.
2. Battery savers
Alongside memory and RAM boosting apps, the battery saving app is just another big pile of garbage and rubbish. While smartphone companies are trying to find out various ways to increase the battery capacity of their smartphone, the battery saving apps are promising miracle as well as un-shamingly claiming to solve one of the most hated problems in smartphones. There are rare amounts of bloggers and ethical Android users who consider the battery saving app as a useful thing.
In case you are wondering, to increase your battery life, you have to decrease the energy demand from the operating system running applications and services. To decrease or stop the running applications, you need to take control of your Android operating system, which basically needs root privileges. So, apps available on the Play Store simply can’t increase your battery life out of the box. The best case scenario possibly is that such Android apps can or will only warn you when your smartphone is rapidly consuming a lot of power from heavy applications. While such apps are developed to close heavy apps, those apps will likely automatically re-initiate itself. Such process might reverse the effect and consumes more power. Oh! and don’t forget those in-app advertisements ready to consume your data plan.
Simply go to your battery setting list and list out the apps that are consuming more battery. You can simply force close them or uninstall them.
Well, it might seem obvious to you that Facebook is by no means harmful for you, but it does affect your phone performance. It’s better not to use Facebook, but in most of the case you will end up opening the app. Of course, it helps you keep connected with your Friends, their Birthdays, Events and get constant updates about our articles. Unluckily, the constant connection often comes at a cost. The Facebook app is not only a RAM hogger but it consumes a lot of your smartphones’ battery power too.
Why not simply set up a shortcut from you chrome browser on your homescreen? Such practice will decrease the load on your phone as well as requires fewer resources. Simply go to Facebook’s site from your mobile Chrome browser and tap on the menu, select the option ‘Add to Home screen’ and you are good to go. What’s good is that the trick can be applied on any website you like. Check out my another post where I mentioned why it was a good idea to uninstall the Facebook app from my phone.
4. Antivirus apps
It’s obvious that you love your Android smartphone and have no any intention to risk it with viruses or theft. In case you are wondering, antivirus apps are not as necessary as you think since your Android smartphone boasts similar features. In case you lost your device, the Android Device Manager simply cover-ups your problem without a need of an additional app. If you are worried about the hidden malware inside your app then Google checks it with the Play Store itself while you download it.
The antivirus apps are only useful when you download Android APKs from third party source. The antivirus apps check such apps while installation and warn you about it but unfortunately it can’t remove viruses from an already infected phone. Just stop downloading antivirus apps and save some precious storage on your phone.
5. Default browser
There are top alternatives to default browser in play store but users might think that they are saving some storage by not downloading them. In case if your device is not a Nexus, your smartphone most probably will be graced with a default browser. Such default browser affects your browsing experience as well as consumes more resources than it seems to.
While the default browsers can’t be uninstalled, unless you root your device, you could simply disable them by going to Settings > Apps and tap the default browser and tap disable on the page. Now that you have uninstalled/disabled the default browser, you could simply head to play store and download an appropriate browser (most probably, Chrome).
And there it is the 5 Android apps that you should consider deleting right now. You can also delete other applications from your phone that you don’t use anymore or simply delete applications that are taking unnecessary resources. You can also simply delete those apps which are consuming more battery power by going to your battery setting which can be accessed from Settings menu. There are loads of alternatives to power hungry apps that you use, so, consider using them rather than opting in for guzzlers. You will get used to it.