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Android people, our troubles are never ending. I sincerely might switch to iOS soon but as we wait for that to happen, let’s get to uninstalling some apps that are battery hogs, data hogs and RAM hogs.

Thanks to Avast, that antivirus company, has released a report that reveals which apps on the Google Play Store are feasting on our battery, RAM and most importantly, on our data.

20 Battery Draining Apps

  1. Samsung AllShare
  2. Samsung Security Policy Updates
  3. Beaming Service for Samsung
  4. ChatON Voice & Video Chat
  5. Google Maps
  6. WhatsApp Messenger
  7. Facebook
  8. WeChat
  9. AppLock
  10. DU Battery Saver
  11. Samsung WatchON
  12. Samsung Video Editor
  13. Netflix
  14. Spotify Music
  15. Snapchat
  16. Clean Master
  17. LINE: Free Calls & Messages
  18. Microsoft Outlook
  19. BBC News
  20. ES File Explorer File Manager

20 Data Hogging Apps

  1. Facebook
  2. Instagram
  3. Yahoo! Japan
  4. Firefox Browser fast & private
  5. The Weather Channel
  6. WhatsApp Messenger
  7. Google Chrome
  8. DU Battery Saver
  9. Facebook Lite
  10. Google Play Home
  11. Netflix
  12. Spotify Music
  13. Snapchat
  14. BBC News
  15. LINE: Free Calls & Messages
  16. Microsoft Outlook
  17. Clean Master
  18. Samsung WatchON
  19. Amazon for Tablets
  20. PicsArt Photo Studio & Collage

20 RAM Hog Apps

  1. Samsung AllShare
  2. ChatON Voice & Video Chat
  3. Samsung Push Service
  4. Google TalkBack
  5. Google Play Music
  6. Google Maps
  7. Google Play Newsstand
  8. Google Plus
  9. ChatON
  10. Google Hangouts
  11. Samsung WatchON
  12. Google Docs
  13. Samsung Media Hub
  14. SHAREit
  15. Samsung Video Editor
  16. Flipboard
  17. Google Text-to-Speech
  18. Clean Master
  19. LINE: Free Calls & Messages
  20. Adobe Acrobat Reader

20 Storage Hungry Apps

  1. Facebook
  2. Instagram
  3. Amazon Kindle
  4. Facebook Messenger
  5. CosmoSia
  6. Google Quick Search Box
  7. Google Maps
  8. Google Chrome
  9. Firefox Browser fast & private
  10. Tango – Free Video Call & Chat
  11. Spotify Music
  12. Snapchat
  13. LINE: Free Calls & Messages
  14. Samsung Video Editor
  15. SoundCloud – Music & Audio
  16. PicsArt Photo Studio & Collage
  17. Amazon Shopping
  18. BBC News
  19. Clean Master
  20. Photo Grid

In the report, Avast recommends that you uninstall an app like Facebook and access the social media site through your browser. Other apps like Google Docs can be replaced by Microsoft Word which is less strenuous on your RAM.

For the apps you cannot delete, you should try reducing their notifications and also limiting their background activities. The worrying part is that you don’t need to open apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Chrome open for them to chew through your data.

In case you are running out of storage, consider clearing the cache on your Facebook, Instagram and Kindle app, for those who have them.

Read More: Five Rogue Android Apps You Should Totally Avoid

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  • http://www.patchworkoftips.com/ Udegbunam Chukwudi

    Facebook Lite a data hogger?! Seriously?! This list is super flawed

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  • OBADARA BOLAJI

    … WELL, THIS LIST IS FAULTY. WHILE SOME OF THE LISTED APPS IN THE CATEGORIES ARE CORRECT, SOME ARE JUST A MISFIT FOR THE CATEGORY THEY FALL UNDER AND CAN BE MISLEADING…

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  • Kishan Bhatt

    Lol DU battery saver is part of battery draining apps. 😅😅😅
    DU’s team has some serious explaining to do!