Billions of iPhone and Android users must check for ‘vampire drain’ emergency now – it’s reckless to ignore it

YOUR smartphone battery could be a victim of “vampire” apps that rob it of life.

Some apps aggressively consume battery power on iPhone and Android.

Check your iPhone and Android battery settings as soon as possible


Check your iPhone and Android battery settings as soon as possibleCredit: apple

That means you’ll have to charge your phone more often and potentially pay even higher utility bills.

These “vampire” apps should not be ignored if you want to avoid a charging nightmare.

Luckily, it’s very easy to check which apps are ruining your phone’s battery life.

And if you find one that’s causing problems, change its permission settings — or remove it from your phone entirely.

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How to find “vampire apps” on iPhone

On the iPhone, it’s extremely easy to get a breakdown of which apps are draining your charge.

Just go to Settings > Battery and you can see information about your battery usage.

You can choose 24 hour and 10 day views.

If you scroll down, you can see how much battery each app is using.

And if you tap it, you can see how much of the usage was in the background.

That gives you a good idea of ​​which apps are causing the most drain.

Looking at the 10-day view is great to see which apps are generally the worst.

However, if you experience sudden and unusual battery drain, the 24-hour view might be your best bet.

You can go into each app’s battery seconds and disable background usage.

And if an app you don’t care too much about is still draining your battery significantly, it might be best to just delete it from your Apple smartphone.

How to find “vampire apps” on Android

It’s a similar journey for Android phone owners.

Go into your Settings app and then look for Battery.

Then you can tap Battery > Battery usage for a detailed breakdown of how apps are draining your charge.

You can see or change how any of the listed apps are using the battery by tapping on them.

And for some apps, you can toggle background restriction on or off.

This can help reduce battery consumption significantly.

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Google also says it recommends keeping battery optimization turned on.

If an app that you hardly use is causing significant battery drain, consider uninstalling it entirely.


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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