There are apps that you cannot do without on your smartphone. Also, there are apps that you do not need on your device. When you have a lot of these unnecessary apps, they consume storage space and battery life. Here are some apps that you need to uninstall immediately:
- Apps that claim to save RAM: These apps close other apps that run in the background. However, this isn’t exactly saving you RAM, because those closed apps still restart, and this takes up memory space and battery. Therefore, it’s a waste of time and space to install these RAM-saving apps.
- Apps that claim to clean up your phone: These apps claim to boost performance by cleaning up cached data on your smartphone. You don’t need an app to do that for you. All you need to do is go to Settings>Storage>Cached data. There you can clear your cache anytime you feel it’s necessary.
- Antivirus apps: When you download apps from the Google Play Store, they have already been screened for viruses and malware. Even after you install them, Google still checks with the Play Store automatically. These antivirus apps are only useful if you download apps from outside the Play Store. They cannot disinfect your smartphone.
- Battery Savers: These unnecessary apps work the same way as RAM boosters. They just close apps that run in the background, which just restart anyway. This defeats the purpose of having battery saver apps. The thing is, to actually increase battery life, you need to reduce the energy demand of the operating system, and all the running apps and services. You cannot do that without root access, and this means that normal apps cannot really save your battery.
- Manufacturer bloatware: There are some apps that come preinstalled with some smartphones. Most of these apps are completely useless. However, you cannot uninstall them. Your best bet is to delete them from your app drawer and disable them.
- Uninstall any other app you might have that you don’t actually make use of.