Everyday apps are killing your Android battery – the settings to turn off now

ANDROID users are wasting their battery life by allowing certain apps to run wild, without changing the default settings.

Sometimes apps can tug at the battery, even though it isn’t necessary.

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Geolocating apps are a huge help when you’re trying to navigate a new place, find matches on dating apps, and search for the best local cuisines on Uber Eats.

Location tracking requires high levels of power, so the battery will drain even if it is full.

Some apps only track your location when you use the app. Others scan in the background constantly, which can be costly.

If you wish to keep your Android battery charged or protect your privacy, you can choose to disable location tracking.

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Navigate to Settings and click on Location to disable location tracking for your entire device.

To go off grid, simply toggle off “Use Location” to save battery.

You can also disable location tracking for specific apps.

Navigate to Settings, then Location and then App location permissions.

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You can then select any app with location access and turn it off.

There is a slight risk in turning off location tracking.

TomsGuideA respected tech site,, stated that location services are possible “potentially lifesaving”.

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Google Support BlogExplains that users can be left out of the loop when services are shut down, which could result in them not being able to access critical information such as earthquakes and emergencies.

Android has the ability to allow users to keep an emergency location service buzzing, while also shutting off some of its more inconvenient location pings.

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