5 types of Apps you shouldn’t download on your smartphone

In the last years, all sorts of apps have been developed to make “our life easy”. Some useful, others very pointless, but all push us to install them on our smartphones. 

The problem is, many just occupy storage space, worsen the general performance of your device, drain battery, and wants your personal data! 

Keyboard

Third-party keyboards have tempted many users with better auto-correction, smart reply, nicer interface, and “for free” signs!

Well, you don’t give money, but you painfully pay!

Through the keyboard, we access pretty much to everything: typing passwords, personal data, credit card numbers, conversations with clients, family, friends. Everything could get registered in the app. Do you trust the developers with all of that?!

Battery savers and fast charging

All users want their device to last longer, reduce the power drain, and charge the device without waiting hours. That’s why such apps sound very attractive, but they don’t work.

What actually helps is to reduce the use and quit all running services and apps in the background because they continuously use power. Those apps need to close applications and keep them closed. They will need root access for that, and they don’t have it. 

Fast charging driven by an app is also false. Apps can order specific functions to devices, but they can’t manage the independent voltage/current controller that every battery has.

The charger also has a power output limit that an app can’t change. 

These are apps you shouldn’t download because they will consume extra space, energy, and sometimes, a lot of data. 

Social networking

Yes, currently, many users can’t live without social networking apps. But the space they take is massive, the amount of energy they use, invasive permissions, data consumption, and risks for your info are crazy. Especially Facebook.

Just having the Facebook app installed can significantly affect the performance of your mobile. Suppose you add more apps like this, plus the ones you use to work, exercise, banking, etc. You are really shortening the life of your battery.

You don’t need to quit. Just use it from the browser instead of the app version. Sites won’t take your device resources once closed.

RAM Optimizers

Each application needs RAM. It keeps temporary files there. Sometimes even after it is turned off. What RAM optimizers and RAM savers promise is to close the applications and remove all their temporary files from the RAM. Some apps can do it, but you can do it too. Just open the multi-task window and close some apps manually. If you need some extra RAM for an app, this is fast and easy. 

Remember that Android and iOS themselves have features to manage the use of RAM automatically too.

So such an app will just do the same as the OS already does.

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Cleaning utilities 

Another kind of apps you shouldn’t download because they just will take you memory, energy, and in some cases, private data from your device.

They say they clean pointless files to free space to boost the device’s performance by cooling it down, saving battery, and other marvels.

It is true that every mobile has cached data from the apps. The good news is that it can be effectively deleted without a third-party app. If you go to settings, you just need to tap the Clean Cached Data in General or delete a specific app’s cached data.

Wrap up

These are apps you shouldn’t download, but apps are more present every day, so it is not to avoid them totally but to look for the safest. 

Always get apps from well-known app stores like Google Play Store or Apple App store. Choose apps from known developers. Check the pros and cons, and don’t forget the users’ reviews. They can be extremely helpful. When installing an app, I’m always very cautious. If it demands access to the mic, camera, contacts, location, files (image/video), etc. without an apparent reason, I put it in my Apps you shouldn’t download list.

Access to my personal data is a “price”, I’m not willing to pay.

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