Experiencing battery drain issues on your smartphone? The cause could be the ad-supported apps you’ve installed.
STRUGGLING to make your smartphone battery last the whole day? Paying for your apps might help. Up to 75 per cent of the energy used by free versions of Android apps is spent serving up ads or tracking and uploading user data: running just one app could drain your battery in around 90 minutes.
I’ve heard of one smartphone platform’s “free” apps making http calls every minute for the advert, and god forbid if it needs your location for the advert as well.