An average user will use somewhere between 11–20 apps on his phone.
However, most users on an average have up to 150 apps on their mobile device. Shocking right? Let us see how many apps you have on your phone. Check and come back. I am right here! 🙂
Since that is done 😉 and you, believe me, let us get back to what I started telling you. This article is to tell you why exactly you should avoid downloading plenty of apps on your phone and how it could affect you/your phone’s life.
It kills your space
The data on your phone is stored on its hard drive. The more apps you download, the more space it takes and it would become an issue to download updated versions, take more photographs and save them to your device.
Slows your phone down
Apps run in the background. It is a known thing. Whether you use it or not, they are there, doing their job. When they run in the background, your phone becomes slow. Depending on your operating system, the speed varies but they end up hanging and will slow you down.
Eats up your battery
Plenty of apps not only slows your phone down but also eats into y our precious battery life. If you are not able to use your phone without charging again within a day’s time, there are apps in your phone that are draining your battery. You need to identify them and get rid of them.
Uses up precious data
Every download, update, and apps running in the background use your mobile data. You many not realize the amount of data that is being used till you get your next month bill. Look for the apps you don’t use say bye bye sooner than later.
Managing many apps can be cumbersome
You want to find the currency converter and have scrolled down your phone screen three times and can’t spot it? It is right these lost amongst so many unwanted apps you had downloaded earlier. Make life easy and declutter your phone.
Interferes with your routine
More apps, more activity. More activity, more notifications. How many times has your phone beeped and ended up distracting you? Be it in a meeting, or the time you spend with your family, plenty of apps, interfere with your daily routine.
Your phone could be vulnerable
Although I have listed this as the last, this is one of the main reasons to avoid downloading plenty of apps to your mobile device. The more apps you have, the more chances you are providing to compromise your personal ad important data. Go on, delete some apps! You will thank me later 🙂 Ashwin Panicker is the Founder of Swapp, the next gen one app to do multiple things in your daily life.
Originally published at blog.swappnow.com on May 17, 2017.