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Make it last longer: Apps for better battery life

Last updated on: November 18, 2013 10:32 IST

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Five apps to improve the performance of your smarthphone

All-in-one Toolbox

Platform: Android

Description: This nifty app packs 27 tools from cache cleaner, SD card file manager and task killer to start-up manager, backup and restore service, and even QR and barcode scanner to keep your phone running smoothly.

The drawback is it isn't available for iOS yet.

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Battery Doctor

Platform: iOS, Android

Description: The problem with smartphones is that their batteries drain power quickly. Boost battery life with this app. It keeps a check on power hogging apps and system settings and provides a three-charge cycle that claims to improve battery shelf life. It also estmates remaining battery time.

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Onavo Count

Platform: iOS, Android

Description: Use this app to keep count of how much data your phone is consuming, not just to save on your phone bill, but to minimise CPU usage as well.

Several apps run in the background and use up mobile Internet data. Track them down with this app and disable them.

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Lookout Security and Antivirus

Platform: iOS, Android

Description: All digital devices are prone to virus attacks -- even your phone -- which can significantly hamper their performance. This app scans for threats, creates backups and even locates your phone if you have misplaced it somewhere.

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System Util Dashboard

Platform: iOS

Description: Assess how your phone is running at one glance. CPU usage, disk usage, memory status, network statuses (mobile data and wi-fi), internet speed test, battery and battery charging statuses (it even plays an alarm to indicate the battery is fully charged), as well as general information on your phone are displayed in a clean interface.

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