SOME apps are sucking up more mobile data than others – but do you know which is the worst?
If you are a regular user of TikTok, Netflix, and Google Hangouts, you may want to check your data limit.
Buymobiles mobile store has revealed how much data popular apps are using.
When it comes to social media, TikTok ranks the worst.
The researchers discovered that it uses a whopping 840MB of data per hour.
It also takes up more phone memory than Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, with 244.9MB.
But Instagram’s average daily usage was highest at 1.74GB over 145 minutes.
Facebook actually uses less data per hour than instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, consuming 100MB of data per hour.
That’s one-eighth of TikTok’s data needs.
When it comes to entertainment, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and YouTube are roughly on par – using 3GB of data per hour of HD footage.
YouTube’s daily usage is much lower than its competitors at 550MB.
But BBC iPlayer is much more efficient, using only 225MB of data per hour.
Spotify is lower than all of its competitors, simply due to the fact that streaming music is less demanding than video.
For Work apps, Google Hangouts has more data than Skype, Zoom, and Gmail.
But Gmail takes up the most storage space at 333.3MB.
And on Navigation, Google Maps (36MB) uses more data than Waze (15MB) and more than Apple Maps (10MB).
Google Maps also uses more memory on the device than both Waze and Apple Maps.
Buymobiles phone expert Jess Canning said: “It’s exciting to see the most popular apps go head-to-head in terms of data usage.
“These apps are part of our daily lives, and as we learn about how much data they use, we hope our customers can choose a plan that’s perfect for them.
“Avid TikTok users will need large amounts of data to use the app in their spare time, similar to the majority of video streaming platforms like YouTube.”
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