Top 10 travel apps least likely to slow your phone

Not all travel apps are created equal, survey finds

By Daddyhood Staff
Posted on Jun 19, 2014 - 5:00pm

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Travelocity rated top travel app for speed

Travelocity rated top travel app for speed

Have you been working travel apps trying to find great deals?

Turns out some of those apps really slow down your phone, according to Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE:CMCM), the world’s leading mobile applications provider.

Cheetah Mobile surveyed the most popular travel apps and ranked them based on the amount of junk or cache files they leave behind in a person’s phone.

The top performers: Travelocity, Orbitz and Yelp as top performers.

Rank

App

System Cache

1

Travelocity

187 KB

2

Orbitz

320 KB

3

Yelp

389 KB

4

Priceline

1.96 MB

5

Expedia

3.84 MB

6

Travelzoo

4.57 MB

7

Kayak

5.80 MB

8

TripAdvisor

7.85 MB

9

Airbnb

12.50 MB

10

Hotels.com

16.90 MB

 

“Across the U.S. people are preparing for their summer vacations, and chances are they’ll be using travel apps when booking hotels, checking flight status or to find a place to eat while visiting a new city,” said Ruimin Huang, product manager, Cheetah Mobile. “Being aware of which apps are best for a phone can make a big difference, giving a person more storage room for vacation pictures, longer battery life and faster data processing to play games and connect with friends on social media.”

To ensure smartphone users everywhere are safe and can get the most out of their phones this travel season, the company offers the following tips to help ensure device performance:

•Disable automatic time zones/time and set the clock manually. This stops a device from constantly requesting location/time data.
•Reduce the push frequency of email, weather and social media apps.
•When finished with an app, manually shut it down instead of pushing it to run in the background.
•Disable giving location based information to apps unless necessary (i.e. maps, dating, etc.)
•Turn off GPS when it’s not needed.

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