Apps running in the background of your smartphone can zap your smartphone

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Ever wonder why your smartphone battery just doesn't last? Apps can be running in the background or you may have a virus. There are ways to protect your privacy and clean up your smartphone.

iPhone iOS 7:
1. Settings
2. General.
3. Background app refresh will show you the apps that run in the background to update data
4. Turn the apps on or off for refresh

If you want to take it a step further, you can download a program that will help protect your phone from viruses and miscellaneous programs running in the background.

Omar Hernandez uses Clean Master for the Android. It's an app he downloaded.

"My phone works faster. It's easier. It's very simple. Just download it. It tells you what you need to do," said Hernandez.

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