How to disable Apps from Running in the Background in Windows 10 Mobile

Apps are one of the biggest reasons for using our smartphones, and they provide additional options, features and also utilities which are not found in the OS. While apps offer added features, a lot of apps running in the background could also be an issue as it might take up a lot of battery. Some of these apps are automatically added to the background even though they might not be required to run. In this guide, we will learn how to disable Apps from Running in the Background.

How to Disable Apps from Running in the Background in Windows 10 Mobile

  • Open Privacy
  • Go to background apps
  • Toggle off apps to stop them from running in the background.

Windows 10 Mobile offers the option to check the background running apps and also disable them if you are looking to save battery life. So here is how to manage background apps.

1] Open Windows 10 Settings and navigate to Privacy.


2] Under privacy you will see the background apps option. Tap to open it.

3] It will reveal all the apps which can run in the background. These background apps update in the background and also sent notifications and this, in turn, will take up additional battery.

4] If you do not want an app to run in the background, slide the app to off position.

This feature enables selective apps to run in the background and will conserve some battery on your device. Background app management is a useful feature in Windows 10 Mobile.

Some apps are essential, and you may want to run it in the background even with battery saver on. Apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, Telegram which fetch messages need to run in the background. Otherwise, you will get to see the messages when you open the app.

Instead, I would recommend adding them as an exception when configuring battery saver. That way, only those essential apps will run in the background, and the rest will be blocked.

Nirmal is a big fan of Windows phone ever since it was released. He started off with Nokia Lumia 800 and then got the Lumia 920. Presently he owns the Lumia 730 and Lumia 930.


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