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Find and stop apps running in the background on Android

There are two types of apps running in your Android phone. One of them starts when you open them and the other opens without your knowledge. Apps that open without your opinion are those that will help other apps find your location, contacts and other important information related to you. While they are very helpful as you don’t need to retype your information and sync your contacts, they consume a lot of battery and memory which can make you feel a bit frustrated. It depends on how well they are coded. A well coded one won’t consume more battery and RAM than a poorly coded one.

A notification will pop up when the background ones start running. If you find that your phone’s battery is draining fast, or you don’t have enough storage, you can very well check for them in the Application Manager. Also the ones that are always on the go can be traced along with the battery they are consuming.

See also : How to find and stop running in background in Windows 10

Here are tips to disable and prevent some of them.

To detect apps always running in background

Phase 1:

You should first enable Developer options To do this, go to About device option in the Settings page and tap on Build number option several times. Developer Options is turned on automatically.


Phase 2:

Now go to Settings and tap on Application Manager option.


step 3:

From the various options that appear at the top, swipe left and right to find the options at the bottom of the Running section. You get the amount of battery they are currently running and the amount of battery they are consuming.


step 4:

To find out the apps consuming the most battery, go to Settings and under System Manager option, go to Battery option to find them.


To stop apps from running in the background

Phase 1:

Select the app from Application Manager, where you will get options like Force Stop, Uninstall Updates, Turn Off, Clear Data and Clear Cache.

Phase 2:

On Select Force Stop option to stop them from running in background. Click on the OK button to complete it.


step 3:

You can also uninstall any one of your choice by clicking on Uninstall Updates button.


How to use third party apps

I recommend you apps like Greenify and Llama that will automatically detect apps running in background and stop them whenever you are not using it. But again, you’ll need root access to them. They also help you hibernate apps.

Hope now you can save most of your battery and enjoy enough space for all data. try this one.

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