How to stop Android apps running in the background

Stop Android apps running in background.

The hunt is on for background applications. But before going on a killing of the application, let us remember that many apps run in the background for good reason. They are synchronized, providing location data or otherwise do what they were designed to do. But not always. If you want to know what applications are running in the background excessive or want to stop running applications in the background altogether, then we’ll show you how to stop Android apps running in the background.

Read also: 6 Best Battery Saver Apps for Android Devices

Battery usage and Process stats

First, if you want to know what the applications running in the background and the way they are power hungry, both in terms of processing power and impact on the battery, Android followed these embedded options.

Process Statistics lets you know what are the applications running all the time. Some expected, others should not - ApkFact.Com

Process Statistics lets you know what are the applications running all the time. Some expected, others should not – ApkFact.Com

Turn on Developer Options by going to Settings> About device and entering the build number until you are notified that options for developers has been enabled.
Go to Settings> Developer Options> Statistical Process see how long your key applications are running. Click on any application to see how much RAM it uses.
Then go to Settings> Battery and press individual applications to see how many batteries they use.

Which apps should I stop running in the background?

A big culprit in the background memory and battery usage is not playing games, and music players that you are not using. If you can see no logical reason for an application you know to be running in the background, then you should probably close(stop Android apps running in the background).

In general, you should leave most applications / services beginning with the word “Google” on. So do not stop its FOLLOWING APPS (really essential services will not let you force stop anyway):

  • Google Play Store, Google Search, Google Contacts Sync, Google Play services, Google keyboard

In the list of statistical process, you should have a pretty good idea of the applications you want to leave running in the background simply by knowing how you use them. The list is a good place to stop bloatware running (like Moto Care, you see in the picture) or services you may not use as Google Play Music.

Dig into the settings of your battery, you can see which applications are keeping your device awake, and how much battery and processing power they consume - ApkFact.Com

Dig into the settings of your battery, you can see which applications are keeping your device awake, and how much battery and processing power they consume – ApkFact.Com

How to turn off, stop and uninstall apps background.

If you have an app that you think uses an excessive amount of CPU power or seems to be running in the background so more than it should, then you can:

  •  Disable it in your App Manager by going to Settings> Applications> Manage applications, tapping the application, then pressing Disable.
  • Since updating Lollipop, you can close the recent applications easily by pressing the Recent Apps button navigation on your phone (to the right of the home button), then swipe left or right to close the applications you recently ran.
  • Remove it from your phone by going to Settings> Applications> Manage applications, tapping the application, then pressing Uninstall
  • Or stop the Force by going to Settings> Applications> Application manager, sweeping right to the Running tab, typing the application, then pressing Force stop

Remember, if you have no idea what an application or service, then you probably should not stop, unless he is using a lot of RAM or battery, and you do me not mind risking your crash phone.

Less critical applications (left) can be uninstalled. Crucial System Services (right) can not - ApkFact.Com

Less critical applications (left) can be uninstalled. Crucial System Services (right) can not – ApkFact.Com

Greenify

Greenify is a hibernation-application basis, allowing you to put applications in the standby when not in use. It is essentially an automated version of the closing force or deactivation of applications each time you stop using them and turn them back on when you need it. But doing it manually is a pain. Thus Greenify is one of the best around application management applications.

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Greenify makes app management a breeze to stop Android apps running in the background

Download & Install From  Google Play Store >> Greenify

To get all the benefits of Greenify you need root access, and we have guides on How to Root any Android Device with One-click KingRoot

Non-rooted users, for example, will not be able to automatically hibernate applications, but can simply switch a widget to put your applications sleep (not a bad fixed if you do not want to root your device ). If you are serious about managing your background process Greenify is the tool you need.

Do you monitor your application process? What tools do you use? leave a comment here.

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