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How To Turn OFF App On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

As a Samsung Galaxy user, you would probably like to know how to apps on or off on Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus. Turning apps off saves you battery power and also prevents your battery from draining much faster. Turning apps off also improves performance and prevents your smartphone from running slow.

Your battery will drain much faster and run slow if you have apps such as emails, lifestyle apps as well as social media apps running in the background. We are going to explain how you can turn off such apps on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphone.

A lot of battery life and bandwidth is used up when apps search the Internet for updates and new emails. This slows down your smartphone as well. Manual updating of these apps may be the best idea since it will help to save battery life on your S8 or Galaxy S8 Galaxy smartphone. For those of us who are new to using Android OS, below is a guide on how to turn off apps running in the background.


Turning off apps from running in the background

  1. Switch on your Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone
  2. Click on the button for Recent apps on the Homescreen
  3. Click on the icon for Active apps
  4. Next to the required app click End or choose to End all
  5. Click Ok if prompted to do so


Closing and disabling background data for all applications

  1. Power on your Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone
  2. From the settings menu, open Data usage
  3. Tap on the three doted menu to open the context
  4. Uncheck the option for Auto Sync Data
  5. Click Ok


Disabling background data for Google Services and Gmail

  1. Switch on your Samsung Galaxy S8
  2. From the settings, open Accounts menu
  3. Select on Google
  4. Click on the account you want to disable data for
  5. Proceed to uncheck and disable the preferred Google Services


Disabling Twitter account background data

  1. Power on your Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone
  2. Go to the settings menu and choose on Accounts
  3. Click on Twitter account
  4. Uncheck the option for Sync Twitter


Disabling background data for Facebook.

Since Facebook requires that you use their own menu to disable the background for a Facebook account, follow the guide below;

  1. Switch on your Galaxy S8 Samsung smartphone
  2. Open the Facebook settings
  3. Click on Refresh Interval
  4. Choose Never


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