You may not be a fan of personally and manually handling your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 app updates… But if you notice that the smartphone is working slower and slower, that the battery dies suspiciously fast, and that you no longer enjoy using the device as much as you used to, chances are you’ll have to turn off the background apps.
From the browsing app to your email and a myriad of social networking and lifestyle apps in between, there’s a lot that can pile up in the background of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. To make sure that these apps will no longer use your phone’s resources to constantly search for and run the latest updates, you’ll have to block them from doing so.
Just as natural, you will have to take care and manually update those apps every now and then. Otherwise, you will risk using outdated apps and face security issues or simply have a less than stellar experience on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
So, you have to block things from running in the background…
By “things” we mean applications and data. You’ll see that some applications have a more privileged statute, which means you won’t be able to block them together with all the other apps. That’s why we will focus on the general instructions of how to close background applications and data, with separate mentions for your Gmail and Google services, Twitter, and Facebook. Let’s take things one at a time:
- For the background apps: Recent Apps >> Active Apps >> tap on End (next to each app) or tap on End All >> OK.
- For the background data: Settings >> Data Usage >> tap on the 3-dot icon >> find Auto sync data >> uncheck Auto sync data >> OK.
- For Facebook: launch the Facebook app >> Settings >> Refresh Interval >> “Never”;
- For Twitter: Settings >> Accounts >> Twitter >> find the Sync Twitter option >> Uncheck the Sync Twitter option;
- For Gmail and other services from the Google suite: Settings >> Accounts >> Google >> select your account >> uncheck every single service that you want to disable.
With these five main categories, your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will work much smoother after you disable their automatic updates.