Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus: Disabling Background Apps

Those who don’t care about apps running in the background on Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus are those who don’t care much about the overall performances of their devices. In case you were wondering, apps running in the background aren’t entirely harmless. In fact, they might be the reason why the device works slowly and the battery drops fast.

Those apps use the internet and don’t just make your other apps experience lags, but really take up from your general resources. Do you want to let that happen? We bet you don’t, but you’re probably not sure how to proceed on disabling background apps on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.


What Kind Of Apps, Processes, And Data Are You Supposed To Turn Off?

You might be surprised, but learning how to turn off the background apps on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus might involve a little more than switching one toggle from On to Off. In fact, if you decide to go down this road, you’ll experience at least five different actions, which involve that you:

  1. Turn off general background apps;
  2. Disable services’ background data;
  3. Disable Gmail & Google services’ background data;
  4. Disabling Twitter’s background data;
  5. Disabling Facebook’s background data.


No, don’t assume that we’ve mentioned the Google services, Facebook and Twitter separately for the sake of coming up with this long list. As you will discover, these apps and services really require separate and different approaches. But if you are determined to preserve the resources of your smartphone and allow it to move as fast and smooth as it should, bear with us. Here’s what to do, specifically turn off background apps on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus:


Step 1: Turn Off General Background Apps

  1. Go to the Home Screen of your phone;
  2. Tap the Recent Apps icon;
  3. Switch to the Active Apps;
  4. Select End;
  5. Confirm with the OK.


Step 2: Disable Services’ Background Data

  1. Go to the General Settings;
  2. Tap on Data Usage;
  3. Tap on the 3-dot icon to access the menu;
  4. Look for the Auto Sync Data option;
  5. Uncheck the Auto Sync Data option;
  6. Confirm the action from the OK button.


Step 3: Disable Gmail & Google Services’ Background Data

  1. Start from the same General Settings;
  2. This time, select Accounts;
  3. Tap on the Google account;
  4. Tap on the account name that you wish to disable;
  5. Look for the Google Service associated with it and uncheck its box.


Step 4: Disabling Twitter’s Background Data

  1. Go back to Settings >> Accounts;
  2. This time, select the Twitter account;
  3. Find the Twitter Sync option;
  4. Uncheck the Twitter Sync option’s checkbox.


Step 5: Disabling Facebook’s Background Data

  1. Launch the Facebook app itself;
  2. Go to the Settings menu;
  3. Find the Refresh Interval option;
  4. Make sure it’s set to Never.


All these being considered, we think you’re covered when trying to learn how to turn off background data and apps on Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus. If we missed anything or you have other questions, feel free to ask!


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