A battery that is dying quickly and a device that is running slow can be upsetting problems for a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 owner. Nevertheless, when they manifest together, you have reasons to suspect it’s all a matter of too many apps running in the background. And this is actually good news because the steps on how to turn off the background apps on Note 8 are not that complicated.
To get a better sense of what is happening and what you should be looking for, we’d like to make an observation or two. The extra apps are nothing but apps installed on your smartphone and frequently used by you. Usually, the Internet, the social networking apps, and the email accounts are the ones that tend to work without you even seeing it. They stay connected to the web, constantly searching for notifications that will be pushed onto your Notification Bar, or just for updates that may or may not be automatically installed, depending on your settings.
The point is that you can close or deactivate the background apps, but you are going to need a more focused approach. It’s not the kind of solution that shuts down everything because you have at least the Twitter, Facebook, and Gmail apps and services that require a separate approach.
The steps to closing or disabling the background data for most services:
- Go to Settings;
- Access the Data Usage section;
- Tap the 3-dots icon;
- Find the Auto Sync Data option and uncheck it;
- Use the OK button to confirm, when prompted.
The steps to closing or disabling most of the background apps from your smartphone:
- Use the Recent Apps button;
- Select the Active Apps icon;
- Use the End option from each of the apps that you want to terminate;
- If you want to close them all, just use End All and hit the OK button.
The steps to disabling the background data for your Gmail account and Google Services:
- Return to Settings;
- Select Accounts;
- Tap on Google;
- Tap on the name of the account that you want to disable;
- Uncheck the Google Services.
If you want to disable the Twitter background data on Note 8:
- Just return to Settings >> Accounts;
- Select Twitter;
- Simply uncheck the option labeled as Sync Twitter.
If you want to disable the Facebook background data on Note 8:
- Launch the Facebook app;
- Go to its settings menu;
- Find the Refresh Interval option and select it;
- Activate the option labeled as Never.
Now you can go and try all of the above steps and pretty much all the unnecessary background apps and data from your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will become inactive. See how the smartphone works from now on and how the battery is holding up!