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Turning OFF Auto Sync On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

For the users of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus, it is important for you to know how to auto sync data on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus. The auto sync feature causes your Galaxy S8 battery to lose power and die out fast. This could be as a result of the open background apps with the auto sync data feature turned ON.

These background apps running on your device like social networking sites, e-mail and lifestyle apps will regularly check the internet for updates which makes your device to slow down as well as quickly draining your smartphone.

All these apps will keep searching the web for new updates, emails therefore using a lot of battery life and bandwidth. This in turn slows down your device. Hence, a better idea would be to update these apps manually so as to save on your battery life of your Galaxy S8.

For the new users of the Android OS and you may wish to know how to switch OFF or close the background apps on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus, we have a detailed explanation below.


Closing Background Applications

  1. Power ON your Galaxy S8
  2. Choose the ‘Recent Apps’ key from your Home screen
  3. Pick the ‘Active Apps’ icon
  4. Hit ‘’End ‘’ next to the necessary app. Alternatively, choose ‘’End all’’
  5. If a prompt appears, hit OK


Closing and disabling background data for all services

  1. Power ON your Galaxy S8
  2. Browse Settings then choose on ‘’Data Usage’’
  3. Click on the context Menu by pressing the 3-dot icon on the top right corner of your page
  4. Unselect ‘’auto-sync’’ data
  5. Hit OK

How to disable background data for Gmail and Google services

  1. Power ON the Galaxy S8
  2. Go to the settings menu and hit accounts
  3. Hit Google
  4. Choose the name of your account
  5. Unselect the Google services you want to DISABLE in the background


Disabling background data for Twitter

  1. Power ON your Galaxy S8
  2. Go to the Settings menu and select ‘’Accounts’’
  3. Hit Twitter
  4. Deselect ‘’Sync Twitter’’


Facebook will require you to disable background data from the Facebook menu itself. Follow the below instructions

  1. Power ON your Galaxy S8
  2. Go to the Facebook settings menu
  3. Hit ‘’Refresh Interval’’
  4. Hit ‘’Never’’



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