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13 Things You Should Know About Closing Background Apps On Galaxy S8 And S8+ Plus

If you’re less of a tech-savvy Android user, you are probably clueless on what are the background apps. You haven’t installed anything that remotely sounds like that, right?

In a nutshell, background apps are any app that you have opened and then closed without terminating all its processes. So the app, even though no longer visible on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus’s display, is still running in the background.

 

Here are the 13 things you need to know on this occasion about the background apps:

  1. They drain your phone’s battery;
  2. They may be constantly searching for updates without you even knowing it;
  3. They may use your internet data if you’re not connected to a wireless network;
  4. They may slow down your smartphone;
  5. They have no reason to run in the background.

 

From lifestyle and social media apps to email apps, every single one of them could be guilty as charged of the entire above.

 

But we’re not done with the findings:

  1. It is always better to manually update all these apps instead of letting them run freely in the background;
  2. Apps can be disabled from running in the background all at once or individually;
  3. Not all apps will respond to a general command, which is why you should proceed to disable them one by one.
  4. If you want to close all the background applications:
  • Go to Recent apps on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus;
  • Tap on the icon that says Active apps;
  • Tap on End / End all;
  • Tap on OK to confirm the command.

 

  1. If you want to close or just to disable the background data for all the services running in the background, you need to:
  • Go to Data usage on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus;
  • Identify the option Auto sync data;
  • Uncheck it to stop the automatic processes;
  • Tap on OK to confirm the command.

 

  1. If you want to disable Google services running in the background, you need to:
  • Access the Accounts section;
  • Tap on the Google option;
  • From the newly opened list select your account;
  • From the list of services uncheck the one that says Google services.

 

  1. If you want to disable the Twitter background data, you need to:
  • Go back to the Accounts section;
  • This time, tap on Twitter;
  • From the list of options uncheck the one that says Sync Twitter.

 

  1. If you want to disable the Facebook background data, you will need to do it from the Facebook App’s menus, not from your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus menus:
  • Launch the Facebook app;
  • Go to Settings;
  • Identify and tap the Refresh Interval;
  • Select Never.

 

With all these in mind, you should be able to keep your smartphone clean of junk or unnecessary apps killing its resources in the background!

 

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