How To Stop Apps From Running In The Background iPhone

If you’re concerned about conserving battery life or data usage on your iPhone, then you may be interested in stopping apps from running in the background on your device.

There are many reasons why apps might run in the background, such as to check for updates, push notifications, and more, but it’s not always necessary and can drain your battery and bandwidth usage.

Here’s how to turn off this feature if you want to stop apps from running in the background on your iPhone and iPad.

Step 1: Open the Settings app

Launch Settings using one of these methods: Swipe down from the top of any screen. Tap Settings . Point your device’s camera at a physical image of an Apple logo.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap General. Step 3: Tap Background App Refresh.

Step 4: Find an app you want to stop, tap it, then tap Off or On depending on whether you want to enable or disable Background App Refresh for that app.

As soon as you turn off Background App Refresh for one app, iOS will automatically stop refreshing it in the background—no need to respring or restart your device.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap Battery

This will bring you to a screen showing how much battery life is remaining, and how long until your device needs recharging. Next to Battery, tap Low Power Mode: This will turn it on. Scroll down again, and then select Settings: In doing so, you’ll see options for Low Power Mode change.

To disable it, just swipe up; otherwise, turn off Show Details before proceeding. (If you leave it enabled, you’ll get information about what’s going on when Low Power Mode is activated.)

Under Background App Refresh and Motion & Fitness can be found under Cellular; toggle them off if they’re already disabled. The remainder of these options are located under Battery Usage; here you can see everything that’s currently draining your power.

Step 3: Look for an app you don’t use often

For best results, choose an app that you don’t use often. For example, Facebook is a popular app and many people aren’t actively using it, but choose an app that you use once a week or less. This will ensure that you can easily do without when it comes time to disable unnecessary apps.

To find unused apps: Swipe up from your home screen to access Control Center Click on Airplane Mode Tap off of Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. This will turn off all networking features and search for available data-hungry apps.

Note: If Wi-Fi is already turned off (such as at night) try flipping Bluetooth back on and then disabling Wi-Fi again.

Step 4: Tap on App battery usage to get more information about the app

In here, you’ll see how much battery it uses when it’s actively in use and how much when it’s operating passively. If you want to optimize performance, your best bet is to figure out which apps are using energy unnecessarily and remove them.

The background activity section also shows what percentage of battery is being used while an app is running at any given time. For example, if Safari were taking up 30 percent of your battery life, that would be a pretty big issue.

Step 5: Turn off Background App Refresh for that particular app

Swipe up from your home screen and tap Settings > General > Background App Refresh. Then, tap an app and select Never. The app will no longer be able to run tasks or update content while you’re not using it.

Note: if you ever want that app to refresh when you aren’t using it, just visit this setting again and toggle it back On. (This step is optional.)

How do I know what apps are running in the background on my iPhone?

To see all of the apps that are currently open and running, press and hold on your home button. This will bring up a list of apps with an X in front of each one. Tap it to close it down or swipe left over it if you want to close it without saving (which is only possible with some third-party applications).

You can also swipe right over an app name, which saves it to your home screen as a shortcut icon, which you can use at any time. If you’d like more information about an app or why it’s open, simply tap on its name for a full description and details.

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For Android, you have a few options. Apps running in background means that they are still active and can be called at any time.

For example, Facebook is an app that runs in background when it’s open or closed: it uses data while you are using other apps or even when you don’t use them (for updates, ads…).

As long as Facebook is installed on your phone, it will drain its battery and slow down its performance over time because of its activities. Unfortunately, there’s no good way to completely disable apps without rooting or jailbreaking your phone.

How to stop apps from closing in background ios 14

Ios 13 included a small but significant change for app developers: Apple blocked apps from automatically closing when you switch away. Some, like Twitter, use it as an opportunity to fix a problem that’s plagued iOS users for years.

Apps are typically closed only when you press home button once and they vanish. But some clever developers found ways around it—whether by setting alarms and timers or launching other apps—meaning when you switched back, they were still there.

On IOS 14, Apple fixed them once and for all with some new code called Background App Refresh that cuts off their water supply completely if they try anything fishy.

Final Word

Background apps drain your battery and could slow down performance. To prevent them from slowing down performance, you can disable their ability to run in background mode. It’s not a comprehensive fix for iPhone lag, but it’s a start.

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