How To Turn Off Background Apps Samsung S10

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The normal routine for most mobile phone apps includes running in the background. That constant activity keeps them functional for when you need them and helps other apps function as well. Sometimes, when your Android device starts to slow down or drain its battery too quickly that may prompt you to investigate what exactly is happening with apps running in the background. To assist in such troubleshooting, we show you how to stop apps from running in the background. You always have the option of turning everything back on when you find and solve the problem. The example below uses Android 10 and references earlier versions.

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How To Turn Off Background Apps Samsung S10

Update your OS

Newer versions of Android, starting with Android 9.0 Pie, have superior power management features that automatically — via machine learning — limit the background operation of apps that could drain your battery or degrade performance. This Adaptive Battery feature intelligently determines which apps you’ll use sooner, later, or ever based on your past use and limits their use of system resources accordingly.

Check battery use

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Android Battery Use
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First, tap Settings > Battery > Battery usage. This screen shows you the total battery percentage, and detail views let you toggle between Show all usage and Show app usage. In the App usage view, you’ll see a percentage next to each entry showing recent battery usage. Look for any app that looks like it uses more than it should. If anything looks suspicious, it could be the culprit.

Check running services or process statistics

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You can double-check apps currently running by accessing your device’s developer options. Here’s how to do it.

  • Go to System > About Phone > Software Info > Build number and tap seven times to unlock the Developer options. The System sheet will take you directly to Developer Options if you already have it enabled. Or just search for Build number in the search bar and it will give you the path and allow you to go directly to the control. With a Samsung Galaxy, you might see Settings > About device > Software info > Build number.
  • Tap in your PIN number, if asked.
  • You’ll get a message telling you that you are now a developer.
  • Go to Settings > Developer options and look for Running services or Process, statistics, depending on your version of Android.
  • With Running services in Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above, you will see live RAM status at the top, with a list of apps and their related processes and services currently running underneath. By default, it shows services in use.
  • With Process statistics in older versions of Android, you’ll see a list. The percentage next to each one tells you how often it’s running and you can tap on it to see its RAM usage.

These controls let you look for apps that are suspiciously busy, even though you don’t use them much. You are looking for a third-party app that you installed or some bloatware that you don’t use that seems to be running in the background a lot more than it should. There are many system processes and Google services that you don’t want to mess with. If you don’t know what something is, just type the name into Google and find out. Android cautions you to be careful when switching controls with the apps and services it’s running in the background, as halting processes suddenly could cause crashes or malfunctions. Once you’ve identified any problem apps, there are a few options available to deal with them.

How to halt background apps temporarily

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There are various ways to stop an app from running in the background right now, and that might be enough to solve your immediate problem. Just be aware that the next time you open the app, or another app accesses it, these background processes will resume.

  • Tap the Recent apps button on your phone and swipe up to close any app individually. However, this doesn’t necessarily stop their background services and processes from running.
  • If you have a device running Android 6.0 or above and you go to Settings > Developer options > Running services, you can tap on active apps and choose to Stop (see screen shot in the previous section). You’ll see a warning if an app cannot be stopped safely.
  • For older versions of Android (before 6.0), in Settings > Developer options > Process statistics you can tap on an active app and choose Force stop.
  • In various older versions of Android, you can tap Settings > Apps or Settings > Applications > Application manager, and tap on an app and tap Force stop. In Android 10, the sequence is Settings > Apps & notifications > App info > [App name] > Disable or Force stop.

How to halt background apps permanently

If you want to stop an app running in the background and make sure that it doesn’t start up again, then you have a couple of options.

  • The easiest way to permanently stop an app running in the background is to uninstall it. On the main app page, tap and hold the app icon you want to remove until a screen overlay and the word Delete appears at the top of the window. Then just move the app off the screen or tap the Delete button.
  • Alternately, tap and hold until an App info tag appears and then tap the tag. That leads you to a screen where you have a choice of uninstalling it or force quitting. If you force stop, you’ll get a warning that the app may misbehave if you take that action.
  • On a Samsung Galaxy, go to Settings > Applications > Application Manager, tap on the problem app, then tap Uninstall. If the app was preinstalled you might not have the option to Uninstall, but you can Disable it to stop it from running in the background.
  • If you’re willing to root your Android device, then you could try out an app like Greenify or Titanium Backup. They will help you to automatically hibernate or freeze troublesome apps when you aren’t using them, so they don’t impact performance or drain your battery.

Additional actions

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There are a couple of other things you can do to control troublesome apps that you don’t want to get rid of.

  • Take a look in Settings > Network & Internet > Data Usage and tap any app to view its Background Data. From there, you can prevent apps from using mobile data to sync in the background, though they will still use Wi-Fi when it’s available.
  • If you have Android 6.0 Marshmallow or above, you can go to Settings > Privacy > Permission Manager. Take a look at permissions like Location and decide whether all those apps really need that permission. Revoking some permissions can reduce background activity for some apps, but in other cases it might stop the app from working or lead to crashes. For apps designed for older versions of Android you may get a warning about denying permissions, but you can always come back and grant them again if you encounter a problem.

Do not use task manager apps. They can cause more problems than they solve and rarely deliver the promised performance boosts. You’re essentially installing and running yet another app to temporarily stop apps running in the background. Android automatically does this when necessary and, as we can see, you can do it quite easily yourself.

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THE BEST PHONES TO BUY IF YOU’RE A PHONE ENTHUSIAST 2021

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G

1. SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 2 5G

THE BEST FOLDING PHONE BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU NEED ONE IN YOUR COLLECTION

Folding phones are the future, right? You can’t call yourself a Real Phone Enthusiast without one in your life. Hands down, the best folding phone you can buy right now is Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G. It’s got everything you might want from a modern smartphone, but it also opens up into a tablet-sized screen that lets you put more than one app side-by-side or look at a giant version of Google Maps. It’s easy to justify because you can tell yourself that you will get SO MUCH WORK done on it, right after you finish watching that YouTube video. Promise.

The Fold 2 costs more than most laptops, you have to baby it, and there’s a really good chance the screen will crack or break on you even if you are careful, but that’s just the price you have to pay to be on the bleeding edge.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

  • $1,799

If you’re buying a folding phone and are willing to pay the cost to get one, you should buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12 Mini

2. APPLE IPHONE 12 MINI

THE BEST IPHONE FOR WHEN YOU’RE DOUBLE-FISTING AN ANDROID PHONE

Look, I know that you know that everyone in the world has an iPhone and it’s the farthest thing from an “interesting” phone. But at the same time, it’s hard to ignore what Apple’s doing, and really, iMessage and the Apple Watch are pretty great. Lots of people carry an iPhone alongside an Android phone, and you could be one of them.

The best iPhone for doing this is the iPhone 12 Mini. It does everything its bigger siblings can do, but it can easily fit in a secondary pocket and isn’t a burden to carry around. The battery life is kinda lousy, but who cares, that’s why you have a second phone on you anyway, right?

Apple iPhone 12 Mini

  • $699

The iPhone 12 Mini is the smallest phone in Apple’s lineup and the best small phone you can get.

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate comes with a clip-on fan and has 18GB of RAM.

3. ASUS ROG PHONE 5 ULTIMATE

THE BEST PHONE FOR SEEING WHAT THIS “GAMING PHONE” TREND IS ALL ABOUT

Gaming phones are so hot right now (unless they’ve got a great cooling system) — it seems like a new model is released every three months. You can’t call yourself a true phone enthusiast without being up on this trend, and the best one to dip your toes into it with is the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate.

The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate has a ton of features that can make any mobile accomplisher swoon. A massive battery. A ridiculously high refresh screen. An OLED screen on the back you can customize to show whatever you want. A bunch of accessories to make gaming better. 18GB of RAM! How could you not buy this phone?

Asus ROG Phone 5

  • $1,000

The Asus ROG Phone 5 is the quintessential example of a modern gaming phone. It has over-the-top specs, lots of gaming accessories, and a head-turning design.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

4. SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 20 ULTRA

THE BEST PHONE FOR PRETENDING YOU’RE GOING TO USE A STYLUS

Writing on a phone screen with a pen is so cool! It feels futuristic and is just so natural. At least, it is for the first week until you forget about it and it never leaves the little garage built into the side of the phone again.

If you’ve been telling yourself that little “I’m gonna be a stylus person” lie, you need a phone that supports one and it’s hard to see buying anything other than Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20. It’s got a low latency S Pen, a bunch of software features that can utilize the stylus, and all of the other bells and whistles of a modern smartphone, which means it works quite well long after you’ve forgotten about the stylus.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

  • $950
  • $1,300
  • 27% off

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is one of Samsung’s top-tier non-folding phones, and it has excellent battery life.

The Google Pixel 4A has an incredible camera.
The Google Pixel 4A

5. GOOGLE PIXEL 4A

THE BEST PHONE FOR MESSING AROUND WITH THE ANDROID 12 BETA

Okay, I said I wasn’t going to recommend anything rational in this guide, but this is perhaps the recommendation that makes the most sense: if you want to mess around with the Android 12 beta but don’t want to install it on your main phone, you should just buy a Google Pixel 4A. It’s only $350 (that’s just $20 more than it costs to fix a broken screen on an iPhone 12 Pro Max) and can work with Google’s latest and greatest software even before it’s released to the public.

You know the Android betas are going to be messy — battery life is going to be bad, there will be lots of bugs, certain apps might not work correctly — so you don’t want to put it on a device you actually need to rely on. Once the beta period is over, the Pixel 4A is a great device for experimenting with the aftermarket ROM world. Get a Pixel 4A and flash those ROMs to your heart’s content.

Google Pixel 4A

  • $349

A very inexpensive smartphone with one of the best cameras for photography you can get on any smartphone at any price.

The Microsoft Surface Duo

6. MICROSOFT SURFACE DUO

THE BEST PHONE FOR MAKING PEOPLE GO “WHOA, IS THAT A PHONE?”

As a phone enthusiast, you already know this harsh truth: the Microsoft Surface Duo is not a good phone. It has an old processor. The camera is worse than any iPhone of the past five years. The battery life is decidedly Not Great. It gets hot doing simple tasks. There are SO MANY software bugs. It’s got a generation-old version of Android. It doesn’t even support wireless charging or NFC payments! Oh yeah, and there’s that questionable build quality to worry about.

But there’s something undeniably cool about the Surface Duo, like it’s a device from the future coming here to bless us in the early 21st century. It’s so thin, it has two screens, the hinge is incredibly neat. Open it up in public and you’re sure to get someone to ask “wow, is that a phone?” which we all know is the ultimate goal here. You can then show them all of its cool features, right after it’s done rebooting itself for the fifth time that day.

Microsoft Surface Duo (unlocked, 128GB)

  • $636
  • $1,400
  • 55% off

Microsoft’s first Android phone was its ambitious foldable Surface Duo. It features two OLED displays, and its high-end design fits in with the greater Surface family of products.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

7. APPLE IPHONE 12 PRO MAX

THE BEST PHONE FOR TELLING YOURSELF THAT YOU DON’T NEED AN ACTUAL CAMERA

For years now we’ve been told that phone cameras are so good that you don’t need an actual camera. The iPhone 12 Pro Max might be the best example of that yet. It’s got a bigger sensor! It’s got three focal lengths! It can shoot video in Dolby Vision HDR!

At the end of the day, it’s still a phone camera and can’t really hold a candle to the image quality or creative control you get with a larger mirrorless camera. But hey, it’s fun to live in that lie and you can totally see the difference between the 12 Pro Max images and other phones. When you blow them up on a big screen. And zoom in.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • $1,099

Apple’s top-of-the-line iPhone 12 Pro Max has a better camera system than you can get in the other iPhone models this year.

Oppo Find X3 Pro

8. OPPO FIND X3 PRO

THE BEST PHONE FOR SAYING “YOU CAN’T GET THIS IN THE US”

Perhaps the ultimate phone flex is pulling a phone out of your pocket that nobody else is going to have. If you’re in the US, the Oppo Find X3 Pro is that phone. It’s got features you can’t get on any American phone and a design you won’t see everywhere, like a microscope camera and softly rounded camera bump. Sure, it won’t really work great on the cellular networks here, importing it is an expensive hassle, and you won’t have any warranty whatsoever. But just think of the envy on your friends’ faces when you tell them they can’t have this phone.

Oppo Find X3 Pro

  • $1,178

Oppo’s Find X3 Pro is the company’s latest flagship and it’s not sold in the US. It has a unique camera system and head-turning design that you won’t see on American phones.

The OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus 9 Pro

9. ONEPLUS 9 PRO

THE BEST PHONE FOR WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT PIXEL PHONES AREN’T GREAT, BUT YOU DON’T WANT A SAMSUNG EITHER

Google’s Pixel phones have such great software and then… mediocre everything else. Samsung phones have incredible hardware but are laden with heavy software and actual ads inside of the stock apps. The OnePlus 9 Pro splits that difference — it has software that’s similar to Google’s on hardware that’s virtually a Samsung with a different logo on it.

The 9 Pro is just what the phone enthusiast ordered: a high-end, bells-and-whistles device with All Of The Specs but none of the cruft.

OnePlus 9 Pro

  • $1,069

The latest flagship phone from OnePlus. It features a 6.7-inch QHD+ display, an adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

10. SAMSUNG Z FLIP 5G

THE BEST WEEKEND PHONE FOR WHEN YOU’RE “DISCONNECTING”

Here comes the weekend, with all of its promises of relaxation and enjoyment. You don’t need a phone that’s going to make you more productive, you need something that’s going to slip into your pocket and won’t distract you with a colorful display unless you absolutely need it to.

The Z Flip 5G is this phone. You can flip it closed to ignore it and then pop it open and have a full smartphone inside, complete with every feature you get on non-flippy phones. You’re making a compromise without really making a compromise, because we all know that you had no intention of actually disconnecting for the weekend.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G

  • $1,200

The Galaxy Z Flip is a folding phone designed to fit a full smartphone easily into your pocket.

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