Stop Apps From Auto Starting on Android

You might have noticed when you boot your Android, some apps getting started automatically. Some apps like Google play services, Amazon MP3 store, Google play store, facebook, etc. runs in the background. Not only that, but it consumes your Internet data too as well as battery. If you are facing slow performance or battery backup issue, you might want to check this out. This might improve your battery backup and phone performance. All you need to do is stop apps from auto starting that you don’t use often.

Here in this article, we will be discussing how to stop apps from auto starting. If you want to know how to stop apps from running on startup Android, check solution below.

Stop Apps From Auto Starting on Android

Some Android smartphones have a built-in feature that allows you to Freeze apps. Some phones allow you to block the app running in the background. Follow the steps to disable the app that you think getting started automatically.

  1. Go to “Settings” > “Applications” > “Application Manager“.
  2. Select app that you want to force stop or freeze
  3. Choose “Stop” or “disable” from there

These apps will be automatically enabled when you open or start using that app. It will not permanently be stopped. This setting option may vary according to a device to device. Try those steps, if you don’t find that option, comment your device with model number & other details below. We will get this sorted out for you.

How to stop apps from auto starting using Android apps

There are some apps like Autostart or startup manager, but they require root access to stop autostarting apps. However there is an app called Startup Manager (Free), that can work on non-rooted devices too. Check below steps to block apps from auto starting using Startup Manager (Free) app.

  1. Download Startup Manager (Free) app from play store.
  2. Open the app, and you will see minus (-) next to the app.
  3. Select the app that you don’t want to run on startup & tap on (-) symbol beside that app
  4. It will load and show you message

stop apps from auto starting

Download and install Startup Manager from Google Play. You can find it by searching for “startup“.
Launch the app and tap the minus (–) next to the apps you don’t want to run at startup. It will show you a message saying that “The item is disabled and will not start with system boot”.

Download Startup Manager (Free) app for android from below.

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Stop Autostart apps using Developer option

There is an option in developer option on all Android smartphone. It says don’t keep activities, means when you leave any app and open another app it will kill previously opened an app. So you will see no background running apps on your device.

  1. Go to “developer options
  2. Navigate to bottom, find “Don’t keep activities” & turn it on
  3. Just below that, find Background process limit, select option according to your device’s performance

Developer Option - Stop Apps running in BackgroundE.g. If you don’t want to run any app in the background, you can select no background process, if you want 1 or 2 app running in the background, you can select accordingly.

We hope this article on how to disable auto start apps in android has helped you. Please share this article if it has helped you. Do share your feedback if you want us to create any other tutorial for you.

Last Updated On: October 5, 2017

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