Change background app settings

Find out how to enable or disable an app's ability to run in the background on your device.

  1. From the Start screen, swipe to the left.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Tap System.
  4. Tap Battery saver.
  5. Tap Battery use.
  6. Tap Change background app settings.
  7. Tap the switch next to the desired app to On or Off.

The app has been allowed to or forbidden from running in the background.

Last updated: 8/1/2019
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