Save Your Phone's Battery and Data By Turning This Setting Off Here's how to easily stop background apps from sapping your phone's battery and data.

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Many smartphone users have grappled with whether to close their background apps or not. Some people say yes, clearing the background apps boosts your phone’s performance and saves your data. Others, including executives with Apple and Google’s Android team, say no, background apps don’t take up enough of your phone’s resources to affect its performance. 

Save Your Phone's Battery and Data By Turning This Setting Off
                        Here's how to easily stop background apps from sapping your phone's battery and data.

You might be surprised to learn that both can be true. While background apps may not use your phone’s resources on their own, Android phones and iPhones will refresh background apps periodically by default. This uses your phone’s battery and your data. By stopping background apps from refreshing, you can conserve your battery and data, making closing background apps unnecessary.

Here’s how to stop your background apps from refreshing, helping your battery last longer and saving your data.

Stop background apps from refreshing on iPhone

If you have an iPhone, here’s how to stop background apps from refreshing.

1. Open Settings.

2. Tap General.

3. Tap Background App Refresh.

4. Tap Background App Refresh again.

Here you can choose to turn background refreshing Off, limit background apps to refresh when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, or allow background apps to refresh on Wi-Fi & cellular data.

If you select Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi & cellular data, you can also select which apps can refresh in the background. For that, follow the first three steps above. Then you should see a list of apps near the bottom of the page and select which can refresh in the background.

Stop background apps from refreshing on Android

If you have an Android device, here’s how to stop background apps from refreshing.

1. Open Settings.

2. Tap Network & internet.

3. Tap Data saver.

4. Toggle Use data saver on.

Data saver will stop background apps from using data unless your phone is connected to Wi-Fi. Some apps you’re actively using might not load things like images, unless you tap on the image, which can be annoying. You can tap Unrestricted data just below Use data saver, and this lets you choose three apps to have unrestricted data access even with Data saver on. 

You can also allow certain apps to use background data. Here’s how.

1. Open Settings.

2. Tap Network & internet.

3. Tap Mobile network.

4. Tap App data usage.

5. Tap the app you want.

6. Toggle Background data on. 

Now you can decide what apps refresh in the background, potentially saving your battery and data.

For more phone tips, check out how to clear your iPhone’s cache, how to clear your Android’s cache and how to clean your phone’s screen.





Source from www.cnet.com

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