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How To Turn OFF Background App On Android 6.0 Marshmallow

If your smartphone is operating on Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been running slow and the battery is dying fast, it could be because of all the extra apps running in the background. When your email, social networking and daily lifestyle apps search the Internet on a regular basis trying to update these apps, it doesn’t help your smartphone that much. All these applications searching the web for new emails, and updates use a lot of bandwidth and battery life; slowing down the smartphone. It’s a much better idea to just update these apps manually on your own to save the battery life on your smartphone when running the Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system.


For those who have just started using the Android operating system and want to know how to close and turn off background apps on your smartphone, we’ll explain below.


How to close background applications on Android 6.0:

  1. Turn on your smartphone
  2. Select the Recent apps button from the home screen
  3. Select the Active apps icon
  4. Select End next to the required application. Alternatively, select End all
  5. If prompted, Select OK


How to disable background data for Gmail and other Google services:

  1. Turn on your smartphone
  2. From the settings menu, select Accounts
  3. Select Google
  4. Select the name of your account
  5. Uncheck the Google services you wish to disable in the background



How to close and disable background data for all services on Android 6.0:

  1. Turn on your smartphone
  2. Go to settings and select, Data usage
  3. Open the context menu by tapping the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen
  4. Uncheck “Auto sync data”
  5. Select Ok


How to disable background data for Twitter:

  1. Turn on your smartphone
  2. From the settings menu select Accounts
  3. Select Twitter
  4. Uncheck “Sync Twitter”


Facebook requires you to disable background data from their own menus, follow these instructions:

  1. Turn on your smartphone
  2. Go to the Facebook settings menu
  3. Select “Refresh Interval”
  4. Select Never


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David Williams

May 21, 2016

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