How to Turn OFF Background Apps On Essential PH1

In this article, we will show you how to disable background apps on your Essential PH1. This procedure is used to solve battery saving problems, or slow performance on your phone. Running background applications take up your memory, and therefore, your battery, without your knowledge since you are usually not aware that these applications keep running in the background. We will show you in step-by-step instructions below how to deactivate background applications on your Essential PH1.

Stopping Background Applications

  1. Switch on your Essential PH1
  2. Select Recent apps from your phone’s home screen
  3. Tap on Active apps
  4. Tap the End button following the application you want to close. Or select End all
  5. Selec OK to confirm

Closing and Disabling All Data Usage in the Background

  1. Power your Essential PH1 on
  2. Access Settings and tap on Data usage
  3. Select the more options menu
  4. Uncheck the “Auto sync data” option
  5. Select Ok to confirm

Turning Off Background Data for Google Apps

  1. Turn your Essential PH1 device on
  2. Select Accounts from the Settings
  3. Tap on Google
  4. Choose your account name
  5. Uncheck any or all of the Google services you choose

Disabling Twitter Background Data

  1. Power on your Essential PH1
  2. Select Accounts from the Settings menu
  3. Tap on Twitter
  4. Deselect “Sync Twitter”

Turning Off Facebook Background Data

  1. Power on your Essential PH1
  2. Proceed to the settings menu in Facebook
  3. Tap on “Refresh Interval”
  4. Select Never

By following the steps above, you have now successfully disabled background data for all or selected applications on your Essential PH1. By doing so, you save up on battery life and have more memory for running applications you want to use currently.

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