How to Stop Universal Windows Platform Apps from Running in Background | Windows 10 Tutorial
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How to Stop Universal Windows Platform Apps from Running in Background | Windows 10 Tutorial


Hello friends and welcome again to our channel,
“The Teacher”. This video is about, how to stop Universal
Windows Platform Apps from running in the background. If you have not notice yet, then let me tell
you that most of the UWP apps automatically runs in the background, even after you close
them. Open the Task Manager by right-clicking on
the Taskbar and then click Details Tab. Click the Status column to sort the entire
list according to their status. Here you can see many apps are in the Suspended
status. So, what does that means? In Windows 10, the Universal Apps behave differently
than the regular applications. For instance, if you minimize a regular windows
app then it still be consuming your battery in the background, whereas UWP apps try to
preserve the battery by putting the unused apps in the suspended status. So, why Windows just doesn’t close them
instead of putting them in the Suspended Status. If you are running Windows 10 from a while,
then you might have notice that Windows deliver notifications for various application right
away in the Action Center as soon as they arrive, like Alarm, Calendar Events, Messages
from People App, New Mail Notification or even updates the Live Tiles in the Start Menu. But for any reasons, if you want to stop these
apps running from the background, then you can follow these steps. Open the Settings window from the Start Menu
and then click Privacy. From the Privacy windows scroll down the left
side pane and then click Background Apps. As you can read on top that you can choose
from which Apps you want to receive info and send notifications and turning them off can
help you to conserve the battery power. So, you can toggle the on / off switch to
either enable or disable that particular app to run in the background. But always keep in mind that turning off an
app means you won’t get any future updates from that app. For instance, if you use Mail and Alarm app
on a regular basis then you must not turn them off else you will not receive any alarm
notification and you will not be notified when a new mail will arrive. Another way of stopping background app from
running is to use Battery Saver mode, if you are using a Laptop or Notebook. Open the Settings window from the Start Menu
and then click System. Click Battery Saver from the left side pane
and turn on the battery saver mode and Windows will instantly limit the background activity
and push notifications to increase the battery life. I hope you will find this video informative
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