Windows 10: Does it matter if I deactivate background apps in Windows 10?

Discus and support Does it matter if I deactivate background apps in Windows 10? in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Does it have any disadvantages? Would like to do it to reduce the load on my PC. Is that helpful? TIA Ist es egal wenn ich Hintergrund Apps bei in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by eliqs10, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. eliqs10 Win User

    Does it matter if I deactivate background apps in Windows 10?


    Does it have any disadvantages?

    Would like to do it to reduce the load on my PC. Is that helpful?

    TIA

    :)
     
    eliqs10, Jun 28, 2020
    #1

  2. Background applications

    Hi Robert,

    We understand that you don't want some apps to run on the background of your computer. What we suggest is to
    control which apps are allowed to run in the background. To see which apps have permission, just follow the below steps:

    • Open the Start menu or Start screen and select “Settings.”
    • Click or tap the “Privacy” icon in the Settings.
    • Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select “Background apps.”
    • You’ll see a list of apps that have permission to run in the background with an “On/Off” toggle.
    Just bear in mind that, apps normally run in the background to update their live tiles, download new data, and receive notifications. If you want an app to continue performing these functions, you should allow it to continue running in
    the background.

    Feel free to update us with the results.
     
    Michelle Vil, Jun 28, 2020
    #2
  3. Photos app hogging resources in background

    Ian, this suggestion was posted on my other thread:

    We understand that not all of users are using the Photos app on Windows 10, if not very often. If you don't want this app to be running on background when not in use, there is a way you can turn this
    off. Kindly follow the steps provided below:


    • In Cortana, type Privacy Settings
      and press Enter.
    • Look for Background apps.
    • Look for Photos in the list.
    • Flip the switch to Off.
    • Restart your computer.

    After you restart your computer, you can check if the Photos app is still running in background. You can use these steps to turn off any running background applications as it is not limited to Photos
    app alone. In this way, you can conserve a lot of power and process allowance.


    I just followed these instructions, and now have to wait to see if it works. I'm hoping it solves your problem, too!
     
    BarryG_961, Jun 28, 2020
    #3
  4. Jomel Ber Win User

    Does it matter if I deactivate background apps in Windows 10?

    Apps only run as background pocesses

    Hi Carmine,

    To manage background apps in Windows 10, you can follow these steps:

    • Go to Start menu and select Settings.
    • Click on Privacy on the Settings window.
    • Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select Background apps.
    • You’ll see a list of apps that have permission to run in the background with an
      On/Off toggle.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Thank you.
     
    Jomel Ber, Jun 28, 2020
    #4
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