Saturday, July 27, 2013
How to Stop the Apps Running in Background on Windows Phone 8
In this post, we will see how can you block unwanted applications running in background on your phone. Sometimes you don't want any app on your phone running in background and want to stop or kill it. Microsoft Windows Phone 8 comes with app settings where you can specify permission for individual application to allow it to remain active in background or not.
Here are the steps to block an application to perform background tasks.
Step 1: Go to 'SETTINGS' screen by tapping on 'SETTINGS' tile or from application menu.
|Tap on 'SETTINGS' tile|
|Swipe Left to applications screen and tap on background task|
|Block WhatsApp app on Nokia Lumia 820|
Step 5: Tap on 'block' button as shown in the screenshot and you are done. Now you will see a screen as shown in the following screenshot.
|WhatsApp is now blocked|
To unblock or allow the application to run in background, you follow the same steps to reach the 'Background Tasks' screen for an application and check "Turn background tasks back for this app the next time I open it" . Once you do that and launch the application again, it will again be able to perform background tasks and will show the status as 'allowed' in background tasks screen.
Tags: FAQ , Microsoft , Nokia , Nokia Lumia 820 , Tips And Tricks , Tutorials , WhatsApp , Windows Phone 8
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