Windows 10 Tutorials 99 – How to Turn On or Off Background Apps

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of this new operating system by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off background apps updates in Windows 10.

Apps in Windows 10 run in the background to keep the information updated and check for latest activity associated with that app. These apps run in the background once you switch on the PC and if required they will use your Internet bandwidth as well.

When you launch an app for the first time, you will be asked to allow it to run in background. These apps often consume lot of memory and may slow down your PC.

How to Turn On or Off Background Apps in Windows 10:

  1. Open the Settings app, and click on the Privacy option.
  2. From the options on the left hand side, click on Background apps.
  3. On the right side panel browse for the app you want to turn the background updates on or off.
  4. Push the toggle next to the app right in order to turn the setting On (it will turn blue).
  5. To turn in Off push the toggle left.

How to Turn On or Off Background Apps

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