Windows 10, which was released officially by tech giant Microsoft on July 29, comes with a lot of built-in apps. The new operating system lets this type of app as well as Universal apps downloaded from the store to run in the background on your computer by default. This ability allows the apps to stay up-to-date, receive info and send notifications on-screen even when you aren’t using them. However, everything has two sides: a good side and a bad side, or, a positive side and a negative side. Although this feature makes these apps more helpful because since they can give you timely notifications, it can drain your battery juice. It can consume more device resources and may slow down your computer, too.

Luckily, you can turn off or stop these unnecessary background apps from running on your machine quickly and easily. Turning them off is very simple if you know where to look, of course. If you don’t know how to do it, let us help you. Following are three steps that you can follow to disable the background apps in Windows 10 to save battery life and gain performance for your computer. Let’s check out now!

Step 1: Click on Start, open the pop-up Settings window and tap on the Privacy icon

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Tap on the Privacy icon.

Step 2: Click on Background apps which are on the left side. On the right side, you will see a list of apps which can run in the background. From there you simply toggle the button to “Off” for the apps that you don’t use often or the apps that you no longer want running in the background.
Step 3 (optional): Close Settings if you like when finished.  

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Turn off each app to stop it from running in the background on your Windows 10 computer.

That’s all there is to it! Have you done it yet? It’s really simple, isn’t it? Let us know your opinion in the comments below.


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