One of the biggest things Microsoft has done with the Windows 10 are the Universal Apps. They are better than the conventional desktop softwares in many ways. One thing of our concern today is the fact that these apps continue to run in the background and do drain some amount of battery and RAM. They also have the ability to send push notifications. So, Microsoft has once again fused the smartphone shenanigans to its operating system.
It may concern most of us because these background apps consume your battery. This may be a problem if you are using a tablet or a laptop on the go. It’s wise and easy to manage these background apps to get the most out of your device.
Managing the background apps in Windows 10
The most efficient and easiest method to manage your apps is the battery saver feature the Windows has newly introduced. Click here to learn all about it. You can get access to it by typing ‘Battery Saver” in the Search Box on the Taskbar and then clicking the first result. In the System window, click on the ‘Battery Usage.’ You’ll have a long list of apps that have consumed your battery in various proportions. If you want to manage these apps, just click on the “Change Background App Settings.” A long list will again appear. From here, you can choose which app will be allowed to run in the background.
But, the Battery Saver will turn on itself by default when your battery drops down below 20 percent. This means, all your background apps will be closed and the screen will be adjusted appropriately. But, you can customize which app you want to run always, even in the Battery Saver mode. You can do that by going to the ‘Battery Saver Settings.’ In the new window, you’ll see the slider, below that you’ll see the heading of ‘Always Allowed.’ Tap on the ‘Add an app’ plus icon to add an app that will always be running always, irrespective to the Battery Saver’s effect.