Disable or turn off background apps running in Windows 10. Windows 10 is fast and has no performance issues reported by the users so far, but more number of programs you install and use, your precious system resources are taken away by other system processes Windows runs in the background.

While you can’t stop them as they’re necessary for Windows 10 to function, you can certainly turn off or disable unnecessary background apps that are already running on your computer, here is how you can do that.

READ: How to Clear history of Windows 8 Store Apps

UPDATE: In Creators Update, you can able to disable all Windows 10 Apps from running in the background with a single click or choose which apps to run.

  1. Open Settings > Privacy, scroll down on the left and select Background apps
  2. Change Switch to ‘Off’ from ‘On’ under ‘let apps run in the background’.

Stopping background apps in Windows 10 from running

1. Click on Start, select Settings

2. Privacy >Background apps , toggle the button to ‘Off’ for some apps you don’t use often.

Windows 10 background apps running manage option in Privacy Settings

Please note there is a reason for these background apps to run continuously on your system even when you don’t use them, the apps listed in this page receive info, send notifications, and stay up-to-date.

SEE: Turn off or disable Automatic Updates for Store Apps in Windows 10

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And the page also says, turning these background apps off can save power, so let’s just do it to save battery life and gain performance for your computer.