Windows 11 comes with some extra pre-installed apps, which are always run in the background, and it drains battery power, burdens the system, and wastes Wi-Fi bandwidth or your mobile data. Also, apps downloaded from the Microsoft Store will run in the background. These may slow down your system because these apps can download data and show notifications even if you don’t use them.
Suppose you are Windows 11 user and don’t know how to disable all the background running apps. Then don’t worry; in this blog, we are talking about stopping all the background apps in Windows 11.
4 Ways to Disable Background Apps in Windows 11
- Disable By using Battery Settings.
- Modify Windows Settings App.
- Disable by using Group Policy Editor.
- Use Windows Registry.
1. Disable By using Battery Settings
You can easily disable the background apps in Windows 11 using Battery Settings. Follow our given steps to disable the Background Apps.
- Open the settings in Windows 11, and click on the “System” option on the left sidebar.
- Select “Power & battery” option.
- Under the “Battery” section, click on the “Battery usage”.
- Now, locate the “Battery usage by app” option in the app, then click on the three-dot section on the right side.
- After that, choose the “Manage background activity”.
- Under the Background app permission section, select “Never” from the dropdown.
2. Modify Windows Settings App
Suppose you want to disable the background apps on Windows 11 by using Windows settings apps. Then, follow these steps.
- Open your Windows settings by pressing the Windows key + I key.
- Next, select the Apps section on the left side and click on Apps & features.
- Now, choose the application that you want to disable on Windows 11.
- After that, click the three-dot on the right side of the app you want to choose and select Advanced options.
- In the Advanced options screen, select Background apps permissions, then expand the dropdown menu.
- Now, Select Never options, then click the close settings section.
After that, these settings will disable your background application.
3. Disable by using Group Policy Editor
In this step, you use Group Policy Editor to Disable the Background Apps in Windows 11. If you use multiple accounts on your PC, you need to disable background apps for all users. So, follow the below steps.
- Open the Run box by pressing Windows + R and type gpedit.msc then enter.
- Navigate to ” Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Apps Privacy” in the Local Group Policy Editor.
- Double click on the “Let Windows apps run in the background” in the right side window.
- Select the Disable option, click on ‘Apply’, and click ‘OK’.
After that, your background application will be disabled.
4. Use Windows Registry
Windows Registry is a database to store low-level details about Windows processes. So, you can disable the background apps in Windows 11 by using Windows Registry. Follow step by step these methods.
- Open the Run Box by pressing the Windows + R keys and typing Regedit, then click the enter button.
- Navigate “Computer/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Policies/Microsoft/Windows/Apps Privacy” in the Windows Registry editor.
- If you don’t find the App Privacy, you need to right-click on the windows and click select New, then click Key and rename it as AppPrivacy.
- Now, right-click on the windows, then select New and DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Next, rename it as ‘LetAppsRunlnBackground’, then double click on it.
- Now, type 2 and click on the OK section in the value data.
- After that, restart your computer. If you want to revert these changes, you can easily change them by deleting the LetAppsRunInBackground keys.