How to stop services, processes and background apps on Android

Some apps can pretend that they are shutting down but in fact they stay active in the background and continue sending data, wasting battery or even showing your status as “online”. That is why you may want to manually stop some processes or services on your Android device. 

How to stop a service or a process on Android

Go to SettingsMoreApplication Manager.

app manager android

Select Running tab. (You can also switch between Cached processes and Services in use).

Select a service (or background process) you wish to stop:

select service or process

Press Stop button:

stop service on Android

Some services use several processes. So you can stop one or more:

stop process on Android

Note! Some processes are able to automatically restart. So it is possible that you notice it running again after a while.