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How to Enable or Disable Auto-starting Apps in Android

It happens with every Android smartphone. When you buy a new smartphone, then it works really fast, and the execution speed of your mobile surprises you. And as usual, you start downloading and installing the app. After some time, your mobile speed becomes slow. Your mobile starts hanging, and your apps become responding too late. The main reason for this is running too many apps in the background. You can resolve this issue by disabling the Android auto start app. This article will show you how you can achieve that. So keep reading to find out more.

What is auto-start in Apps: Enable or Disable?

It is a function in certain apps that allow the application to run automatically when the phone reboots. Many apps have this functionality, but you have to enable the option from the settings. Usually, the utility apps start with the reboot of the system. That is due to built-in functionality. Ad your phone needs the utility apps for better user experience. If utility apps do not auto-start, then manual loading of utility apps takes time, which is rather not user-friendly. You can put an auto-start function in almost every app.

How to enable auto-start in an app on Android?

You need to follow the steps.

  • Pull out your mobile phone.
  • Open the screen lock by your preferred method.
  • You need to go to settings. It will be a wheel icon with settings written under it.
  • You need to look for a build number option in the settings.
  • Now, choose the developer.
  • After that, you need to choose the running services.
  • It will open the list of apps.
  • You will need to tap on the app for enabling auto-start.
  • After that, you must reboot your mobile phone.
  • The app will start automatically on your phone.
  • Now, you have successfully enabled auto-start for an app.

Methods to disable Android auto start app

You can disable auto-start in an app by using six methods. We will tell the detail gradually.

Method 1: For devices on Marshmallow

You need to follow the steps.

  • You need to open settings.
  • Scroll down to About phone and tap on it.
  • Now, look for the builder number option and tap on it.
  • Now, choose the developer and tap on it.
  • After that, you need to select running services.
  • It will show apps that are starting automatically.
  • Now, tap on the app for disabling the auto start.
  • The app will not start automatically.

Method 2: For device running an older system

You need to follow the steps.

  • Pull out your mobile phone.
  • Open the screen lock.
  • Now, you need to tap on the settings.
  • After that, you must tap on the apps.
  • It will show the list of running apps.
  • Now, you need to select and app.
  • After that, you will have two options—stop or force start.
  • You need to select the stop option.
  • It will stop the auto-start.

Method 3: Turning off the Doze feature

Turning off the Doze feature

You need to follow the steps.

  • Pull out your mobile phone.
  • Open screen lock.
  • Now, you must tap on the settings.
  • After that, you need to select the battery.
  • Then you need to choose battery optimization.
  • After that, you need to tap on “not optimized.”
  • It will show the list of app.
  • Now, you need to select “all apps.”
  • After that, you need to choose the app.
  • Now, you need to select “optimized.”
  • After the tap, you will be done.

Method 4: Kill auto-start apps via developer option

Kill auto-start apps via developer option

You need to follow the steps.

  • Pull out your mobile phone.
  • Open the screen lock.
  • Now, you need to select settings.
  • In the settings, you need to select “about phone.”
  • Now, you need to tap several times on the builder number until it says, “You are now a developer.”
  • Now, go to the developer option.
  • After that, you need to select “No background process” from the next screen.
  • After the tap, you will be done.

Method 5: Utilizing a startup manager on rooted devices

You need to follow the steps.

  • Open your mobile phone.
  • You need to go to the play store.
  • After that, you need to download a startup manager.
  • After the installation, you need to open the startup manager.
  • You will see the list of apps in the startup manager.
  • Now, choose the app and disable auto-start.

Method 6: Use startup auditor to disable apps at boot.

You need to follow the steps.

  • You need to the open play store and download a startup auditor.
  • After the installation, you must open the startup auditor.
  • Now, you need to open “all apps” in startup auditor.
  • After that, you must choose the app for disabling auto start.
  • You will be provided with the option of “startup disable.”
  • Tap on that.
  • After that, you need to tap on “keep disable.”
  • After the tap, you will be done.

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Frequently asked questions

Q1: How can I set the auto-start app in Android?

Ans: You need to follow the steps.

  • Open your phone.
  • You need to tap on settings.
  • Now, you must scroll down to tap about.
  • Now, you must locate the builder number.
  • You need to tap seven times on the builder number.
  • After that, tap on running services.
  • Now, tap on the app you do not want running.
  • Now, tap stop.

Q2: What is Auto Start in the app?

Ans: It is a function that enables the app to run automatically when your mobile phone reboots. You do not need to run the app manually. You can always disable auto-start from the settings.

Q3: How do I stop apps from draining my Android Battery?

Ans: You can do the following.

  • Check which apps are draining your battery.
  • Uninstall apps.
  • Never manually close apps.
  • Remove unnecessary widgets from the home screen.
  • Turn on Airplane Mode in low-signal areas.
  • Go Airplane Mode at bedtime.
  • Turn off notifications.
  • Don’t let apps wake your screen.

Q4: What is the auto-start app?

Ans: It is an app that starts automatically when the mobile phone reboots. An auto-start app runs in the background.

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