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How To Turn Off Background Apps in 30 Seconds on Firestick/Android

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This tutorial will show you How to Turn off Background Apps on Firestick, Fire TV, and Android.

Turning off background apps is a great way to speed up your device and ensure smooth playback when using Streaming Apps and more.

The app we will use to disable background apps on our device is called Background Apps & Process List.


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This application is available within the Amazon App Store if you are using a Firestick or Fire TV.

If you are using an Android Device, you can install this application from the Google Play Store.

Background Apps and Process List – Google Play Store

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Background Apps & Process List shows you all apps currently running in the background of your device and lets you easily stop them.

Doing so will help speed up your device for smoother playback and less buffering when streaming.

For these reasons and more, we have included Background Apps & Process List as one of TROYPOINT’s Best Firestick Apps.

TROYPOINT TIP: We suggest watching the video guide below that will explain how to install and use the Background Apps & Process List.

This video also explains 3 other helpful tips to speed up your Firestick or Fire TV.

The guide below will show you How to Install Background Apps & Process List on a Fire TV Stick 4k.

However, these steps will also work for any Android device using Google Play.

How to Turn Off Background Apps – Video Tutorial

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Install Background Apps & Process App

1. On the home screen of your Firestick/Fire TV, hover over the search icon on the left side of the menu.

On the home screen of your Firestick/Fire TV, hover over the search icon on the left side of the menu.

2. Search for and Select Background Apps & Process List

select background apps and process list

3. Choose the Background Apps & Proccess List app

choose background apps and process list

4. Click Get or Download

click get or download

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5. Wait for the app to install

wait for app to install

6. You will then encounter app Ready to launch message

app ready to launch message

7. Click Open

click open

That’s it! Installation is now complete.

Use the guide below to learn how to use the Background Apps & Process List.

How To Turn Off Background Apps on Firestick

Use the steps below to turn off background apps on your Fire TV device.

Upon launching Background Apps & Process List, you will encounter the app home screen.

The best way to speed up our device is by force closing any running apps you are not using.

1. Click Close All Apps

click close all apps

2. This will then open App Settings of any apps that are currently running. Click Force Close and then click back.

click force stop

3. You will then be directed to the next app that is running. Click force close again and continue doing this until all apps have been closed.

click force close again

4. When this is completed you will return to the Background Apps & Process list app and notice no running applications.

no running applications

NOTE: If you are an IPVanish user, we suggest not force closing this app to ensure you stay connected when streaming and using your device.


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Background Apps & Process List Details

Closing running apps on your Firestick or Fire TV is a fabulous way to eliminate buffering when using Streaming Apps & APK’s.

For more tips and tricks to reduce buffering, we suggest our popular Firestick buffering guide:

How To Stop Buffering on Firestick/Fire TV

Oftentimes, buffering issues on your device are due to slow internet speed. The best way to check this is with Analiti Speed Test.

Firestick and Fire TV users can also easily side-load APK’s for Free Movies and TV Shows to their device:

Best APK’s for Movies and TV Shows with No Buffering

For more popular APKs and other streaming options, check out these tutorials below.

If you are looking for the best Live TV apps and services, refer to our IPTV guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you Turn Off Background Apps on Firestick?

The best way to turn off running apps in the background of your Firestick is by installing Background Apps & Process List.

What Happens when you Turn Off Background Apps?

Users will experience less lag on their device and faster streaming when using apps and APK’s.

Should I Turn Off Background Apps?

Yes. This is a great way to ensure your device is running smoothly and to its full ability.

Can I Turn off Background Apps on Firestick?

Yes, this guide will show you How to Turn off Background apps with an easy-to-use application.

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