With oodles of processing power and RAM on modern smartphones, users rarely need to worry about apps or games hogging resources. While apps running in the background hogging resources is not much of an issue on iOS running devices due to the nature of their multi-tasking, it is quite an issue on Android devices. Users can free up considerable amount of resources by simply disabling some unneeded apps and services from starting on boot-up.
How To Disable Startup Apps in Android Phones, Tablets
Note: Before you proceed to the steps below, make sure that you have a rooted Android device.
Head over to the Play Store and install the app Autorun Manager.
Start the app, and provide it with root access when the SuperUser or SuperSu prompt comes up. After providing root access to the app, select the ‘Basic mode’ in the app. If the app shows that ‘No Busybox’ is found, head over to the Play Store and install Busybox Installer.
The app will now display a list of process or apps that automatically start when your phone boots up. There will be a lot of unneeded apps and games here. Simply disable them by tapping them once.
Some apps will have ”!!self restarter!!" written besides them. Disabling these apps from starting up at every boot won’t make much sense since they are coded to always run in the background. Under app settings you can prevent apps to restart automatically.
Under basic mode, you will see the list of all he installed apps which are intended to start at boot.
Even if Autorun Manager kills them(self restarter) on boot up, they will automatically start again. Do not disable some system or anti-theft tracking apps like the Alarm Clock or Lookout. Doing so will hamper how these apps work and your all important morning alarm may not go off, making you miss that meeting!
By using the above method, users should be able to free up considerable amount of resources on their Android devices. Keep in mind that the above tip will be much more effective on previous generation Android devices with low-amount of RAM.