Turn off background apps when you have large resource usage or excessive battery drain on your Windows 11 computer.
If a particular app is hogging a lot of memory for an extended period of time even after being closed or you simply do not want to have an app running in the background.
How to Disable Background Apps on a Per-App Basis
Head to the Start Menu and click on the ‘Settings’ app icon.
You have selected the ‘Apps’ section .
click on the ‘Installed apps’ tile to proceed.
navigate to the app, and click on the ‘ellipsis’ icon. Then, click on the ‘Advanced options’ menu.
On the next screen, go on the drop-down menu and select the ‘Never’ option. It will never let the app run in the background.
You disabled the background app usage.
How to Use Registry Editor to Disable Background App Usage for All Users
If you want to turn off the background app usage for all the apps, you .
First, head to the Start Menu and type Registry Editor . Then, from the search results , tap on the ‘Registry Editor’ tile .
After that, type or copy+paste the below-mentioned location in the address bar .
Afterwards, right-click on the ‘Windows’ key and hover over the ‘New’ option. Then, click on the ‘Key’ option. Then, change the file to AppPrivacy.
Next, right-click on the newly created key and hover over the ‘New’ option, and then go on the menu ’ s ‘DWORD ’ option.
Now, call the file LetAppsRuninBackground and double-click on it to configure.
Finally, change the ‘Value’ field to 2 . After the file is saved, restart your computer to let the changes take effect.
How to Disable ‘High’ Impact Startup Apps
First, head to the start menu and type task Manager to perform a search. Then, from the search results, go to the ‘ Task Manager’ tile.
After that, make sure you have selected the ‘Startup apps’ tabs from the left side.
Now, identify the apps present in the list that are not essential and click to select them. click on the ‘Disable’ option to disable the app.
Once disabled, selected apps will not start in the background.