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How to Disable Background Apps Windows 11

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Disable Background Apps in the Settings app
1. Launch the Windows Settings app.
2. Click "Apps" on the left sidebar, then "Apps & features."
3. Locate the app, then click the "three-dots" button to the right of the app's name and select "Advanced options."

If the "Advanced options" option is not available, then the app does not support managing its background app permission.

4. Under the section "Background app permissions," select "Never" from the dropdown list.

 

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Disable Background Apps in the Battery Settings
1. Launch the Windows Settings app.
2. Click "System" in the left sidebar.
3. Click "Power & battery" on the right side.
4. Click "Battery usage" under the "Battery" section.
5. Then, in the section "Battery usage by app" locate the app, then click the "three-dots" button to the right of the app's name, and then choose "Manage background activity."

If the "Manage background activity" option is not available, then the app does not support managing its background app permission.

6. Under the section "Background app permissions," select "Never" from the dropdown list.

 

How to Set Up a Mobile Hotspot in Windows 11

Disable Background Apps for all users with Group Policy Editor
1. Enter gpedit.msc into the Run text box by pressing Win + R.
2. Navigate to "Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\App Privacy"
3. Double-click the "Let Windows apps run in the background" policy in the right pane.
4. Select the "Disabled" choice, then select "Apply" and "OK."

 

VideoTutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcDn_9s24LQ

10 Replies
This is great and thank you for the information. But like in Win 10 is there a way to disable all background apps instead of having to do it individually on every application?

Thanks,
T

in the latest update of windows 11 this is impossible to find the background app @ammarjaved 

On should go through all 15o+ of their apps like this? It was much easier in Windows 10. What a piece of Sht@ammarjaved 

@David1826 Disable Background Apps for all users with Group Policy Editor
1. Enter gpedit.msc into the Run text box by pressing Win + R.
2. Navigate to "Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\App Privacy"
3. Double-click the "Let Windows apps run in the background" policy in the right pane.
4. Select the "Disabled" choice, then select "Apply" and "OK."

@rohan4655 that is definitely an option. But that only works with PRO windows versions and not home versions.

@TIMORLANG  You can enable even in the Home Edition. Go to this URL: https://www.itechtics.com/enable-gpedit-windows-10-home/

@akshayasimha That's great, Thanks. I didn't know that was possible. It will come in very handy.

& just for clarity and hopefully to help someone. :cool: This is where the App Privacy list is on a Windows 11 pc.

 

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > App Privacy

 

Thanks for this!!

@rohan4655 please guide me to install gped.msc

 

 

Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\BackgroundAccessApplications" -Name "GlobalUserDisabled" -Value 1

 

@kamal267  Run This in Powershell :cool: