Continue Running Background Apps When Google Chrome is Closed

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Methods to see those running applications

Now let’s see which all application is updating itself in the background: 

This process applies to Android users. 

  • Go to settings
  • Click on about phone 
  • You can find a build number click on build number for 7 times 
  • Now go back and click on developer options.
  • Running services in developer options would give you applications that are currently running in the background.

For IOS users 

  • Go to settings
  • Click General
  • You will find background application refresh, and you can find the applications that are running in the background.

Background refresh is automatically turned off when the phone is in low power mode.

Examples of Use

Web apps and sites can use Chrome’s background feature in all kinds of ways. A Gmail extension may use the functionality to alert you of new messages even when Gmail itself isn’t open. A link safety scanner might want to scan search results in the background, or an offline tool might want to cache documents in the background should your Internet connection go down. Other examples of background apps include utilities which pre-render Web pages so they load quicker when you visit them and tools for notifying you of upcoming events in your schedule.

Author: Sergey Tkachenko

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Stop and Disable Android apps running in the background

To disable an app, go to Settings > Application
  • To disable an app, go to Settings > Applications > Application Manager. Tap on the culprit app and press the “Disable” button to put a stop to it. To remove the app for good, you can simply press the “Uninstall” button in the Application info window.
  • In case you want to stop apps running in the background, simply tap on the “recent apps” navigation button and swipe the app card left or right to force stop it.

Disabling Background Activity

If Chrome is closed but there are background pages or apps still running on your PC, this is indicated with a Chrome icon in the notification area of the Windows Taskbar. To stop all Chrome activity, right-click this icon and quit the program. To prevent background pages and apps from running in the first place open up the advanced section of the Chrome Settings page and uncheck the box with the “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed” label. This prevents all extensions and apps from operating whenever Chrome itself isn’t running on the system.

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