Prevent Your Phone App from Running in the Background

How to Prevent Your Phone App from Running in the Background

In Windows 10, the Your Phone app runs in the background. When you linked your phone with Windows 10 using the app, this allows it to deliver notifications and forward calls from your mobile device to the computer.

Your Phone App Story

The Your Phone app allows linking your Android phone and PC to view and reply to text messages quickly, access notifications and installed apps right on your PC. Recent Your Phone App updates brought the ability to receive and make calls right from your PC and transfer them between your devices forth and back. The app supports deleting images stored on the Phone, and copy documents between your phone and PC with drag and drop. For Insiders, Your Phone also allows linking multiple phones to one PC.

The app requires Android version 7.0 or above to establish the link between devices.

When an app runs in the background, it consumes power. This can be critical for devices with battery power. In this situation, you may want to prevent Your Phone from running in the background. This can be done in a few steps.

To Prevent Your Phone App from Running in the Background,

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Click on Privacy.Windows 10 Privacy In Settings
  3. Click on Background apps on the left side.Windows 10 Settings Privacy Background Apps
  4. On the right, scroll down the list of installed apps to locate Your Phone.
  5. Turn off the toggle option for preventing the Your Phone app from running in the background at the right of its name.Windows 10 Prevent Your Phone App From Running In The Background

That's how you can disable Your Phone from running in the background.

You could also notice a toggle option called Background apps at the top of the page. It can be used to stop all your apps at once from having the background activity.

Windows 10 Disable Background Apps

However, be careful with this option, as you may miss some important notifications from the apps you use. If you don't rely on Store apps, you can try to disable the option and see how it is going for you. You can revert the change at any moment of time.

Author: The MFTNEXT Team

The MSFTNEXT project is a small team of authors who love to engage with the latest technology and gadgets. Being passionate Windows bloggers, we are happy to help others fix their system issues.

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