1.    22 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Posts : 636
    W10 FCU & W10 Insider

    Background apps are they needed

    Have an Asus transformer T100taf that is having battery problems. After a full charge and doing a shutdown, the battery is drained overnight. Battery usage info does not show a problem with the biggest user being the screen.(turns off with shutdown) After chasing this problem for several weeks, found a solution. I have turned off all background apps and leave them off. I see no apparent loss of function or performance. I assume they are in the background so as to give a faster start up of a particular app? I "think" that what might be happening is that wifi is still on?? updates are checking/installing, scans etc. I further assumed that when you did a shutdown, it meant just that?? Since I did this ~2 weeks ago, battery might loose 1-2% overnight. What am I missing that MS thinks these apps need to be turned on?
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  2.    22 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 422
    Windows 10

    I simply went down the list of Background Apps, around 55 in all, and switched them all Off.
    I switched On - Mail, People, Settings, Weather and that's all.
    Mail and Weather I have Live Tiles so obviously they need to be On.

    It's entirely your choice, what you don't want/use obviously Off.

    Being Off won't stop you using any of those Apps, just stops pointless junk running in the background.
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