How To Turn OFF Background Apps On OnePlus 5

How To Turn OFF Background Apps On OnePlus 5

Some users of the OnePlus 5 have complained that their battery drains quickly, this is because of the apps that are still running in the background. Most of the time, popular apps like email, social networking sites like Facebook and daily lifestyle apps continue to run in the background even when you are not using them which makes your phone to run slow and affects your OnePlus 5 battery life.

Most of these applications, especially when you set them on auto-update will consume your data bandwidth and battery life. It’s always better to manually update these apps when you want to, this will make sure you get the best out of your battery life and data.

For new Android users who will like to know how they can close and switch off background apps on the OnePlus 5, I’ll explain below.

How can I Close Background Applications?


  1. Power on your OnePlus 5
  2. Click on the Recent apps icon from the home screen
  3. Tap on Active apps icon
  4. Click on End next to the required application or better still, you can select End all
  5. If asked, Select OK


How to Close and Deactivate Background Data for All Services:


  1. Power on your OnePlus 5
  2. Locate Settings and click on Data usage
  3. Open the context menu by clicking the three dots placed in the upper corner of the screen
  4. Unmark “Auto sync data”
  5. Choose Ok


Deactivating Background Data for Gmail and Other Google Services:


  1. Power on your OnePlus 5
  2. Click on the settings menu and locate and click on Accounts
  3. Select Google
  4. Click on the name of your account
  5. Unmark the Google services you will like to deactivate in the background


Deactivating Background Data for Twitter:


  1. Switch on your OnePlus 5
  2. Click on Settings, locate Accounts and select it
  3. Click on Twitter
  4. Unmark “Sync Twitter”


Facebook Requires You to Deactivate Their Background Data From Their Menu, Follow These Tips:



  1. Switch on your OnePlus 5
  2. Locate the Facebook settings menu
  3. Click on “Refresh Interval”
  4. Click on Never