In the previous article, we discussed how to disable background applications in Android. But disabling the applications does not guarantee that they will not start again after a while, and if you restart the device, this will reduce to nothing all your efforts. All because some applications have an auto start function and are launched together with the system. In this article, we will take a look at several ways of how to disable startup programs on Android. The system does not have built-in tools to disable startup programs, so we need a special application and ROOT-rights.
BootManager is a module for Xposed Framework, which allows you to easily and conveniently control the startup list. To use it you need to have the superuser (ROOT) rights and to install the program Xposed Installer.
Procedure for installing the BootManager:
You can also download BootManager from Google Play, but you will still have to activate it and reboot the system.
Then start BootManager, it will scan the application on the device and give you the list. How to disable startup programs in Android? In the opened list, select the programs you would like to disable, and just click on them. The selected programs will be highlighted in red – this means that startup for them is turned off, therefore, they won’t be started up the next time you switch on the device.
It should be also mentioned that the free version of the program shows only the applications that you have installed. The list of system applications can be seen only in the paid version of the program.
It is not difficult to disable autostart apps on Android: you just need to tap the desired application in the list. Disabled applications will be highlighted in red.
Greenify is one of the best programs to remove the applications from the background and limit their startup. You can use Greenify without ROOT access, but in this case, the applications will have to be disabled manually every time, and there is a convenient widget for it. If your device has superuser privileges, the startup will be switched off automatically.
Click on the plus sign at the bottom of the screen and select the application you would like to disable from the list, then press the checkmark button and confirm the selection. Background activity and startup of the selected applications will be disabled until they are needed again. When you need these applications, just use them as usual, and Greenefy will disable them again after using, clearing the random access memory from background processes. The paid version of the application sends you push notifications from the dormant programs.
Autostarts is one of the most time-tested programs to disable startup applications. Xposed is not required for the use of this program, and at the same time, it has much more capabilities than BootManager. Autostarts gives you control over all processes, even the system ones, that makes use of this application more complicated, therefore, we advise not to install it unless you are an advanced user. The program also requires ROOT rights.
After the installation, Autostarts will scan all system and user applications for startup and generate a list of events that launch the applications. Each row contains an information icon, clicking on which opens the list of applications that will run if the event happens. Click on any process, and you will get brief information about it and a button for disabling the start up. The names of the applications with the disabled startup will be dashed.
There is another good program – AutoStart – No root, which gives you the ability to disable startup applications without obtaining ROOT rights. This program’s principle of operation is similar to the previous one, however, it can’t deal with system software.
If the speed of your device is not satisfying due to a large number of installed applications, it will definitely increase if you set the startup right. Also, disabling startup positively affects the duration of the battery life.
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