If you want to know how to stop programs running in the background of Windows 11, read this post. Even if you are not using a program, Windows 11 runs apps in the background to collect information, send notifications, receive updates, etc. And all these software can make Windows 11 perform poorly.

Knowing how to stop background apps on Windows 11 is critical to ensuring good system performance. Because, with task overload, Windows 11 will consume a lot of memory, battery and processor.

In this post, we will guide you through the necessary steps to know how to disable background apps in Windows 11.

How to disable programs running in the background in Windows 11

To make Windows 11 disable background apps, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Apps.
  3. Click Apps & Features.
  1. Click the ellipsis for the application you want to stop running in the background.
  2. Click Advanced Options.
  1. Find the Background App Permissions section.
  2. Expand the options under Let this app run in background.
  3. Select Never.

After following the steps above, Windows 11 will prevent the app from running in the background.


Learn how to turn off background apps in Windows 11 to improve operating system performance, using less RAM and processing power.

So, follow the steps above and let us know in the comments if you were able to check which programs were running in the background and if Windows 11 got faster.

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