How To Put An App To Sleep On Galaxy S20

To put an app to sleep on a Galaxy S20 or any smartphone for that matter, means to stop it and all its services from running in the background. Sometimes it is necessary to put an app to sleep, especially if the application in question is using too much battery. There are also apps that even if you seldom use them, they still run in the background. 

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In this post, I will be guiding you on how to put an app to sleep for you to be able to, somehow, conserve battery. I will also be answering some questions that were sent by our readers about this very feature. If you want to learn more about it, continue reading as you may find this article helpful. 

Putting An App To Sleep On Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 6 minutes

Doing this procedure is pretty straightforward and easy but it may make your phone’s battery last longer. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Access Settings. 

    You may pull up the app drawer and tap the Settings icon, or you can simply pull the notification panel down and tap the gear icon.
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  2. Open Device care. 

    Scroll down a little bit to find the option Device care, and once found, tap on it.
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  3. Tap Battery. 

    Putting an app to sleep has an impact on your phone’s battery, so it’s not surprising to see that such an option is placed under Battery.
    galaxy s20 device care battery

  4. Open App power management.

    This is where you can find the option to put an app to sleep.
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  5. Enable the option.

    Tap the toggle switch next to Put unused apps to sleep. Basically, what this feature does is stop the apps and all their services from running if they haven’t been used for a while, and that means a few hours, actually. 
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  • Android 10, One UI 2
  • Galaxy S20

And that’s pretty much how you automatically put an app to sleep on galaxy s20. You just have to enable that option and your phone will take care of the rest.

If you want to know the apps that are currently sleeping, tap Sleeping apps and you should see a list of apps. Should you want to add some apps to the list, just tap Add apps and choose the apps you want to manually put to sleep. 

Or if you want, you can add them to Deep sleeping apps. Anything that’s in that list will only work if you open them. So, it means that they may not receive updates or send notifications. 

If there’s a long list of sleeping apps, it means that your battery can also last longer. 

I hope that this simple guide has been able to help you one way or the other. 

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