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[Tutorial] How to Control Background Running Apps in MIUI

2018-07-17 04:36:47
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Hello Mi Fans,
Managing background running apps is one of the most useful features of MIUI. It was not an easy task before when we had no control over background running apps. Most of the time unnecessary apps misuse system space and keep running in the background, and sometimes we miss important notifications because the app is not running in the background. To manage this and make everything friendly, MIUI brings the background running apps managing feature.

You can manage which apps will auto start and which apps will not. You can also lock apps in the recent task list to keep the apps always running. There is another option to manage app background restriction while battery saver is on. Let's start…

1. MIUI Autostart
Some apps may incorrectly indicate that MIUI has prevented them to start in background, or apps stopped their background activity after a certain time of locking the screen or push notifications are not instantly coming after cleaning the RAM. Then just follow the below steps to solve this problem.
  • Open Settings
  • Go to Permissions
  • Go to Autostart
  • Enable desired apps

2. Lock Apps in Recent
When you are temporarily running an app and don't want to clear the app from the Recent list, then simply lock the app in the Recent list. To lock apps in Recent, follow the below steps...
  • Go to Recent
  • Tap and hold on the app
  • Tap on the lock icon
  • The app is now locked

3. App Battery Saver
When the battery saver is active you may not receive notifications from some apps. Because by default MIUI battery saver restricts those apps to run in the background. To keep running those apps in this condition, you need to turn off restriction for the apps from App battery saver settings.
  • Go to Settings
  • Battery & performance
  • Choose apps
  • Select apps and set “No restrictions”

I hope you have learned something new today. Feel free to ask any questions related to this topic in the reply section below.


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2018-07-17 04:36:47
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Nice Tips
2018-08-19 03:10:09

Md Mahadi Hasan
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Mi Community Bangladesh
great tips brother
2018-08-20 01:13:09
Hasinur Rahman Nur
Moderator, Mi Community Bangladesh

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m hasan jewel | from Redmi Note 5


nice to know
2018-09-17 02:36:16

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Hi, I did all 3 tips to avoid my apps to be closed, but they still are closed after a while. Any idea why ?
2019-08-06 19:24:49

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But this is not working in mi a3
2019-10-04 08:31:09

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but this is not working in mi a3
2019-10-04 08:33:10
nice bs2pro user here
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