Limit running programs Android/tune Android


I have a pretty clean Galaxy S5, when I look at the running programs there are tons of them!
How can I prevent them from starting and how do I know which I can safely disable/prevent from starting?

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RobConnect With a Mentor Owner (Aidellio)Commented:
Under settings, application manager. Start with the "downloaded" apps. Clicking on each one takes you to a screen where you can disable (and force stop) the app. With some of the built in and bundled apps you'll be prompted to restore them to factory settings.
I do that for every app I do not use.
As for the other apps you'll find under "running" (once you've done the above), I leave alone. They're integral to the operation of the phone and I've found by disabling some that either my phone runs slower or the battery drain is faster.
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
You cant stop a lot of these programs running in the background unless you root your android device.
This like jailbreaking an iPhone.

There are some risks involved, so research it carefully before you take the big step.

Beware - Rooting will invalidate your warranty!
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Thanks janhoedt
janhoedtAuthor Commented:
With all do respect AGAIN I find that solutions provided here are NOT correct.
The app all-in-one-toolbox gives you the option to disable programs at startup. I have it running so YES I'm sure about it.
I seriously doubt the quality of answers provided.
RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Fyi  I have used apps like the "all-in-one-toolbox" to disable apps with just as much success as what I've described above. In other words, I would do it manually to avoid having another app running (all in one toolbox). Those kind of apps boost your phone and you're better off without them. Especially look at the permissions they require when you install them.
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