Certain applications like news, weather, etc are designed to run at the background. And all background applications do consume power and data in most the cases. Some applications do use considerable amount of power and data and disabling them as per need helps you save your battery power and data bill. If you choose not to run an application you can always block it.
- Navigate to settings.
- Swipe right to the “applications” tab.
- Tap the “background tasks”.
- Tap the application which you want to block.
- Tap the “block” button.
- If your application is not listed here, then click on the advanced to check if it is listed there; not all the applications can be blocked e.g., Skype can’t be blocked from running in background.