Is it ok to routinely force stop apps?

by Martin12   Last Updated July 17, 2017 09:11 AM

I find myself force stopping every app once I have finished using it. Is this a good practice? Are there any performance or security benefits of doing this? I also like to keep background data disabled, keeping permissions for apps very limited and not allowing them access to camera, microphone, location etc. And yes I keep my front facing camera covered with tape. Anyway back to the topic at hand, is force stopping an app necessary to get it out of RAM? Yes I

I have only recently started learning programming, and getting to know how Operating Systems in general work, and the more I learn, the more paranoid I become about whats going on under the hood. I would like to have more fine grained granular control in permissions, without having to root or install a custom ROM.



Answers 1


Force Stopping apps cause problem if you are stopping the system application without proper knowledge.Generally, when we force stop any application it will remove from the RAM until we restart that application means it will not stop to creating space for itself in RAM but, temporarily you can remove it from the RAM so you can do your work with fast performance.

There are some apps which you cannot force stop or if you even force stop them they will automatically starts itself after some time that is because of permissions you given at the time of installing them.

After all force stopping applications doesn't save your RAM or free ups RAM but it will save some battery life.You should be careful when you are force stopping the system application because it can stopping the main functionality of android.

Ravi Patil
Ravi Patil
July 17, 2017 08:48 AM

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