Does limiting Android’s background processes improve performance and battery life?

Mv.vignesh.23 July 11, 2014

In Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 , There is a option in the Developer section to permit a maximum number of background processes.

Does it really keep restrictions on the running apps? Can I set it to 3 or 4 max apps only for better battery performance? I don’t multitask much.

Is it recommended for Performance and Battery life ?

  1. Mv.vignesh.23
    July 13, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Thanks For Answering.
    Helped Me a lot and cleared my misconception.

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      July 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm

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  2. Hovsep A
    July 11, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    limiting Android’s background processes using option in the Developer section won't stop applications that would normally run in the background from running. Your mail client will still run periodically to check mail, if it's configured to do that. Applications like Facebook, Google Location Services, Tasker... will still be able to do so. So next time each application needs to start all over again, Android has to load the application from scratch, this uses more power and takes longer than running it again when the process was in memory. What you are referring to is Cached background process limit, allowing applications to stay cached will help performance and constant re-loads, especially considering that if there is plenty of RAM.

    Because this is a development option, it can also trigger some rare bugs in certain applications, also can cause a loop of services restarting each other to check for updates like google calendar updates.

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