Does closing an app also end any background threads in Windows Phone 8.1 or 8.0?


Nope, this is not under your control

For example, killing WhatsApp doesn't stop you receiving notifications. It can mean part of the app is still running in the background.

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Closing an app does NOT kill the background process it may have. To kill a background task in Windows Phone 7.x and 8.0 you can access the background process options in settings. In Windows Phone 8.1 you can disable a background process in the battery saver application.

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