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The closest you have is in the Battery Saver app for monitoring power consumption (albeit only when not connected to external power) - the reason there is nothing more complex is that apps is that there is only ever one app running in the foreground - the others in the task switcher are suspended, and not consuming any valuable resources (they remain in ...


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Officially, no, there's no such thing. There are a few reasons for this: WP apps can't see other apps (or indeed any process running outside the app's sandbox). This is by design, as a security measure to keep a malicious app from spying on you or interfering with other apps. WP automatically suspends backgrounded apps. If the phone runs low on memory, ...


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Actually there isn't, and theres also no need for one as on Windows Phone there can only be one app actively running in the foreground. The OS frees up memory from suspended apps when needed. You can also manually close those apps through the task switcher by holding the back button. There are Background Tasks which you can manage through the Battery Saver ...


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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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No, push notifications do not need a specific background task for each app wanting push notifications, for updating live tiles or sending toast notifications (there are developer samples on MSDN that demonstrate this without the background task). Some applications may use raw notifications, which are only delivered if the app is running. For example, ...


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Part of the answer is in your question already: under System → Battery you have three options for each app, one of which lets you specify that an app can run in the background even when Battery Saver is active. Under the Privacy → Background Apps section, you only have a yes/no toggle for each app ("yes" and "no" correspond to "Managed by Windows" ...


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Usually, WhatsApp downloads messages in background. You can notice that the app gives notifications for messages even when you haven't opened the app. In cases you have activated battery saver, WhatsApp doesn't run in the background, unless you have configured it to give notifications (this rarely happens). You can notice that there is no notifications ...


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Actually, the app can behave of the both ways: If you use WP8.1, go to battery saver app and see if what'sapp is allowed to run in background. If yes, well, the app is downloading messages in background. A good way to notice that is paying attention to your notifications (do you receive what'sapp notification even if the app are not in the foreground?) If ...


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Hi Yes you can hold the back button, the list of the recent applications appears and next to each one a close button is available. Close the application with the close button and that's it.


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Bing Health & Fitness is pretty new so there are many bugs to fix. Try Endomondo instead if you really need the functionality.


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There are a number of documented (and undocumented) restrictions on background tasks. You cannot have more than a certain number of them active at once. But I have also found that if you have too many apps that have a background task registered (=they show up under Settings, applications, background tasks) that this can cause all background processing to ...


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The Facebook app from Microsoft uses Push notifications and live tiles, but not background tasks. If it did, it would be enabled by default, or at least pop-up an option for you to decide. Since this app never did, and never will use the Background Tasks feature, the tickbox in your screenshot won't make a difference.


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Windows phone allows background processes to run in the background, and be aware of positional information. Prior to Windows Phone 8, these are limited to a cached location that the operating system updates every 15 minutes or so. These same background processes could react to this locational information and react in a similar way. With Windows Phone 8, ...


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