How to prevent Android apps from starting on boot

How to prevent Android apps from starting on boot
Like any computer system, Android too has apps that automatically start on boot. Some of these, you probably don't want them slowing down your device's boot process, but for one reason or another, Google is yet to implement a menu that lets you choose which apps shall have these privileges, and which apps shouldn't bother. 

Of course, the dev community is absolutely thrilled to present you with a solution by harnessing the Xposed framework's limitless power. If your device is rooted and you've got Xposed up and running, the only thing you need now is this set of easy to follow instructions:

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17 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Root? Next!

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Grow a pair.

6. Deadeye37

Posts: 288; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

There isn't any way to do anything like this without root. However, I can understand not wanting to root the device. Voiding the warranty on your brand new device just to do some extra tweaking can be a deal breaker for this. Kruze will just have to wait until his device is a year old.

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I void the warranty after a week by rooting my phone but thats maybe just me. You can easily revert back if something happens tho

17. epdm2be

Posts: 818; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Not to mention exposed framework breaks too many things on Galaxy S5 (and probably S6 too).Next!

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The option to pick and choose what apps are able to run in the background should be built into Android and give the user the freedom to pick or choose for themselves.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Thought about it. It all voice down to Google not picking side. The user, the OEM or the bloatware developer. Everyone, has an stake and will serve their own interest. So if the user want control they have to empower themselves thru choices and knowledge. Learn to root so the moment the phone is out of warranty root them and stay away from brands known for their bloatware.

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

... Actually, that's a very valid argument.

3. waddup121 unregistered

Any non-xposed methods?

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Greenify or in dev options to limit background process. Its not the same but similar.

13. TarMar

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Use Clean Master

16. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Don't want a program to auto start? Simple. Go to settings, apps, the one you don't want to auto start, and pick stop. Programs you stop cannot auto run unless you open the program again. Folks, this isn't bull crap windows where programs stick themselves in some crappy registry or auto run folder to start at boot. Android makes it easy for you to do this.

10. TarMar

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

I've done it all very easily using Clean Master, all you have to do is gain it a root access, go to Phone Boost inside the app, there you'll see an Autostart Manager, uncheck the apps that you don't want to autostart after boot from the given list. NO XPOSED NEEDED.

11. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Seriously? didn't know CM had that feature.. will check :) thanks!

12. TarMar

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Yes it does, and works like a charm. Most welcome! :-)

14. Malaperdas

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

Its not that efficient. There are other means to start an application on boot and boot manager cannot prevent that.

15. TarMar

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

True, I have two apps that'll auto start on boot no matter what you do, Greenify does the job then

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