Manage unused apps on your Android device

If you haven’t used apps for a long time, to optimize the app, Android will:

  • Delete temporary files to free up space.
  • Revoke app permissions.
  • Stop unused apps from running in the background.
  • Stop unused apps from sending notifications.

To review apps that are unused and optimized, go to Apps and then Unused apps.

If you want to exclude any specific app from this feature, go to App Info and then Unused apps. Then, turn off Pause app activity if unused.

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