Turn on or turn off Application Resource Monitor

The Application Resource Monitor app monitors apps running in the background and reports on any that are abusing system resources and causing issues, such as sluggish performance or lower than expected battery life. You can have Application Resource Monitor alert you of any apps that are abusing system resources or automatically shut down those apps.

  1. On the home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.
  2. Click Device > Application Resource Monitor.
  3. Select or clear the Turn on Application Resource Monitor checkbox , and then customize the application by doing any of the following:.
    • Select or clear the Automatically shutdown background draining applications checkbox.
    • Select or clear the Do not automatically shut down audio streaming applications.
When abusive behavior is identified you are prompted to immediately shut down the app or ignore the prompt and allow the app to continue running. If you decide to ignore the prompt, Application Resource Monitor will not monitor the app again.