This feature has been turned off because it slows down your phone
Our smartphone is our new best friend. We do everything in it and with it, like shopping, banking, dating, and the list goes on. That is why its performance is crucial, we expect it to give us a smooth user experience every single time. However, there are features that we love to use that slow down our phones. We need to keep in mind that every app and feature consumes resources differently and we sometimes forget that our smartphones have limits. Features like background app refresh, live wallpapers, widgets, and animations can consume processing power, memory, or battery life, affecting the overall performance of our smartphones. To maintain efficiency, manufacturers and developers may disable or limit these resource-intensive features. That's when we get the message "This feature has been turned off because it slows down your phone".
Why are we getting this?
- Protect user data:
For security and privacy reasons, app permissions may be revoked from apps that have not been used for a few months to prevent unauthorized access to your data.
- Power-saving features:
Apps may be automatically put to sleep or have their permissions disabled when not in use for a long time to save battery and optimize device performance.
- User disables the permission:
Users may manually turn off an app's permission if they no longer want the app to access a particular feature or if they have concerns about their privacy and security.
- App updates:
App updates can sometimes disable app permissions due to changes in the app's features, security updates, or other reasons.
- Device updates:
Updates to the device's operating system can modify the security settings and permissions, which may result in certain features being disabled.
- Security concerns:
If the app or feature has been found to pose a security risk, such as being outdated or flagged by a security scan, the device manufacturer may disable it to protect the user's device and data.
Malfunction or bug: Sometimes, the app or device might experience a malfunction or bug that results in permissions being disabled.
What should I do next?
- Check the app's settings:
Check the app's settings for disabled permissions or power-saving settings that may be affecting the app's functionality. Enable the permission manually if it has been disabled.
- Adjust power-saving settings:
To prevent the feature from turning off due to power-saving settings, adjust the app's settings to disable any power-saving modes or allow the app to continue running in the background.
- Update the app or device:
Updates to apps or devices can disable permissions, so make sure to keep your apps and device up to date to avoid any issues that may cause features to be turned off.
- Address security concerns:
If the feature is turned off due to security concerns, review the app's permissions and limit access to only necessary features. Install a security app to scan for threats.
- Contact customer support:
If the issue persists, users can contact the app or device manufacturer's customer support for assistance in restoring the disabled feature or permission.
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4 days ago
How will I know what app disabled my permission? Is there something in my phone Settings that I can check? I'm using a Samsung phone.