How to Disable Background Apps Running When Chrome is Closed

Description: This article will show you how to disable Chrome background apps from running when Chrome is closed. Some examples of these apps can be notifications from websites, file uploads, etc.

  1. With Google Chrome open, select the three dots for customize and control Google Chrome, found at the top right of the Chrome window. Choose Settings from the dropdown menu.
    Google Chrome, three dots, customize and control Google Chrome, Settings
  2. On the left side of the Settings window, choose Advanced to get a list of additional options.
    Google Chrome, Settings, Advanced Settings
  3. Select System under advanced settings.
    Google Chrome advanced settings, System
  4. Under System settings, toggle the slider next to Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed, to turn the setting Off.
    Chrome System settings, continue running background apps