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How to hibernate Android apps with Greenify

If you want to put certain applications on your Android phone in hibernation so that they do not use resources, learn how to use a wonderful free application designed for that purpose.

There may be apps installed on your Android device that you don’t use all the time, but you may not want to remove them, but you also don’t want valuable resources to accumulate. If you have a rooted phone, you can do something about those apps in order to remove them. However, if your phone is not rooted, what should you do?

You become Greenify.

With this free application, you can hibernate those applications that you do not want to run in the background. It is easy to use and can save data, battery and performance.

Greenify installation

  1. Open the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search for greenify.
  3. Locate and tap the entrance to Oasis Feng.
  4. 2. Click Install.
  5. Read the list of permissions.
  6. If the list of permissions is acceptable, click OK.
  7. Allow the installation to complete.

You should see a Greenify launcher in the app drawer or on the home screen. Tap on that launcher to open the newly installed app.

Hibernating apps

The first thing you have to do is add an application to hibernate. On the main Greenify screen (), press the + button.

Greenify running a Verizon branded Droid Turbo.

Once Greenify analyzes your applications, it will list everything that is running in the background (. Locate and tap the application or applications that you want to hibernate, and then tap the check button.

Adding applications to the hibernation list.

Once you’ve added apps to the list, you may find a new warning on the main page informing you that you need to add permissions to detect and prevent foreground apps from hibernating. If this warning appears, touch the SETTING button and activate Greenify so that you can see general information about your device’s applications (.

Enable Greenify with proper permissions to view all apps.

Tap the back button on the device to return to the Greenify home screen and then tap the Z button to hibernate the selected apps. When you do this, you will most likely see another warning. If your device is not rooted, you need to force stop certain apps to hibernate and then tap ENABLE


Force an application to stop so that it can be hibernated.

Once an application hibernates, it will remain in this state, even after a reboot. When you want to remove an application from hibernation, long press on the Greenify main screen and then touch the X. The application will be removed from your hibernation list, and you can use it as usual.


Greenify allows you to move installed applications into a hibernation state, so that their resources are not exhausted. No, this is not a means to get rid of bloatware, but for those applications that you don’t want to uninstall, but just save for a while, Greenify is what you need.