Clean Your Firestick Automatically After Every Restart

Amazon Firestick and Fire TV devices provide the easiest and most convenient way to stream content from all your favorite TV channels. The devices are also quite fast, especially the latest 4K Amazon Firestick. However, the devices come with limited storage or memory space. So, when you install a few apps, the speed starts dropping and may cause lags and buffering. The slowdown is usually caused by apps running in the background. Lagging can also be due to an accumulation of temporary files left behind by the apps you regularly use. To improve the performance of your device you need to find a way to clean Firestick automatically after every restart.

In this post, I’ll show you an easy and effective way to clean Firestick automatically after every restart or whenever you boot your device. We are going to use two applications in this guide. The first application cleans your Firestick by closing all the apps running in the background and taking too much memory space. The app called Background Apps and Process List.

The second application is known as Launch on Boot. It’s a boot-on-start-up application that will automatically launch your Background Apps and Process List app after every restart. With the two apps, you will automatically stop and remove all apps running in the background. This is every time you restart your Firestick.

Background Apps and Process List

The Background Apps and Process List app provides an easy and convenient way to identify and close apps running in the background that you hardly need or use in your Firestick device.

It’s a powerful tool that you can use in a wide range of devices. This includes Firestick, TiVo stream 4K, and Google Chromecast which typically have limited storage.

In this guide, we will be using the Background Apps and Process List app to identify and close applications that are using up much of your device storage space and causing buffering and other slow down problems.

How to Get the Background Apps and Process List App

You can download the latest Background Apps and Process List version using the Amazon official store. Hit the magnifying glass, left screen, and start typing ‘Background Apps and Process List’. Click on the right alternative.

background apps and process list firestick

Tap on the app icon.

background apps and process list app

3. Click Download

Open the Background Apps and Process List app.

open Background Apps and Process List

Check quickly the short tutorial and hit the “Got it!” button.

background apps and process list app instructions

After you have installed the Background Apps and Process List app, it will show on your home screen as a simple minimalistic icon.

It has a very simple look but don’t be mistaken by its simple look. This is because it’s powerful enough to collect all the apps you have installed on your device, put them in a single place, and even tell you the number of apps running on your device.

Using the Background Apps and Process List App to Clean Firestick Automatically

The Background Apps and Process List  app is very easy to use. This is when you want to identify and remove apps running in the background and free up more storage on your device.

In order to make sure the Background Apps and Process List app is working as it should, you need to test its effectiveness in releasing memory from your device.

First, check how much space you have available. Then open the app and see all the background processes that are running. You just need to click CLOSE ALL APPS to kill them all. In the end, check how much memory you have now.

You just need to click Force stop in order to stop the app running in the background.

You will see that all the memory that these apps were taking is released and is available for you to use again. This will help your Firestick to run more smoothly.

With the Background Apps and Process List app, you don’t have to open the apps one by one to stop them. You will instead get access to a list of all background apps you have open and you can terminate all of them with just one click. It’s extremely easy to use.

 In the next step, we will look at how you can use the Launch on Boot application to run the Background Apps and Process List  app and clean Firestick automatically after every restart.

Launch on Boot App

The Launch on Boot application basically makes a selected app to run at startup on Firestick. In our case, we will use the Launch on Boot app to automatically start Background Apps and Process List  immediately after you start your Firestick.

This will help to clean Firestick automatically by identifying and closing all the apps running in the background after every restart.

How to Download Launch on Boot

You can download Launch on Boot up from Filelinked. If you’re not conversant with Filelinked it is basically an application that you can use to share files or as a sideloading tool for Android devices.

With Filelinked, you can share content on Firestick. This includes music, videos, photos, and APK files including the Launch on Boot application.

To install Launch on Boot just follow these simple steps:

1. Open Filelinked on your Firestick and type “1” eight times (11111111).

WST Filelinked store code 11111111

2. You will then be directed to the WebSafetyTips Store

3. Click on Launch on Boot and wait for the application to download

Download launcher on boot from WST store

4. Install the app

install launch on boot from WST store

5. Open the app to launch it

open launch on boot

You will see a short tutorial on how to use Launch on Boot when the app opens.

launch on boot get started

Read the tutorial if you want to or just skip to the last page. You can then simply slide the last toggle to enable the app to run on startup. Click on the option that says Select App and choose the app you want to run on startup. 

enable launch on boot

Click the Background Apps and Process List option.

background apps and process list app on launch on boot app

You can confirm if the app is working by clicking the TEST option. You have to restart your device to see if the app you chose launches automatically.

test background apps and process list app on launch on boot app

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Conclusion

The two applications discussed above will help you to clean Firestick automatically after every restart.

The Background Apps and Process List app will identify and close apps running in the background and hogging your device’s memory and the Launch on Boot app will ensure that the Background Apps and Process List app starts working automatically every time you start your Firestick. I hope this guide will help you clean your Firestick and get the best performance from your device.

If you have any question or didn’t understand any of the steps mentioned above, feel free to ask in the comments section below.

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Gerald (Larry) Heissenbuttle
Gerald (Larry) Heissenbuttle
2 months ago

Is there a way to delete all the cache on the firestick automatically without out having to open each app and manually deleting the cache? This can take a long time.

ANTHONY SPENCER
ANTHONY SPENCER
2 months ago

Yes app called clean master app on filinked app clears cache and other stuff

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago

Yes, but they aren’t known from the Launch on Boot app so you can’t launch them automatically after restart

Marilynn Williams
Marilynn Williams
2 months ago

It doesn’t work on the 4k fire stick.

Joe N.
Joe N.
2 months ago

Plz check your cleaner it has been known to be stealing
data fr it’s own marketing purposes.

Karl
Karl
2 months ago

DB Assistant on filelinked 11111111

Karl
Karl
2 months ago
Reply to  Karl

ES File Explorer (tab across to cleaner)

Tyrone Hairston
Tyrone Hairston
2 months ago

Fast task killer doesn’t even appear in the list. No way it can work given this fact.

Sa
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Sa
2 months ago

There is an update. Please recheck the article!

Hassan L Harley
Hassan L Harley
2 months ago

Fast task killer doesn’t show up

Tavo Orozco
Tavo Orozco
2 months ago

Awesome tips! Thanks for sharing. Keep the amazing content coming. Hope you have an amazing day. Much love and RESPECT

Mr Darren Jones
Mr Darren Jones
2 months ago
Reply to  Tavo Orozco

Doesn’t show fast task killer in launch on boot selectapp

Sa
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Sa
2 months ago

We noticed it and updated the article. Please check!

Bob
Bob
2 months ago

Downloaded the latest version of Background apps and process list. It’s not exactly a one click solution. When you hit the “CLOSE ALL APPS” button (one click) you have to force stop each running application by selecting the app (second click) select force stop (third click) then force stop (fourth click) backout (fifth click) and it goes to the next running application which you stop with four more clicks and so on until your back to the empty process list which you back out with another click. Fast app killer would truly be the automatic “one click” solution if it… Read more »

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob

You are absolutely right, but running the “Background Apps and Process List” app after each startup definitely helps. Maybe there are more than just 1 click but let’s use it as a ‘reminder’ app to clean our Firestick each time we turn it on.

Most of us clean our Firestick only when we see it’s full and it starts freezing. Why not clean it day by day?

Bob
Bob
2 months ago
Reply to  Sa

My apologies. I’m not even sure fast app killer even works. I’ve used it and found apps still running with the Background apps and process list app. Besides by doing a force stop on each running app in the background you know it’s been done and you can decide which app to force stop. You wouldn’t want to force stop your VPN in the background. Thanks and keep up the good work.

Donnie
Donnie
2 months ago

Downloaded fast task killer and launch on boot. When I click on select app for launch on boot, fast task killer is not listed. How come fast task killer is not on the list for me to select it?

Sa
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Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Donnie

There is an update. Please recheck the article!

Bob
Bob
2 months ago

Hi thanks for the information .
I have a problem regarding launch on boot App.
It hasn’t got “fast task killer” in the app list ..I have deleted them both twice and re installed them but still no joy?
Can you advise me please

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Hi, there is an update. Please recheck the article!

Paul C. Williams
Paul C. Williams
2 months ago

Are there specific apps that will affect the operation of your firestick or the ability for the firestick to operate properly if you utilize the “Fast Task Killer” app? Is there a chance that your firestick will become inoperable by using same app. Also, if using an IPTV type app for streaming all tv media services, will the “Fast Task Killer” app remove any or all pre-saved (favorites/preferences) you’ve programmed on your app? I hope these questions make sense and thanks!

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago

There is an update. Please recheck the article!

Tyrone Montgomery
Tyrone Montgomery
2 months ago

I downloaded both apps fast task killer isn’t listed in my launch at boot items

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago

There is an update. Please recheck the article!

Sam Steinfeld
Sam Steinfeld
2 months ago

When you set the fast task killer to start on boot.
On the firestick, does that mean when it wakes up from sleep or must you actually Shut the firestick down completely…
Please clarify!!!!!!!

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Sam Steinfeld

There is an update. Please recheck the article!

Jackie
Jackie
2 months ago

I downloaded both apps but when I open launch on boot and select app it never showed the app fast task killer for the select app option. What did I do wrong?

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Jackie

You are right! There is an update. Please recheck the article!

Chris
Chris
2 months ago

i tried the install and what page came up was ” ES File Transfer Station” with the apk 3.1.0 and on the page it says: Open, Share, Copy to,
Properties and none of my remote button allow me to do anything. Any help or what am i doing wrong. I followed the instructions and used Express VPN. Doesn’t seem the App loaded anywhere bc i cant find it.
thx
BStoker1931

Sa
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Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Chris

There is an update. Please recheck the article!

Ally
Ally
2 months ago

I installed both. On launch on boot I do not see task killer on the list to select. How to I select that to be my launch?

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Ally

There is an update. Please recheck the article!

Smitstone
Smitstone
2 months ago
Reply to  Sa

I previously asked a question in this community how do i receive an answer never saw anything in my emails?

Muchogracious
Muchogracious
2 months ago

Have a 4K Firestick and run vpn and vpndot. I dl’d both apps and the task killer will not show up in list of apps. Restarted and still do not see it. Also… task killer only shows a list of processes it kills-doesn’t give option to select apps. Did t know if this was normal. Would be nice if I could at least get the task killer to auto start. Would be even sweeter if I could order priority of apps as task killer first, then vpn, and safetydot. Sometimes my Firestick has restarted in past and safetydot will auto… Read more »

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Muchogracious

There is an update. Please recheck the article!

Muchogracious
Muchogracious
2 months ago
Reply to  Sa

Got the news app. Same question as this app is really clunky. Is there a way to leave two apps open upon startup that are not automatically stopped? Would like to have my vpn amd vpndot stay active upon startup

Barton
Barton
2 months ago

‘Launch On Boot’ does not include ‘Fast Task Killer’ in select app section. There’s actually a handful of apps missing.

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Barton

We noticed it as well so there is an update. Please recheck the article!

chester l redd jr
chester l redd jr
2 months ago

When i ran this app all my apps disappeared from my ext memory!

Kerry Lude
Kerry Lude
2 months ago

It won’t find fast task killer when I search apps.

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Kerry Lude

There is an update. Please recheck the article!

AL gokey
AL gokey
2 months ago

I followed all your instructions but the Fast Task killer does not show up as an app on the Launch on boot list??? It does show up as an app., but not on the Launch on boot list.

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  AL gokey

You are right! Please, recheck the article as there is an update!

Johnnie
Johnnie
2 months ago

fast track does not come up as a app on the select an app list, I uninstalled it and reinstalled and still not on list. Can you help please?
thank you in advance

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Johnnie

There is an update. Please recheck the article! Thank you!

HARRIS MELODIE
HARRIS MELODIE
2 months ago

Where do you click to kill them all, little confused

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  HARRIS MELODIE

There is an update. Please recheck the article!

Muchogracious
Muchogracious
2 months ago
Reply to  HARRIS MELODIE

Don’t think they have a good idea of what is happening as there isn’t a one click way that I can find to close them all. It makes you go through each app amd force close. Also-no need for the startup app as there is an auto startup option on the background app on initial screen. This article seems… hurried.

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