Close Background Apps on Firestick (1-Click)

Do you sometimes wonder why your Amazon Firestick is running too slow? Today I’m going to share with you a fantastic app. This will help you to optimize and speed up the performance of your Amazon Firestick by closing background apps with just one click. This Firestick booster is none other than the Task Killer app.

The Task Killer app helps a lot to optimize your Firestick performance. It does this by showing you which apps are running in the background, what is using up your Firestick resources, why your Firestick could be running extremely slow, and why your VPN data is being gobbled up so fast. All these problems are usually caused by the fact that you are not closing apps. You’re instead leaving them running in the background.

Most people normally go from one app to the next without closing all the previously used apps. For example, you can go from Cinema to YouTube TV and watch a few music videos or a documentary and then jump to Live TV without closing down any of the apps. What you might not know is that all these apps continue running in the background. They continue using your Firestick resources and will definitely slow down your device. This is especially when you have too many apps running in the background.

If you check your Firestick after running it for a while with lots of programs running in the background, you’ll notice that there is a significantly low amount of free memory available. Keep in mind that the more apps you have running in the background the less free RAM you’ll have.

Low RAM Means More Buffering

We all hate buffering, especially when watching an interesting movie or music video. One of the major causes of buffering is when your device is running low on available memory. You need a reliable Fire TV Stick speed boost to solve the buffering problem.

The good news is that with the Task Killer app you can close background apps with a single click. This way you will free up more memory. With more memory available at any time, your device will perform optimally without buffering. This is especially if you have a fast-enough Internet connection.

When you install this Firestick booster app, you’ll get better performance with less buffering. All this while optimizing your device at the same time. You can easily download and install the Task Killer app from third-party sites. Or you can do it directly through your device’s settings.

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How to Install the Task Killer App?

Let’s jump right into the guide on how to install the Task Killer app and close background apps!

First thing you must do if you’re not installing apps from the Amazon official app store is to enable apps from unknown sources. You can check a short tutorial here!

1. Launch FileLinked on your Firestick and access the WebSafetyTips FileLinked store using 11111111 (eight ones) code.

WebSafetyTips store code on Filelinked

2. Search for the ‘Task Killer’ app and click on it in order to download the file. Wait for the download process to finish. 

task killer via wst store

3. Click on INSTALL.

Install Task Killer app via Filelinked

4. Open ‘Task Killer’ by clicking OPEN.

Open Task Killer app in Firestick

5. The app will open right away, and you can immediately kill any app listed on ‘KILL SELECTED APPS’ list by just clicking on them.

kill selected apps on Task Killer
At the end of the killing process, the Task Killer app interface should look like in the photo below!
task killer interface

What Does the Task Killer App Do?

The Task Killer app is basically a Fire TV Stick speed boost app that helps you to instantly close background apps. These are apps that you may not be using but consuming your device’s resources or even VPN bandwidth.

When you open this Firestick booster application after installation, it will show you all the apps currently running in the background. To close down on all the active apps, just click on the remote and a green button will be highlighted asking you to KILL SELECTED APPS. All the background apps will already have been selected. You can close them all with a single click.

You’ll also notice that the app shows you the available memory but keep in mind that you may not get the same amount of free memory shown in other developer tools menu. However, when you use the Task Killer app to close background apps, you’ll definitely see an increase in the amount of free memory available. The Fire TV Stick speed boost app helps you to free up more memory to enhance the performance of your device.

Mouse Toggle App (optional)

To access the Task Killer app’s settings, you’ll first need to bring up the Mouse Toggle. If you don’t already have the Mouse Toggle, you can download and install it on your Firestick.

There are many Android apps that are designed for touchscreen devices and cannot work with your Firestick’s remote. The Task Killer app is one of the apps that require a mouse to work on your Firestick. To get a mouse pointer on your Firestick without using a mouse, you’ll need to install a Mouse Toggle app on your Firestick or Fire TV device.

You can then use the pointer together with your remote’s navigation buttons to navigate to different sections of the Task Killer app. The process is as easy as hovering the mouse pointer on the screen over an item and clicking the select button on your remote.

Task Killer App Settings

Once you have the mouse toggle, scroll up to the cogwheel icon on the app’s interface.

close background apps via Firestick booster
You’ll see the following options on a dropdown menu:
  • Ignore Select and Ignore List: This allows you to add running apps to your ignore list. What this basically means is that you can choose apps that you need to keep running in the background and never terminate them. The chosen apps will not be closed when you select all apps. For example, if you are always using the mouse toggle or VPN, you can add them to your ignore list. This way, the apps will never be terminated by the task Killer app.
  • Auto-Kill Select Option: It allows you to add a specific application to the list which should always be terminated. When you add specific apps to this list, the Task Killer app will automatically terminate the apps. For example, if there is an application that keeps starting itself in the background without your knowledge you can add it to this list and have it stopped automatically whenever it starts running. However, on some devices, this function may require root to perform properly.
  • Preferences: In the preferences option, you select several options to view background apps. This includes the Show Systems Tasks, Show Service and Foreground Tasks, Show and Notification Icon. There is also the Auto Kill option with the option to enable or disable auto-kill, the option to receive auto-kill notification messages, and your selected Auto-Kill Ignored tasks. You also get more options including widget. This gives you easier and faster access to all the apps running in the background, task list, and much more.

Conclusion

The Task Killer is an impressive and quite handy app to have as your Firestick Booster. It not only helps you to close background apps with a single click but also boosts the performance of your device. It does this by freeing up more available memory.

You get less buffering when you close background apps. Task Killer is a reliable Fire TV Stick speed boost app. I believe everyone should have this app on their Amazon Firestick.

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Kay
Kay
2 months ago

I have the Clean Master app on my firestick. Does it do the same thing?

Joseph Corcoran
Joseph Corcoran
2 months ago

How do you get the firelinked of the firestick? You don’t mention that in your tutorial?

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago

Here is the guide linked on the first step

Brent
Brent
2 months ago

Search then download it,very simple.Enjoy

Tammy
Tammy
2 months ago

It is Filelinked not Firelinked

Robert Case
Robert Case
2 months ago

Thx to all of you for the work and time you put in to teach us how to have a better experience.. Happy Easter to you and your families

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert Case

Thank you 🙂 Happy Easter everyone!

Tejas
Tejas
2 months ago

in file linked 11111111 task killer doesn’t show up even if I type it in manually, am I missing a step other then whats listed or for specific users only?

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Tejas

It should be looking like in the steps images

Tejas
Tejas
2 months ago
Reply to  Sa

Wish I could post image here, but Task Killer is not there tried numerous times using 11111111 as my login code, normally everything in FL has worked super good too esp Typhoon, Morphix & Cinema those 3 work flawless

Brian Page
Brian Page
2 months ago

I have installed the app.When I click on kill all running apps disappear,I then go back to my apps list and reopen the Appkiller and all of the apps are shown again.

Donna Bolen
Donna Bolen
2 months ago

I already have IP VANISH on all my phones and computers.. I have it on 3 TV’s in which 2 of them have Fire stick. My question is: do I run my VPN while I install DB TV Assist and Task killer?

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Donna Bolen

Yes, sure

Andy
Andy
2 months ago

Does the Task killer app work on android tv box? Thanks

Walcott
Walcott
2 months ago

The close all apps feature on Task Killer or Task Manager app is better than the Background Apps & Process App since it offers a one-click close all feature whereas in the Background App closure has to be done by forced stop. On the Task Killer/Task Manage I can’t access the setting feature and the Exit Application popup Remember my choice…, Remove, and Keep features do not seem to work properly. After trying both close all Apps my VPN still gobbles up my up and download speeds. For example, with my VPN connection on (FireStick) and a direct connection, I… Read more »

Jack
Jack
2 months ago

I now have an app on my firestick 4k that I don’t want. How do i get rid of it. Is called #AT Home. I don’t know where it came from but it does not let me delete it or move it. It is always in the #1 position when I start the firestick.

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack
Teri
Teri
1 month ago
Reply to  Sa

It’s a new preload, it cannot be deleted only moved out of view

Teri
Teri
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

Amazon added this because of the pandemic. If for some reason you can’t delete the app, instead scroll on top of the #athome app then press the menu button on your Firestick remote which will show you options. After pressing your menu button (the one with 3 horizonal lines) you’ll now see in the bottom right hand of your TV screen to things. 1. More info 2. Remove from recent. You’ll want to remove from recent. Additionally you can go to your apps & channels (the row of apps below your recents) scroll all the way to your right and… Read more »

Reuben Williams
Reuben Williams
2 months ago

every time try to look at something it is not of space, in torrent

Cdawg
Cdawg
2 months ago

I have a android box, will this work with it?

Cdawg
Cdawg
2 months ago

I have a android box. Will this work with it?

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Cdawg

Yes it will

Robert Walsh
Robert Walsh
2 months ago

I’m doing fine everything running smoothly

Darrell Hearn
Darrell Hearn
2 months ago

When I download task killer onto a amazon cube it wont let me open it it say the app. needs
permission & when I go to applications it doesn’t have a permission so I cant open it any one
know why?

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Darrell Hearn

Yea I have the same issue and when I click allow it still wont let me access it

Mark Boroughs
Mark Boroughs
2 months ago

I have 4 firesticks in my house, does one VPN purchase cover all 4 devices? $3.25 that’s all?

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Mark Boroughs

Yes it covers 10 devices at the same time

Mark Boroughs
Mark Boroughs
2 months ago
Reply to  Mark Boroughs

If i purchase it here on my computer, how to transfer to firestick?

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Mark Boroughs

Here is a guide on how you can sign up for IPVanish: https://www.websafetytips.com/how-to-sign-up-for-ipvanish-vpn/
And to have your VPN running on your Firestick you just need your username/password and this guide to make the whole process easier: https://www.websafetytips.com/how-to-install-best-vpn-for-firestick/

Clarence E Harris
Clarence E Harris
2 months ago

I’m having problems with mouse throttle my vision is not great and I cannot see that little circle going around and round reporter pot how can I darken it so that I may see it

Jane Ray
Jane Ray
2 months ago

I do not have Talk Killer on FileLinked. How do I get it?

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Jane Ray

Please search for it on WebSafetyTips store (code: 11111111) – step 2 in this article will help you

Joanne Darrah
Joanne Darrah
10 days ago

The available memory in the corner of Task Killer says 567.69mb on my 4k Firestick.That seems dangerously low.I went thru and cleared all the cache on everything. I don’t have many extras on my Firestick what happens when I run out of space? I believe I locked up a non 4k stick bcuz of too much data.

Arjumand Rafiq
Arjumand Rafiq
2 months ago

I’m highly disappointed with firestick

Sa
Admin
Sa
2 months ago
Reply to  Arjumand Rafiq

How can we help?

Reuben Williams
Reuben Williams
2 months ago

never enough space i torrent

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