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I configured 3 user profiles with each their own google account on my device (Nexus 5 with Android 5.1).

When I switch the user profiles, do the applications keep running in the user profiles that are not active at the moment and consume CPU, RAM, battery and data?

E.g. Does my email app/Facebook/Twitter keep on running and receive Push Mail and consume network traffic while the corresponding profile is not active?

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    Not only related, but that even includes this question (at least partly). No answer, though – but let me quote from a deleted comment: web.whatsapp.com can connect to the whatsapp application in background profiles. This is an indicator that at least some services keep on running. Sounds familiar to you I guess – so I don't have to point out who wrote that #D – Izzy Apr 16 '15 at 15:23

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