Cloud Training (Online)

How to Enable Fast App Resume in Windows Phone 8 App?

This article will explain in simple steps on how to enable Fast App Resume in Windows Phone 8 App.

The Windows Phone 8 includes a new feature called “Fast App Resume” which adds a capability to the Windows Phone app to resume the suspended state(if available) instead of app being relaunched .

How to Enable Fast App Resume in Windows Phone 8 App?

To enable the Fast App Resume, the developer needs to modify the app’s WMAppManifest.xml file and set the ActivationPolicy value to “Resume” in the DefaultTask element.


<DefaultTask Name="_default" NavigationPage="MainPage.xaml" ActivationPolicy="Resume" />


The ActivationPolicy takes the following values

– Resume (Fast App Resume – FAS)

– Replace – Default Value

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.