Android :: Don't Need Task Manager To Shut-down Apps

Nov 29, 2009

I've had my hero for 3 or 4 days now.I understand that i do not need a task manager to shut-down apps, but don't fully understand how this works,since apps like Pandora (music streaming) and sportypal (gps tracking) continue to run in the "background." Adding to my confusion is the fact that I'm noticing the phone get sluggish lately, even after a fresh reboot, with only two programs running (Pandora and sportypal). The past 3 days, there were no problems, but now I cannot run with music because the music continues to skip - and pandora becomes unresponsive.I thought perhaps there were too many apps (I've downloaded about a dozen apps) and so I uninstalled most of them.No better.What, if anything, am I missing? Can I be low on space or memory, or what?

Android :: don't need task manager to shut-down apps


Android :: Task Manager Program - Running What Apps

Oct 11, 2010

I have a Task Manager program and when I open it up to see what's running and what Apps I want to kill I see these listed:

Alarm & Timer (Never used)
Amazon MP3 (Never used)
City ID
Digital Clock Widget
Dolphin Browser
Ebay (icon on desktop but rarely used)
Live Scores (Installed but not used)
MediaShare (Never set up any devices)
Music (I'm guessing this is because I have custom ringtones?)
News (No news widget installed)
News and Weather (No news and weather widget installed)
Quickoffice (Installed but never used)
Skype Mobile (Never Used)
Social Networking (Never Used)
Text Messaging (Don't Text AT ALL)
The Weather Channel
Voice Commands (Never Used)

Why do so many of these things start themselves back up and is there a way to stop it?

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Android :: Task Manager - Not Killer - Like In Winmo - So Know Which Apps Are Open

Jun 17, 2010

I like how in winmo , you can click the top right icon area and pull up all open apps to quickly switch between them. with android, i have to hit the home screen, swipe left (usually one time) to find my app and "re-open" it again. it's a hassle. maybe android doesn't have this option, maybe it's just a winmo thing, but i'm still getting adjusted from winmo > android.

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HTC EVO 4G :: Task Manager - Apps Showing Up

Jun 7, 2010

I just bought a sprint evo i downloaded a task manager but ill kill the tasts that i want to and then without even using the phone having gps and everything that can come to mind turned off, some how apps come back such as "qik" "sprint navigation" "voicemail" "peep" still some how keep showing up in my task manager. How can i get it to stay off!

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Mar 16, 2012

I've been with my Droid 4 for about a week, but it has slowed down for some reason.I'm suspecting that it's due to all those open apps, which I don't know how to close.How do you close all apps? Is there task manager? I come from the Windows Mobile world, and, as archaic as the OS was, it was very easy to bring up the task manager, just like in the Desktop Windows OS, and close any or all apps to reclaim memory and speed.

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HTC Desire :: Task Manager - Switch Between Open Apps

Sep 11, 2010

Is there an app that allows me to switch between open apps?

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General :: Random Apps Showing Up In Task Manager?

May 4, 2012

I have this Motorola Flipside and I installed GOLauncher on it. With it I am using the GO Task Manager, and some other widgets, etc. as well. I have noticed that I will close out stuff I am not using any more, using the GO TM widget, and I will turn off the display/put phone to sleep. Then I'll get a text or something and tend to that, hit the home screen and will see the TM and there are like 10 apps open. I'll close them out again and put the phone back to sleep. A few mins later an e-mail or text comes in and I'll tend to it, home screen, again, a bunch of random apps show up in the TM.

Apps like Facebook Camera, ESPN Score Center, GPS, News, Settings, a widget that I don't even use and others randomly populate in the TM. I haven't even opened them or used them, but they are there. The things that were used are in there, and the items I have locked are there, but that's expected. I just don't understand why things are showing up there that haven't been opened. And randomly? Sometimes I will even close them out, hit refresh on the widget and it will just be what is supposed to be there, hit refresh again, bam - more random things show up. Close those, hit refresh a few times, those/others show up again.

What do I need to change? Or is this just something to do with the phone/launcher, perhaps?

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General :: Recent Apps In Task Manager Use Lot Of Ram / Why Does List Exist

Apr 3, 2013

if I remove all these it clears up to 400mb of ram. what benefit is there to leave all the recent apps there? is th3 phone chewing through more battery to use the 1.2gb of ram vs 800mb?

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General :: Non-Root Task Manager That Can Close Apps Automatically

Apr 6, 2014

I'm looking for something that will close apps (and the commands that make them relaunch) in an automatic way (i.e every time the said app is beign activated).

I need something non root ( the apps being closed are not an internal part of the rom), preferably free, and that is trustworthy (security wise).

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Samsung Vibrant : Apps Installed - Yelp - Motris - Task Manager

Sep 8, 2010

I've scoured endlessly on Google looking for the best apps for Vibrant. Then I thought why not ask actual users,

These are MY apps on my vibrant:

WHERE - a restaurant finder. Pretty good, I've had issues with the app pinpointing my location, but could have been a fluke.
YELP - another restaurant finder.
FACEBOOK - no introduction needed. This app really needs an update. Keeps switching me b/w the app and the mobile site. Some of my mail threads on fb stop halfway and I can't see new replies.
MOTRIS - a tetris style game. Kind of good but hard to move the pieces around.
TASK MANAGER - an app killer. Pretty good. Could be a lot better, though.
FANDANGO - an app that helps you find theaters near you. Good.
What do you have?

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Sprint HTC Hero :: Task Panel X - Advanced Task Manager - Causing Errors

Nov 7, 2009

I've been using Task Panel X and Advanced Task manager to kill unneeded tasks and keep memory at a maximum.

Recently, every time I open Task Panel X and then revert back to Home screen I get the HTC logo and then a loading screen while the device sets itself. This happens even if I kill NO tasks.

So my solution was to uninstall Task Panel X and then use just Advanced Task Manager. All the sudden, same result.

Everytime I open either of these apps and then go back to home screen I get a BLACK SCREEN WITH HTC LOGO, THEN A BRIEF (10 SECONDS) LOADING SCREEN. THEN ALL IS NORMAL.

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HTC Droid Eris :: Task Killer - Task Manager

Dec 11, 2009

I know this was talked about before at different times but I still have 3 questions.

1. what is the difference between a task killer and a task manager?

2. should we be using one of these apps or not?

3. when you look at the awake time if it is like 70% or 80% and you aren't using the phone a bunch I take it that means something is running,how can you find what is running.and is the awake time that big of deal?

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Sprint HTC Hero :: How To Use - Task Manager - Task Killer App

Oct 15, 2009

Looking for a guide on how to use task killer. I had task killer on and deleted it. I think I was killing tasks that were needed to keep certain functions running that I use frequently. If someone would take the time to help me understand how to use one, I think I would be much more successful with it.

example - text messaging just stopped ( werrent receiving them ) . Once I took task killer off, everything started working again.

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Android :: Openly Hostile Rant To Android Developers On Apps That Won't Shut Off Or Stay Shut Off

Jun 28, 2010

What possible reason could there be for you to code your apps so that they switch on in the background when the phone is turned on and use up precious battery life?

Or, why would you code your apps to stay on after I, the user, have hit the back button because I no longer want your app to run?

I mean, REALLY! Yes, I own up to being a newbie Android user, and what I don't know could fill the Library of Congress. Still, this is common sense we're talking about here. I've done some industrial app development and Enter/Exit, On/Off are basic pieces of logic in the main loop of an program in any language.

The only reason that we phone users need task killer apps is because you developers insist on creating apps that don't know when the f**k to turn themselves off.

And, it seems to me like you, the app developers, are one of the main reason why these phones have such crappy battery life. I mean, my Samsung Instinct, as bad as it was, got 18 to 24 hours of life off of one charge. With the Hero, I'm lucky if I can get 10 hours, and that's even with configuring my email download to only three times per day!

This is not hard, people. You code the app to stay off until, I, the user, manually turn it on. AND, you also code it to turn off when I, the user, hit the back button.

Yes, I understand that there are certain apps that it is advantageous to keep running in the background. So, fine, make it so those keep running. BUT, there is no possible reason for apps like Flashlight, or BBC News, or Camera, or SprintTV to have to run all the time in the background!

I am so tempted to just trash the lot of you. If I did, maybe I might not have as much functionality, but my teenager would be able to reach me late in the day because my phone battery would still have juice.

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Android :: Notification - Perform Task Before Phone Shut Down?

Mar 25, 2009

I would like to perform a task just before the phone is shut down. I thought that Application#onTerminate would be called but that does not seem to be the case. Is there a broadcast intent when the phone is going to shutdown? If not, how to run a task just before the phone is turned off?

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HTC Hero :: Apps Open Without I Do Open Them In Task Manager

Jan 10, 2010

I open task manager i find no apps running i leave it for 1 min for example and i reopen it, i find some apps running without i run them such as MAIL, Touch input, why do they open

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Aug 22, 2009

Anyway, I just wanted for everyone to post their favorite Task Manager/Killer, and why, and if there are any flaws. I personally use Advanced Task Killer Free. It has a simple UI, and the when you select or unselect apps it remebers it so next time you launch the app you can only remove the apps that you usually do, and keep ones that always run. It doesn't slow down or break the system.

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HTC Hero :: Advanced Task Killer Wont Shut Skype Off

Aug 3, 2010

i got advanced task killer yesterday and evrytime i kill tasks it kills them all and 2 seconds later skype comes back as a running task and its starting to do my head in. anyone got a solution that does not involve getting rid of skype.

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Android :: Use Task Manager Or Not?

Oct 23, 2010

Should i use a Task Manager or not. I was using one, however I read a forum that said "Do Not Use" the task manager, it drains the phone and the phone will take care of its self. I am confused. An I possibly corrupting files? My home screen is really slow, should I uninstall the task manager...

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Android :: Task Manager - G1

Nov 6, 2008

Does anyone know whats up with a task manager for the g1? if its in the process of being made, if there is one to download somehow, is it possible to make? im sure this is part of the problem to the short battery life and it would help to be able to close apps so the phone wont freeze or blow up one...

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Android :: Looking For Task Manager

Mar 16, 2010

Im looking a a task manager, im using task killer but every time i terminate everything i get an error, is there a program out there that autokill programs? like if not used for 2 minutes it terminates that program?

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Android :: OS Need Task Manager?

Jul 30, 2010

I have a few questions about Task managers. At the moment I'm using ES Task manager. It works well and has a nice interface. My questions are.

A) Does the Android OS even need a task manager?Some say their not needed. The ones I've used do clear out tasks, frees up memory, and saves on the systems load.

B) What tasks should I clear?Lets say for example I killed voice mail at startup. Does this mean If someone called I would not receive voice mail until I reloaded the voice mail app, or would the phone see a voice mail is incoming and reload the program?

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Android :: Which Task Manager/Killer Is This

Jul 23, 2010

I had a very good task manager when I first got my phone (2 weeks ago) but have since then uninstalled it. I know task killers a basically useless but I do have the odd instance where and program crashes and I need to kill the process. From what I can remember the task manager had 3 screens which had the following :-

Screen 1
Currently running programs, press the app to kill it.

Screen 2
The uninstall screen.

Screen 3
Cpu % used and space remaining on the phone and SD.

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Android :: Task - Event Manager

Jun 17, 2010

I've been searching around recently for a widget/app that'd allow me to input events and either pop up on my front screen reminding me (The day of/Before.. or whatever) or that I could have at the top of my following screen as the widget and have had no luck.

I'd like this to remind me of certain events that can go about slipping my mind (Student loans due on this day.. Flight leaving at this/that time) Or the general factor that there are a multitude of things to do and it's nice to stay organized.

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Android :: Task Manager For Rooted G1

Apr 6, 2009

I decided to root my g1 yesterday and I have been hearing that you can get a task manager for rooted g1's but I can't find it. Only app that I can find is one of then android market for .99 usd.

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Android :: Rooted G1's - Task Manager

Feb 18, 2009

I dont know why i havent heard more about this app on here but this thing is great if you have a rooted G1. You can stop any application at anytime from a simple window. I woke up this morning and had 8 programs running - they started by themselves in my sleep but stop them all and freed up 21708 worth of memory. Phone zooms after this quick step. Its a free app in the market. Take a look at it if you havent already.

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Android :: Non-root Task Manager

Jul 18, 2010

Is there a non-root task-manager that I can use to end unwanted tasks? I don't really want to root my phone but I would like the ability to end apps (games, maps, etc.) when I'm done with them rather than having them run in the background.

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Android :: Advanced Task Manager ?

Oct 29, 2009

So i just got the app and it is worth the money but im having issues with the fact that wen it automatically ends the tasks it ends my voice and data services as well so wen it does this i dont get calls or texts or anything. Does anyone have some kind of list of what apps and processes should be on the excluded no matter wat? I could really use this. Help please!

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Android :: Best Task Killer - Manager - Switcher

Oct 25, 2010

just got my desire and shop said to install advance task killer, trying that but wont install. are there better ones ?

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Android :: Working Link For A Task Manager

Nov 19, 2009

Not being able to actually shutdown applications sucks. I feel like I'm running a Palm Pilot II. Nothing like having your GPS icon flash on and off occasionally while you watch on helplessly. Good stuff.

So anyone know where I can download a task manager since the "Market" is as bad an institution as many of us thought it would be?

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