Without going into menu-->settings--->apps--->manage apps---> and selecting force stop for running apps that should have been stopped when i left them...? Or am I screwing things up by hitting "force stop". e.g. espn app, cbssports fantasy football app, Network app...none of these have a menu choice to "exit" or stop when i am done with them...OR...should i not worry about it 'cause its really not causing much battery drain?
Just got a Galaxy Skyrocket (jumped ship from iPhone 4) and switched the launcher to Go Launcher EX. However, I noticed that I can't exit/quit some of the apps by choosing the "close" option for the running app. In Go Launcher, you can get a list of (background) running apps and if you tap the icon of an app, you get a pop-up with options "close", "lock', "goto", and "info". I would think by choosing "close', it would "exit" or "quit" the app, and clear the memory footprint. However, for some apps, like Facebook, Tweeter (actually TweetCaster), etc.--they will disappear for a while and come back again. So the "close" action does not really "kill" the app.
How can I really kill the app? I don't want Tweeter to be constantly running in the background and pulling down hundreds of tweets.
Also how can I stop some apps, e.g. Facebook, from pre-loading? I don't want these apps running in the background eating up the resources when I don't need them. There must be a way, Just haven't figure it out yet.
Is it possible to stop all started services when the user hits the Home Button? I use: startService(new Intent(ClassName.this, ClassName2.class)); stopService(new Intent(ClassName.this, ClassName2.class));
This means I will have to somehow add the 'stopService()' for 7+ of my app classes I've researched this topic and I think there's 'onTerminate' but still not sure how this should be implemented.
Is there a reason some apps won;t exit,quit,end? Or is it poor design. Currently I have seesmis and sportstap which I cant seem to terminate. I like the apps but just dont want them to keep notifying me.
Anyway, there are apps that I'm not using (mail, footprints etc) that I'm not using - I use gmail - does that use the mail app? Is there any way to stop things running, seems a bit random that footprints would start for no reason!
How do you keep apps from starting? I noticed things such as the alarm clock, moxier, and a few other programs will just load themselves. Yes, I have the task killer. I find it annoying plus it kills the battery and slows the phone down having programs loading up without you selecting them. Can we keep them from loading in the first place?
Does anyone know if there is an app to stop the uninstallation of apps? E.g. you need to enter a password before you can uninstall an app? I have a couple of security apps on there but what if the person was familar with the Hero and just uninstalled the app etc.
There seems to be a lot of useless stuff opening on startup, not all "apps" necessarily... is there a way to stop this stuff from starting? I love the phone but it blows my mind that there are so many apps that you can't even quit without dl'ing a task killer.
I've spent the last few weeks developing a new tool to stop piracy of my paid apps on the Android Market. In a nutshell, licensing is tied directly to purchase verification. There is no license server to manage, no key for the user to enter. User experience is basically uninterrupted from normal application purchase.
I'm excited about this, as my paid apps are now reaching piracy rates as high as 90% on some days,with the average somewhere around 75%. For pirated apps, purchase verification (and subsequently licensing) will fail after a certain number of attempts, and pirates will be left with anything from a "buy me" nag, to a disabled app (behavior is configurable).
Android Market is the only supported purchase validation target so far. Others will be forthcoming if demand warrants.
This isn't a perfect solution (I have yet to find a perfect licensing solution), but I feel it is the best balance of security, features, and workflow that I've seen to date.
You can find a write up, download, and purchasing information here: http://keyeslabs.com/joomla/index.php/projects/auto-app-licensing
How do I stop Google play store and play services from running non stop in the background?? I have my location turned off, and privacy guard turned on, but somehow play services and Google maps can get my location? Google play store runs something called "daily hygiene"and all three of these apps restart themselves when I kill them. I don't need play services running, when only the location part of it is running. When I try and disable autostart, receivers, freeze them, use advanced freeze through ROM toolbox, they either revert back instantly, or as soon as the phone reboots.how to get this crap to stop running when it's not being used, and stop getting location, or whatever other things I'm trying to keep private?
I'm using Bugless Beast v0.2.1. Beautiful Widgets keeps installing to the SD Card, when I reboot my phone the widget doesn't work. And has to be reinstalled. Pushing it back to the phone doesn't work either.
I know it loads correctly from the phone. Stupidly I tried pushing it to the SD Card and now realize why I was having problems with Beautiful Widgets a few days ago when I was flashing new ROMs.
How to stop all apps from downloading to SD period. I do not want a single app taking up space on my SD card.
I'm sure some folks already know this but for those that don't. You find out what apps are running in the background by going into settings, applications and running services. You can stop whatever apps you want.
I've had this happen before, but now it's happening again. Whenever I open Advanced Task Killer or Astro, the apps popup a browser window and navigate to some ad (doubleclick) which loads a blank page. If I try to go back to the app, it just does it again. Anyone know how to stop it?
I'm trying to figure out how to stop the notifications everytime an app is updated automatically. The updates are good; just don't want the notifications. It seems to be for almost all my apps that are updating.
In the Google Play Store settings, I have unchecked the Notifications checkbox, but that (surprisingly) did not do it.
Has anyone else noticed the battery charge does not seem to last well? I have the wifi turned off and only enable it when required but just general usage seems to sap the power quite quickly. At the moment I'm not sure a full charge would even last a day! Are there any smart apps out there to help manage this? Do widgets relly use that much power? The Android OS itself seems to use an alarming amount of power as does everything else!
I have the droid eris and I have tried MULTIPLE apps for ringtones and they either stop working, do not set or just suck (all scratchy). I went to verizon today thinking maybe something was wrong with my phone and they suggested that I use Zedge. I downloaded it don't like it much (hard to find what your looking for) Anyways.. Does anyone know wtf is going on? Am I doing something wrong? (Tried assigning the ringtone/notification with the app and through settings)
I have had my phone for a few months now and it works great but every now and again one of my apps stop working for example: the facebook app tells me an error has occured whilst fetching data. or the com.sonyericsson app that I don't know what it does tells me the process android.process.acore has stopped unexpectedly and tells me to force close. I~s there anything I can do to solve these minor errors.
I dont want certain things coming up on boot like stock email and im stuff..besides useless apps such as startup auditor..can i do this in anyway in root..i dont care if there installed or installed i just dont want them coming up on boot.
In looking at some performance issues for a game I'm developing I came across some interesting facts. Although I've minimised GC caused by my app, other apps can still cause one. Also, during framerate drops in my game, I've noticed things like the weather service, email checked, etc. going nuts in the background. (This is on Android 1.6).
I don't really want to block incoming calls, i.e. go into flight mode, before the game starts. I think it's important for the game to be interrupted if there's an incoming call. However, while playing, I don't think people care about weather updates, email updates, texts, etc.
Is there an interface that will let me control what is "active" in the background and what should be "suspended"?
The only way I know this is having installed a task manager. There would be no other way of knowing this. I have about 14 apps downloaded form the market. Not too many, but I was susrprised to see applications like shop savvy and My Backup automatically start up when my phone boots up. Whilst in the apps themselves, there seems to be no way of stopping this behaviour. Why would they do this ? Why is there no kill switch fro these apps natively for android ? It seems there is a lot of chatter about whether or not task managers are good for the platform, or whether we should just let android do it's thing on it's own. I'm really in two minds whether to carry on using a TM or not. It's for reasons such as shop savvy opening up on it's own when I don't want it to that I'm tempted to keep in, if only for my own piece of mind, and the ability to kill apps that don't need to be on. This MUST have a direct correlation with battery usage.
Anyway, I have to say that I've had most platforms, iphone, blackberry, symbian, and Android really does seem to me to be the best one yet. I am extremely happy with my Hero.
Sometimes, well actually a lot of the time, when I flash a new ROM after wiping down the entire phone I find that after signing into Google in the beginning stages of the activation that suddenly apps begin appearing.
I've found that if I skip the Google integration setup until after the initial process is completed the apps don't auto restore.
But where can I find this cache that google is pulling this stuff from and completely delete this?
Since I upgraded my Desire to Froyo I am having trouble closing the apps. I use 'advanced task killer' to kill the apps. But if I go back to the 'advanced task killer' few minutes after closing all the apps, I see all the apps are running again. And also I cant close the default music player with 'advanced task killer'.
I have updated all my apps earlier today and ever since there has been 6 or 7 apps that are constantly showing the status of installing in the android market. I have had to charge the battery twice today because of this. Is there anyway that I can stop these installs? I am new to android so please be gentle. I have a samsung galaxy s and so far have tried uninstalling the apps it says are installing, clearing the cache, force closing the market, switching phone off and also performing a battery pull.