Wow that was a lot to take in so informative! All this time and I didn't even need it.. I always felt I had to kill off apps when I set my phone down thinking that the long list of running applications would drain battery...atk now being uninstalled..
I have a question regarding the task manager. I don't understand how all these apps open themselves up and start running. I will choose stop everything, and then a minute later I'll re open it and there will be 25 apps running. I don't understand this. I just did a phone restart and sure enough I had SEVERAL open running apps after a few minutes. And its not just the phones services like google services or voicemail. It's also apps like facebook and flixster for example.
Almost always I have just 130-145 memory left after everything that starts running. Is this normal?
I'll chime in with my how task manager revealed something to me.
I have task manager on my home screen
I don't use it to kill the processes, because some will restart anyway and wasting CPU time->Battery.
I use it to monitor what's going loaded every now and then.
I've noticed the apps I don't want running will eventually get freed after prolonged use.
Yes I am paranoid and use Task Manager often.
One day I notice my battery has gone down faster than normal.
However, I caught my DropBox app uploading every camera pic I took automatically. I setup an account 2 weeks ago but have yet to configure anything (I forgot all about it). It had uploaded 400+ MB of pics and vids without me even knowing.
I recently installed a world clock app but it keeps showing the wrong times, because the built in Task Manager keeps killing it. I don't see an option to tell the Task Manager to ignore the world clock app - but apparently that's what I need to do for it to stop being killed off. Where would I find the option to get it to ignore the world clock? Or alternatively, can anyone recommend a different world clock app that won't keep stopping?
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No, I'm not killing anything, I'm just letting my phone manage apps the way it normally does. But is there a way I can tell it (through the built in task manager or somewhere else) to not ever kill a specific app? Because it keeps killing the world clock I'm using, the widget keeps showing the wrong time in the other places I have listed in the widget & I'd like it to stop killing it so it will correctly show the time in those other locations.
Right now my time is 2:19 pm, but the world clock widget shows:
Colorado Springs: 1:11 pm
Irmo 3:11 pm
Buenos Aires 4:11 pm
The more hours go by, the more it ends up being off.
Someone probably intended to PM you. I apologize, these moves sometimes fall through the cracks, it's been worse this week, we've had some server errors. Please use the report button next time to chat about it.
As a guess, I'd say that it got moved here as the right place, you're ultimately using the HTC task manager when you do that.
Apps run by a mechanism called an intent. For example, good luck really killing your phone app, that's not going to happen.
Let me know what you're killing and why and I'll be happy to go over what's going on for your case.
Last edited by EarlyMon; May 7th, 2013 at 09:09 PM.
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