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  1. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have downloaded 4 apps to kill background apps. (advance task killer, task maanger, taskiller and task panel). What is weird is when I click on them, they all have different apps running in the background! Any ideas why this is? Which is the best one and why? Or is there another that is better? thanks for helping a newbie!
     

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    Different ones show different levels of detail on what they pick up running in memory. I like Advanced Task Killer for quickly closing apps I don't need running in one simple click. It seems to at least see the ones that most often need killing because they won't shut down on their own.

    Taskiller & Task Manager see much more that is running and a good number of these you SHOULDN'T be killing as they're core processes. They are very good at using to try and narrow down what may be causing your phone to drain the battery or not sleep, though.

    So my recommendation is Advanced Task Killer for every day use. Easy one button kill takes care of all the ones you don't have set to ignore. The others that show more for troubleshooting.
     
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    rcyphermd Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the explanation. Any other apps you would recommend for a newbie to keep things running smoothly?
     
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    Not really. The other big battery drain I seem to see from reading other posts is having multiple apps constantly updating you all day. Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Calendars, etc. Just really think about what you need notifying you when it's updated. Otherwise, just manually check things. The only thing I have actively syncing is Contacts & Calendar through Google. Everything else I manually check and only when I'm not around another computer.
     

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