GTalk starts up automatically after update?


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  1. mityman50

    mityman50 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I definitely did not want to make a thread about this because I'm certain it has to have been made before, but I searched and searched and couldn't find a thread, so here goes.

    Ever since the update (the one like two weeks ago, the one that caused crashes and they pulled but eventually put back up) GTalk starts itself automatically. I already changed the settings so that it wouldn't start, and everything was great. But since the update, it randomly starts automatically. All the settings are still set to off, but it will start up whenever it feels like it. It's gotten to the point where almost every time I pick up my phone, I have to check Running Services to turn of GTalk.

    This is affecting everyone, I'm guessing? Has there been any news about it? Fixes?


    Also, somewhat off-topic, but I've been away from the forums for about two weeks. I've been on vacation. Have I missed anything big? Have there been anymore updates, besides the one which caused the crashes (and they ended up putting it back up, right? I didn't download the still glitchy version, right?).

    Thanks in advance for everything!
     

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  2. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I end mine using Running Services and it comes right back.
     
  3. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

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    When you say "runs automatically" and is "running all the time" -- do you mean it automatically logs you back into Gtalk automatically (even after force closing), or just that you see the GTalk process there in the Running Services app?

    There's a big difference between the two. Even if an app is listed in Running Services, that is no indication of the resources it is consuming or the uptime of the phone. In other words, if it is the latter, then it could very well be harmless. The problem is if what is happening is the former -- now that is terrible.
     
  4. htmlcssguru

    htmlcssguru Well-Known Member

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    I had this same question/issue earlier in another thread. Turns out the Gtalk app is required for other things your phone runs as well and if you've signed out or checked the box to stop the auto-sign in then that's all you can do. It doesn't use any power in itself unless you are 'signed in' at which point it runs in the background to sync your messages/contacts/etc. in your Gtalk list of contacts. So, if it shows up in the Running Services then it's no biggie.

    I'm getting easily 18+ hours of battery life and it shows in my running apps all day.
     
  5. mityman50

    mityman50 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    When I go into Running Services, GTalk is, more often than not, running. When I enter the Talk app, it says I am signed in/ I would assume it's only doing that because I clicked it? Because I do have it set to not automatically sign me in.

    In which case, I'm gravy, right?
     
  6. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

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    The GTalk services is require for Contacts Sync, Gmail, Lattitude, and a bunch of other Google things. When you open up the Talk App it automatically logs you in. When you click sign out and close it you are signed out of the App.
     

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