Stop slacker from running?Support

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  1. parkschr

    parkschr Well-Known Member

    I just received the latest ota. Is there a way to stop slacker from running all the time other than manually pushing stop through the applications tab?

  2. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

    As long as it's not playing music, it's not really running (if the program is coded correctly), it's just cached in the background so it opens up quicker if you switch back to it. I personally don't use slacker but if there is an exit button in the app, I'd use that, sometimes you have to hit the menu button on the main screen to bring it up. If there isn't one, the best way to exit out of a program is to keep hitting the back button until it exits out. If you still notice battery drain because of slacker, I'd recommend downloading "system panel" from the market and use that to monitor the program and close it out if necessary.
  3. incredible x4

    incredible x4 Well-Known Member

    The only problem with this is since Slacker is a "stock" app, meaning that Verizon put it on your phone and you cannot delete it, if you close it with System Panel the app will load right back up in the memory and use a little battery in the process.

    The better way might be to force stop it under Applications in the Settings menu. Just go: Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All(tab at the top) > Find Slacker in the list. Once you find it, select it and you should see a button that says force stop. If it not grayed out that means that the app is in the memory and can be stopped. If you stop it this way it should not come back until you reboot.

    I have not received the OTA that installs Slacker yet but this is the method I use to stop Amazon MP3 and this works everytime.
  4. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

    didn't know slacker was a stock app now, thanks verizon....
  5. incredible x4

    incredible x4 Well-Known Member

    Well I'm just assuming it is, I can't rememeber exactly what Verizon is loading on our phones this time. Most apps that load constantly are stock ones. But this method works on apps that are downloaded through the market and load constantly too.
  6. brad614

    brad614 New Member

    I noticed above it was stated that it would be stopped until the next reboot. Is there away to stop a program from starting if it is a stock app?
  7. Rob.G

    Rob.G Well-Known Member

    You can do that only if you root your phone.

    The reality is that although it's annoying to see the pre-installed apps running, they are not actively draining battery power or resources. Android efficiently manages resources so that apps that are active and need them have them; those that are idle (like the pre-installed apps) are essentially turned off, just cached.

    One thing I do want to mention though, force closing an app like that, is a drain on battery power. The reason is because it is only going to restart itself after some time.

    Your phone has plenty of memory and space, so without rooting I would say to just leave it alone.

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