Task manager use how it handles apps on the HTC EVO 4G LTESupport


  1. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Well-Known Member

    So with every android device I've owned I've used advanced task manager..should I use it on ltevo or no? Why or why not?

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  2. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

  3. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Well-Known Member

    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..
  4. JimKnuckles

    JimKnuckles Well-Known Member

    hello everyone

    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?
  5. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Hey Jim.

    Have you read the two links that were posted above you? They have great information about how android keeps control over its own memory.

    Basically, how android controls its free memory and how your pc controls them are totally different. Android keeps many apps open in the background so that they can quickly be accessed.

    If you constantly kill off these applications android is going to just keep restarting them and you are just wasting battery life by trying to continuously kill.

    So just let it do its thing and you'll be fine. This phone has amazing battery life
  6. Doomstang

    Doomstang Well-Known Member

    I think he made a new thread that was merged/moved into this one...hopefully he sees that and takes a look at those links up top.
    I definitely agree with the rest of your post though! :)
  7. strider70

    strider70 Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Task managers used as monitors are fine. For a detailed look at what your phone is doing, try Quick System Info Pro (it's free).

    If a task is misbehaving or whatever and really must be killed, go to settings, Apps, select the app and force quit it from there. That kill will stop the app and clear out underlying services.

    Like Ripley said - Nuke 'em from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

    But normally, yep, just let Android do its do.
  9. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    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?
  10. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Are you usung the task manager to kill apps?
  11. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    There is a way to lock an app so its chances of getting killed off are slim to none, but you have to be rooted to use the app that does that for you. No other way.
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  13. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    Darn! Not the answer I was hoping for, but thanks.
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  14. smitty543

    smitty543 Well-Known Member

    In "Battery Usage", Whenever I try to turn off (pressing 'X' of 'Force Stop') they stop and then restart spontaneously. Is phone possessed or what am I doing wrong? Suggestions?
  15. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    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. :)
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  16. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    I believe those apps are baked into the stock rom and perhaps can't be forced closed by conventional means..

    Installing a 3rd party rom may be the answer for you.
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  17. smitty543

    smitty543 Well-Known Member

    My phone is not rooted. I have tried to "stop" Facebook and Google+ using the tab 'Battery Usage' - but they keep coming back. I rebooted (long press = battery pull) but they keep showing as active. I have never used these two apps on my phone. Short of rooting is there a way to inactivate them?
  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    You may try to remove your account from Google+, you can do that by going to Settings, manage apps and clearing data on it.

    Likewise for Facebook, if it has an account put in, it will be very active, if it doesn't, it'll be just a little active due to close Facebook integration with People, which ties to the Phone.

    See where this is heading? That's why those two aren't kill-able.

    If you consider those bloatware then root is the only way to really get rid of them.

    For a far more truthful look at what's using your battery, try GSAM Battery Monitor. Free, works great.
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  19. Nevis

    Nevis Well-Known Member

    Did you try disabling the apps? I disabled Facebook, and I don't see it anywhere on my phone (apart from Settings, of course). I also uninstalled all updates.

    (Settings > Apps > All > Facebook > Disable)
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