Why So Many Apps Running?Support

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  1. steveo42

    steveo42 Well-Known Member

    According to Go Launcher I have 14 Apps running, some of which are normal (Weather, Volume etc) but why:

    Social Network
    Lookup (Lotus Notes Traveler)
    Apps (The little shopping cart)
    My Verizon Moto
    Play Store

    I'm not using any of these so why are they running?
    My meter is always up in the Red zone....

  2. Bodycount

    Bodycount Well-Known Member

    reboot the phone once a week to clean up the running apps. Whenever I get down to 200mb free ram I reboot and it jumps back up past 400mb when it comes back up.
  3. Ultimateone

    Ultimateone Well-Known Member

    Verizon bloatware
  4. steveo42

    steveo42 Well-Known Member

    Anyway around the Verizon Bloatware? I'm not even sure what most of these applications are.
  5. sx4dude2013

    sx4dude2013 Well-Known Member

    You can freezethe bloatware if you dont use them via titanium backup
  6. Bodycount

    Bodycount Well-Known Member

    but you have to root the phone first.
  7. MsBlue

    MsBlue Member

    hi ya'll, new here.... getting my Razr Maxx tomorrow.

    to mitigate the running apps issue, on my old Droid i used Advanced Task Killer app, and Quick Task Killer & Quick Cache Cleaner widgets (i do not mess with rooting phones); i'm assuming we can use them on this phone too.

    of course this doesn't get rid of the bloatware, but you can easily kill all tasks/dump the cache frequently, to stop the running apps & and avoid the red meter/memory clogging.

    for experienced Maxx users, is there any reason why I should not be using those same apps & widgets with the Maxx? thanks!
  8. msetsuna

    msetsuna New Member

    You shouldn't need to run those task killer apps unless there's a process that has hanged and you do not wish to power cycle your phone. In fact, if you tried to kill some of them, they will simply be restarted back some lower level background process/service, wasting more battery life. Android's memory management should be capable of managing your memory.

    The only concern about the bloatware should be how much radio and CPU resources they use from a battery life point of view. For example, social network uses GPS and performs background sync.

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