General Your experience with Task Killers

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  1. CuBz

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    I wanted to ask everyone what their experience is with task killers, because alot of people say their battery lasts longer with one but others say it does not make a difference.

    Can everyone post what task killer they use, and what difference it makes on their phone, or state that you do not use one, and why.

    I used Advanced Task Killer Pro and when people were saying they were not needed, I uninstalled it, after 2 weeks I have noticed that my battery does not last as long as it did when I had the task killer installed, so I will be re-installing it
     

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  2. Roze

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    I have a question for you Cubz, did you have your ATK on auto kill when you had it?
     
  3. CuBz

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    Yes, which is why it saved battery, but people kept telling me that using that does no difference, but it seemed to for me.
     
  4. northernale1

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    what task killer are u using???
     
  5. CuBz

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    Advanced Task Killer Pro as I stated in the OP :rolleyes:
     
  6. northernale1

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    so you did reinstall the same one,,, thats what i wasnt sure of
     
  7. CuBz

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    Yes I did
     
  8. Roze

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    OK, thought so. I believe you have a rogue app (could be more) on your phone. One reason why you're seeing better battery life with using ATK versus when you're not using it. My stipulation is that the app is not coded properly and does not have a proper 'exit' feature and is 'running' in the background versus being 'idle' when not being used. So when you finish using it, it's still active and running. When you were auto killing the app, it closed it down.

    Another guess is that the app does not go idle when the phone becomes idle (screen off). What's your phone idle capacity. When phone is not being used, how long is it active for?
     
  9. dibberly

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    just tried one once at the start...dont ask which one as dont know (juice defender rings a bell)

    did not see any difference when installed, uninstalled and still no diffreence

    1 less thing running in the background
     
  10. stocker

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    I also tried uninstalling my app killer, (ES task manager) I also noticed my batter life was reduced. I reinstalled and it is back to normal.
     
  11. powerkiter

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    Some folks do see a change others dont.

    I have tried a couple and all seem to kill my battery quicker when installed, but after getting app happy when I first got the phone I calmed down a bit then after rooting went with a couple of apps a day to see if they was a fault with them and if I noticed the battery dying faster I would remove the app.

    But I also removed crap like "face recognition" which had/has a known bug where it will try and recognise any face be it a picture you take a or a picture your viewing online. I noticed a marked difference after removing the crap and bloatware from the phone.

    But would still be lucky to 14 hours from the battery with normal use.
     
  12. KingDong

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    I've never really noticed a difference, although I had used a task killer before and sometimes it would lag after uninstalling it so see if there was a difference my phone really hardly ever lags now.
     
  13. cwepruk

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    I've used both Juice Defender and Task Killer. Neither did squat for battery life.

    My battery life is awesome for a smartphone.
     
  14. rosered

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    I haven't task killed for quite a while altho it is still on my phone. Mine was Advanced Task Killer.

    My battery life is normally pretty good, but something is not going right at the moment so need to have a look at it. Installed EboBirthday yesterday so maybe its that.
     
  15. X10iUser

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    This and that.
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    It's all down to personal preference at the end of the day because as you say some notice a difference and some don't.
     
  16. MrWomble

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    personally i found it too much of a hassle to bother with them

    auto kill was troublesome, esp when trying to remember what i needed left on, and by the time i got that list sorted, it was only killing 4 or 5 so didn't see the point, and what it did kill, didn't offer any extra battery time that i noticed

    tried

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  17. Merolas

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    Well i've stopped killing apps since the last 2 months and my battery life is not that bad. with my regular heavy use (i use my phone at LEAST 30-40 times a day) i can use the phone all day long (6:30 AM to 10:30 PM) and still have 30-40% left at the end of the day. BUT i didn't uninstall the app, since when i really want to either restart an app or just refresh my mem it's a good way to do it (not all apps have a EXIT line).

    I use Advanced Task Killer. To resume, ATK is useful but not essential.
     
  18. northernale1

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    geeezzzz,, i wish,,, yesterday using phone for very minimal,, about a dozen text with task killer running, i was down to 2% at the end of a 8 hr shift, totally unacceptable,,

    my iphone 3g i could get almost 2days with lots of use,,,

    anyhow just got confirmation from rogers that the captivate is shipped
     
  19. Roze

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    Is that sarcasm or are you complaining? So how much life do you get from your battery with heavy use?
     
  20. northernale1

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    if i use it "heavily" it wont last me my shift,,,
     
  21. MrWomble

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    i still say you have a rogue app or faulty battery
     
  22. CuBz

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    My guess is he's complaining. He does that alot lol :D
     
  23. MrWomble

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    Really - hadn't noticed :rolleyes::D
     
  24. SkaDiver

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    TaskKillerHome, for me, works the best; I
     
  25. SkaDiver

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    Oh, and Juice Defender rlz! New 3.something version is AMAZING!
     

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