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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by magully336, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. magully336

    magully336 Newbie
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    every time i kill seleceted apps except the task killer app, the available memory changes, and its never the same amount of memory available it chances from around 32m to 50m anywhere in between is there something im doing wrong or just that the way it works first time having a android phone
     


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  2. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    The best short answer I can give you is some apps are necessary to run in the background to keep certain features running (email,text,market,etc.)

    IMHO,using a task killer for the most part is counterproductive & consumes as much if not more resources as at is trying to save.
    My suggestion would be to read the 'Stickey' at the top of this page for more general info,& possibly 'root' your phone for a better overall experience.Its safe to do,just ask questions as necessary.
    I myself am not one of the 'PROs' here,but others will read this & be of great assistance in your pursuit of a better phone experience.
     
  3. Muilisx

    Muilisx Android Expert

    yea ATK does more harm than good
     
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  4. Tansey

    Tansey Newbie

    I just got my Ascend last Friday and, per my husband's advice, ATK was the first app I downloaded. With that app, I noticed my phone running very slowly (scrolling between screens was "choppy", browsing apps/internet was laggy, etc). So, I researched online and read the pros and cons of app killer apps and decided that I wouldn't use one. Literally as soon as I uninstalled ATK I noticed a HUGE change in the "speed" of my phone. It ran a lot smoother and nothing was choppy or laggy anymore.

    Using a task killer is ultimately up to you, but I know not using one has been better for me so far.

    Edit: I also convinced my husband to uninstall ATK off his phone and he noticed a huge change for the better as well.
     
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  5. magully336

    magully336 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ok, i have a question, 1st how do i uninstall it and 2nd how would i go about stopping all these different apps that are running when i am not using them, or if i do use an app how do i know that it is not running anymore
     
  6. Muilisx

    Muilisx Android Expert

    1)Settings/ Applications, Manage Applications, find the program..click it...click uninstall...

    2) Android Operating Systems are known to close processes when the phone doesn't need them, and start them when the phone needs them....if you are playing a game lets say, and close it out....eventually it will close out when you don't go back in...so really no reason for a task killer
     
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  7. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
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    It doesn't matter that they are running. Apps you aren't using can be loaded without being active, meaning they aren't using any power/processing power compared to if they weren't running. If android needs the memory for something else, then it will kill it for you.

    If you try to kill apps your self, android will just open them up again because it's designed to keep it's spare memory full of non-active apps. Every time it reopens an app because you killed it, you waste a little more power and it ties up the processor.
     
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  8. TazZDroiD

    TazZDroiD Member

    Well, I just read thru this thread, and I was sold on ATK. Now, I just returned my sale. I had no idea ATK is the cause of my "choppy" scrolling. I actually did notice a better performance, and so much less freezing, but the choppy scrolling has been making me want a different phone.

    I thank you for this useful info...
     
  9. Darksyde

    Darksyde Newbie

    Wow, well when I got mine and my wife's ascend the 1st thing I did was dl ATK for both phones. I have done nothing but complain about the phone's lag and sketchy movements. I just read this thread and deleted it off my phone. I gotta say the phone acts as it should now. Great info guys!
     
  10. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for that explanation, Xyro. That's the best information I've seen yet on the cons of using a task killer. Now I understand a little more about the OS as far as WHY all those apps are always running in the background.
     
  11. yasin810

    yasin810 Newbie

    Good Info........
     
  12. Lennatron

    Lennatron Android Enthusiast

    Personally, I Don't believe in task killers. My phone runs the same with or without it auto killing so I uninstalled it awhile ago and haven't missed it.
     
  13. efeigenbaum

    efeigenbaum Android Enthusiast

    Another app that I found to be completely unnecessary was Juice Defender. The thing would turn off my 3G when the phone was idle and would take forever to bring it back up and that annoyed the heck out of me. It didn't really do much to help with the battery either.
     
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  14. starr1048

    starr1048 Well-Known Member

    See what I meant efeigenbaum
    that's another problem
    on my post most of the problem are
    frustrating , but FIXED or fixable
    and not what ppl call whining
    if that's the case , Look around this forum
    100's 1000's of ppl will be whining
    Im not trying to be a player hater here
    but just dont like the tone on ppl reply
    MaMa alway taught me ,
    if u got nothing good to say ,
    dont say it at all
     
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