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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mreortiz, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. mreortiz

    mreortiz Well-Known Member
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    Hello all,

    My question is how do I know what apps or programs are running that might be potentially draining my battery. I am aware that Advanced Task Killer is a program that might help, but with the debate with whether it does more harm than good I don't want to use ATK. I just want to make sure that there isn't anything running that continues to drain my battery. Look forward to your replies. Thanks everyone.
     

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  2. vkdroid

    vkdroid Well-Known Member
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    Hmmm, perhaps Menu --> Settings --> About phone --> Battery --> What's Using your battery?

    Dunno if that shows apps too. I think you can see some apps that you ran previously/still running by holding the home button down for a few seconds too
     
  3. Streaks

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    I've run a full day with and without using ATK and I can say that overall ATK helps a tad bit. I just went 10 hours today without using it and it was a fairly heavy day of usage. A little GPS, a little LogMeIn, some Layar browser app which is awesome. All pretty data intensive plus this is leaving GPS and and Data on all day with a little WiFi in the mix.
     
  4. Streaks

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    This is taken with System Panel:

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  5. mreortiz

    mreortiz Well-Known Member
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    I found it! It is Settings --> Applications --> Running services

    Ok, now my next question is what apps do i leave running and which do I end? There is a bunch open that I don't know if I should stop. When I go to close the apps a warning pops up: "The service will no longer run until start again. This may have undesirable consequences on the application ________.

    What is norm?
     
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