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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by pageerror404, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. pageerror404

    pageerror404 Lurker
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    This has become a huge problem on evo since the last update, it's absolutely destroyed my battery life. I can't seem to stop it no matter what settings I change.

    Any apps that can fix this?

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  2. What apps are you talking about? Apps shouldn't be starting up on their own. How do you know they are running? Are you talking about a task killer? If so, you dont need one, they actually make it worse. Apps that are in the background are NOT running, they are just cached. Killing them will just make the OS have to load them back up again, using more battery than if you would just leave them alone.
  3. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

  4. pageerror404

    pageerror404 Lurker
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    Wow really? Wish someone told me that. Task killer is what I have been looking at to see what's running.
  5. BookLover

    BookLover Android Expert

    Task Killers show you what's "in memory", not necessarily only what's "running" (e.g., using your CPU cycles).

    If you want to know what apps are actually running, install Watchdog Lite. Watchdog Lite shows what's using CPU cycles and will alert you to apps that are "misbehaving" (e.g., "using too many CPU cycles"). Any app with 0.0% showing are "cached in memory" and not running.
    blackhawks_fan likes this.

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