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General apps running in the background?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gta1216, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. gta1216

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    after i'm done using an app, whether it requires net connection (4g) or not, how do i know if its closed or still running in the background? i usually just tap the home button and put the phone down. does that close the app or do i need to do something else? i don't want it to use up my data if it is still running in the bg.

    back in the days when i'm using a symbian phone, application does not close if i press menu or clear. by doing that, it just hide and continue to stay open in the bg, until i manually close each running application.
     

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    If you do menu-settings-applications-running services you will see everything running.
    I don't force stop anything I just let the system take care of it.
     
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    i don't mean i will force stop them, but just wanted to know if i need to close anything after using anything on the phone. i don't want to keep it running in the bg if not supposed to be (bc i failed to close it properly after use) and cause it to drain my battery and use up my data plan.

    how do i know what i need to leave running? the following is the list under running.

    settings
    pvwmdrmproxy
    mail
    swm-c
    lookout
    calendar
    calendar
    visual voicemail
    telenav gps navigator
    pvwmdrmservice
    google services
    htc sense
    backup
    maps
    touch input
     

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