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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ChaoticPurity, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. ChaoticPurity

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    I LOVE this phone, but what is it with these applications starting themsleves in the background? I use the gmail app for my mail, and I am trying to minimize my data usage and everything so I've done the WiFi sleep policy setting, but after I went to bed, I woke up all of these running:
    Youtube
    Email
    Voice
    Gmail
    Twitter
    Gallery
    Music Player
    Video Player

    Granted, I don't think gallery/music/video uses data, but still. It seems weird that they just decide to start up. Is there any way to BLOCK applications from starting up unless I do it myself? Or at least a way to make sure they don't use the data network unless I say? I have ATK, but they still start on their own randomly o.o

    Thanks!
    Edit: Sorry, I forgot to put this in troubleshooting! My bad D:
     

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    Kind of a weird bunch of applications to start up on their own. Have you tried turning off your Auto-Sync setting?

    Home > Settings > Accounts and sync > Auto-sync. Remove the checkmark.

    That should stop most of that from accessing data behind your back.

    As for the gallery and media players... :thinking:
     
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    I had Auto Sync off, but I had background data on. Should I just go ahead and turn background data off, too?

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    put it in airlplane mode when u go to sleep but wifi on.
     
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    No worries, i will put it there for you!!:D
     
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    Although some apps only try to start on boot and can be terminated in one kill, many apps are written to auto-start even if killed. Just they way they're designed.

    Basically if you don't like how a particular app is designed, your option is to not install it.
     
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    I was about to post the same thing. I check randomly through the day and odd apps are running like video/gallery etc and I don't even have any videos or pics yet. lol
     
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    Yup... was just ready to post this also... Followed the advice that other said in the thread and I still get apps popping up.

    Skype mobile
    My Verizon Mobile

    couple other's but I just did a app Kill and they haven't came back, YET.
     
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    You have a Verizon phone. This is the Captivate forum, which is a AT&T phone.
     
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    Most of the APPs launches when U switch on ur phone. But apps like gallery, youtube wont come back if you kill them once. If u read CAPFAQ, there are some apps like market, keyboard etcwhich will relaunch itself so should be excluded from task killers.....rather use running apps from settings...

    Read here Task killers - CapFAQ
     
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    I found that if you hide the apps you don't use in LPP, they don't self-start. Nice benny of using the LPP launcher.

    Additionally, there are some apps where I have no idea why they are connecting to internet (probably b/c they're add supported, but gallery isn't, so that always flustered me)...Anyway I have Juice Defender (only controls one app)/Ultimate Juice (controls unlimited apps) that lets me prevent whatever apps I want from accessing the internet altogether.

    So I hide the apps I don't use (e.g., AT&T bloatware) with LPP, and then use UJ to prevent the questionable apps from accessing internet altogether. Like I have a lot of Quote apps which I'm not sure why they need internet as they don't have ads in them, and they still work when I add them to UJ's no-connect list. I just feel a little more protected.
     
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    I am almost positive this isn't the case. It only hides them from the app drawer. They can still launch. I keep them from launching on mine via the "freeze" feature in Titanium Backup.
     
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    Just rebooted to see what would happen. I had hidden all at&t bloatware except Hotspots. Only Daily Briefing (and Hotspots) self-started. So I do think hiding apps in LPP may keep them from self-starting. I do have Ultimate Juice preventing those at&t bloatware from connecting to the internet, so maybe the combo of the two apps keep the bloatware from self-starting.

    EDIT: For kicks, I hid Hotspots and rebooted. Hotspots self started even tho I hid it. And this time AT&T Navigator also self started along with Daily Briefing. Not sure what this means about my original assertion :/
     

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