1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!


Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pastorjosh, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. pastorjosh

    pastorjosh Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I need some help here. I apologize about my noobisity, but need a little help. I just traded my iphone for a TB. I dont want to root just yet, I would like to be really familiar with the phone first. That being said, with the iphone you could double tap the home key and force close apps. Is there any way to do that on the TB. I am sure there are things running in the background. Are there any other tips and tricks for a TB noob? Thanks for being a great forum!

    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


  2. tensazan

    tensazan Android Enthusiast

    You don't have to force close anything, when you close out of an app it's essentially frozen and won't use resources, except for music apps like Pandora. Also, there are 2 services you should stop, pvmtpservicestart and pvwservice. In my experience they've been useless, and I've heard that they're for blockbuster and some media syncing, but I never had a problem with them stopped. I don't know if it's the same for everyone, but my extended battery dies insanely fast when they're running. Also, don't forget to shut off the automatic movie update in the blockbuster app.
  3. pastorjosh

    pastorjosh Newbie
    Thread Starter

    How do I close those lines? I am little in the dark about that. Thanks
  4. tensazan

    tensazan Android Enthusiast

    Go to settings > applications > manage application > click the running apps tab and scroll down. Then you just click the app and press force stop
  5. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    You really shouldn't have to go into settings and force close things that much. Android isn't like windows where it will let everything be open and bog down. Android is linux and will auto kill apps that are in the background when it needs more memory for the app you are currently using. This is done because Android is made for multitasking
    pastorjosh likes this.
  6. CharlzO

    CharlzO Android Expert

    However, just as a "tip" or whatever, you can press and hold your home key, and it'll pop up a list of your recent apps as a floating pop-up. Just for quick switching, I guess.

HTC Thunderbolt Forum

The HTC Thunderbolt release date was March 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1400mAh battery.

March 2011
Release Date

Share This Page