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Does ATK help or hurt your battery life?

  1. I get better battery life with ATK

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  2. I get batter battery life without ATK

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  3. I get better battery life with ATK

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  4. I get batter battery life without ATK

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  1. KU_Android

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    Alright well i figured i'd post a poll to help finally end the debate on if advanced Task Killer, or another generic task killer, helps or hurts your battery. Personally i have been using it on and off the last few days and i get better battery with it not running. HOWEVER, if i also include ATK to kill itself everytime i run it, my battery life goes way up and encompasses more than a day. What are your guys experiences??? Please only submit if you have actually experimented with using both to keep the data accurate :D
     

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    What's ATK?
     
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    Advanced task killer, or another generic task killer of choice
     
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    It helps. I've noticed increased battery life. But I use it with Cleanoid.
     
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    I have an early version of Advanced Task Killer, as well as other task killers. Haven't hurt a thing.
     
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    i used to be at 15% at the end of the day with ATK. Now i end with almost 50%, better battery life w/o ATK definately (at least for me)
     
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    Since I don't have any apps coming up in the background anymore (woo rooted and no stock apps) I just run ATK after startup and just to make sure any apps I'm not going to use for a while are completely shut down. I get better life with it, imo.
     
  8. LaFlavor

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    Mine improved when I removed it.
     
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    as long as i make sure i kill atk as well when i open it to kill the other apps, it gives me great battery life.
     
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    Yeah, gotta have ATK kill itself or you might as well let the apps run.
     
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    oh, and idk if i'm just a super nooob and didn't know about it, but the atk widget is awesome. i'd just been using the shortcut
     
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    The poll is useless without a "makes no difference" entry. Whether or not a task killer will "help" depends on the programs you use and what you leave running in the background. I've never noticed a major change in battery life from using a task killers, but I don't leave things like web browsers running in the background either.
     
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    Not sure how it's possible for ATK to HURT your battery life... the program kills itself as well as several others, so how is it possible that it takes MORE battery life when your phone is running less programs?
     
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    If someone sets ATK to ignore itself and then sets it to periodically kill programs (ie wake up periodically), then it will absolutely kill the battery faster than not running ATK.

    Of course, as has been mentioned earlier, if the programs you want to kill are waking up the phone more often than ATK would then ATK would actually save the battery in comparison.

    Personally I turn the automated feature off and run it manually, so the question is a bit simplistic and difficult to answer.
     
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    I use task panel. After using ATK for a week, I had no difference in my battery life and I kept having to close out the apps. Unlike with task panel. The apps stay closed and you can keep which ones to keep running and which apps to automatically "kill."

    And my battery lasts longer with it. Lastnight it had 80% when I took it off charge at 11:30, and this morning around 11:30 is when it needed to be charged again. So, 12 hours isn't bad at all for a smartphone.
     
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    how do i remove ATK? my battery doesnt last a day.

    i play games for an hour or two, a few sms, i rarely call, i rarely use wifi.
     

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