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Force closing applications bad? (Galaxy S)

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by voodoochild16, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. voodoochild16

    voodoochild16 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So I got a Samsung Galaxy S, through Bell and it has 2.2 on it... it has a feature that allows me to end applications like going CTRL+ALT+DEL in windows, because it shows the battery usage so it makes me a little more concerned about that, but anyways now some apps are force closing, crashing sometimes.. is it best to not force close any apps? has anyone had the same problem for the same reason? Some apps i just cant "quit" like in windows.. any tips would be great and thanks in advance!.


  2. sitlet


    Apr 11, 2010
    Do a search for "task killers", you will find your answers. Android does just fine managing memory on its own, unlike windows. It likes to fill up the memory with applications, but they are not using any battery, just sitting there waiting to be opened. By force closing these apps, you are disrupting what android likes to do, and it will just open those apps back up again, therefore using MORE battery then if you would have just left it alone.
  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Jun 12, 2010
    An app force-closing on it's own is a different issue than you killing apps you think are running. Give this a quick read:

    Android Task Killers Explained: What They Do and Why You Shouldn't Use Them

    Now, the apps that force-close, do they do it all the time or just occasionally? Always the same app or random? In any event an app that continually force-closes is either in conflict with something or is poorly coded. If you could give a few more details perhaps we can get to bottom of it.
  4. voodoochild16

    voodoochild16 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    It's happening more often compared to the beginning when I first got the phone, i didnt have as many problems with apps crashing. It's not so bad right now, ive found replacements for the apps i used to use that came with the phone. I only use the task manager if i really need to now though, but i do think its definitely a cause of the problem. Thanks for that link, if i continue to have more huge issues with apps crashing in the future ill update this thread.
  5. If you face a "force close" press Report button. If you get "force close" regularly - find another app with desired functionality because any app can be developed without force close.
  6. chriscjay1

    chriscjay1 New Member

    Jul 5, 2013
    Hi...i am having a major issue with an app that i love playing "always" force closing....sometimes i cant get out of the app when it freezes and tells me it has to "force close" because the app stopped responding. BTW i only have this1 app and a torch app installed on my phone,i thought by deleting everything else i might have some luck,but it wasnt to be....someone please help me as this is driving me crazy.
    Also,sometimes it freezes and the only way i can get out of the app so i can reboot it or make a call is to take the back off and the battery out....surely there has to be something majorly wrong !!!!
    Are the Galaxy range just crap phone, or is it just a few bad ones in the bunch ????
  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Sep 15, 2011
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    Have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling the app? If that doesnt work, maybe try resetting the phone since it only has a couple apps on it :thumbup:
  8. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Mostly retired
    Kansas City, Mo.
    It's a problem with the app, not your phone. Contact the developer.
  9. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    Jun 13, 2011
    Annoying my X-Husband
    Hanover Park, IL

    Have you tried deleting the cache and data for the app? Even though resetting the data will set the apps settings to default, sometimes it can fix issues with the app.

    If after resetting the cache and data, uninstalling and reinstalling does not help, you'll need to contact the app developer directly and see if they can help you.
    funkylogik likes this.

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