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  1. JohnJSal

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    I've read about how task killers aren't necessarily good because of the way they FC apps, so I'm wondering, is it safe to go into my Running Apps list and Force Stop certain apps? I'm thinking of apps like Amazon MP3, Maps, Peep, Facebook, Fandango, etc. General things like that, nothing system-important.

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    Force stopping is when the app you are using is not responding. Now Force closing, that's different. Well, different people have different results because of the apps they use, or the security level on the task killer is different. Just try it out and as soon as you see negative effects, stop using it.
     
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    There should be no problems with stopping apps through Running Services stop choice. It's there specifically to make sure all features of the app are turned off when simply backing out of the app may still leave some features running.

    I've done it since getting my Evo with nary a problem.
     
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    Well, Force Stop is the only option I see. How do you Force Close instead?
     
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    To force close, open the task killer and press the "KILL Selected Apps". If That doesn't work, press the back button (depends on the app, though) as many times as it takes to go back to your home screen than KILL Selected Apps. If that still doesn't work, restart the phone. If that somehow still doesn't work, factory reset the phone. If that still doesn't work, exchancge phone for new one. Hope that helped. lol!
     
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    Well, I don't use a task killer, so I guess my only option is to use the force stop in the Manage Application list
     
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    is it okay to force stop the google play music I did it many times coz its only active app? what should I need to can anyone help me ?
     
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