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List of processes that are safe to kill/auto-kill?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ub3r-l33ch, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. ub3r-l33ch

    ub3r-l33ch Member
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    I have the startup auditor and TaskPanel apps. I want to try and setup the phone to always have as much memory available as possible.

    Most of them are pretty obvious but there are a few I'm not sure of.

    Does anyone have a comprehensive list of services/processes/etc. that we can safely kill off and/or set for auto-kill/disable at startup?

    Edit: One I was curious about is Google Partner Setup. I have killed it off without any issues through TaskPanel. But would having it on the auto-kill list be ok?

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  2. Adrift

    Adrift Android Enthusiast

    You will find that many users here will advise against using task-kilers/auto-killers. I personally have never used one, however, I am sure someone here will chime in about the merits or demerits of using them.
  3. ub3r-l33ch

    ub3r-l33ch Member
    Thread Starter

    Why would someone not want to use them? If you have processes running in the background taking up memory then the phone will run slower and possibly use up more battery life. It's more or less like a computer in that respect, I would think.
  4. Adrift

    Adrift Android Enthusiast

    Evidently, Android functions differently than a computer in that it randomly pulls information from different programs (it appears that the program is running when it is not), if you kill that program you run the risk of causing problems with with how Android is functioning.

    Also Android runs it's own form of task killing, if a program is running but the user is not using it, after a certain amount of time, Android will close it safely.
  5. evilbeef54

    evilbeef54 Well-Known Member

    I use start up auditor and task killer fairly frequently, habbit from my WinMo days, most of the stuff that you will run into issues with closing has a yellow note under it in startup auditor that says what conflicts you will have if you close it, these is a LOT of stuff that if you close it you will use the market place. I have found that killing some of the unnecessary stuff just before starting pandora allows it to run slightly better, i have been out running the last two nights in a row listening to pandora and have had NONE of the usual issues with it, which is very weird
  6. Talyn

    Talyn Member

    Yea, those "program" that should close after a while.

    Yea, They dont close bro, They stay open all day.

    Moxie mailer sucks up internet and transfers data for no reason, I dont use it.
    NFL live, and the weather chanel, i dont use those, they are on all the time.

    While I do not deny your claims.
    The android platform, at least in 1.5, sucks at managing tasks and such.

    If you dont use a program, I don't think it should open.

    That is the only thing I wish for with this platform, is better task management.

    I understand the callender and a few other things constantly opening, it probably use's those, even though I auto kill them. I still have no issues with anything except the USB drive crap and my computer eventually not recognizing the device, auto killer or not.
    Makes no difference.
  7. ayshjeff

    ayshjeff Newbie

    Thanks to all buddies information. I was puzzled these days how to optimize my Android running with max. free memory and being busy killing unnecessary process manually.

    Now I will let my phone auto kill process instead of using taskiller.
  8. Mw182006

    Mw182006 Member

    I downloaded a program called 'toggle settings' yesterday in attempts to create a one click shortcut on my desktop for enabling wifi/gps/etc. This program also has a built in task killer, and I was surprised to see the amount of stuff running in the background (google talk, im, moxier, sprint nav, etc). I'm wondering if I need to worry about that stuff in terms of battery life since some are running and some are idle, but they don't really seem to impact memory usage that much.

    /can't wait for the 2.1 upgrade!

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