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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PeteThePete, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. PeteThePete

    PeteThePete Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I'm sorry if this seems like a stupid question, but I'm new to using Android and haven't been able to figure this out for myself.

    Is there a way I can disable programs from launching at start up? I mainly use my Nexus to watch films on my commute to and from work. I use VLC Media player for this.

    When I turn my Nexus on and run an app like Advanced App Killer (or something like that) it shows that I have apps like Facebook, Google Play, Calendar, etc etc all running.

    I'd rather not have these launching automatically unless I've opened them manually but can't see an option to change this.

    I've tried installing a Start Up Manager app but nothing seems to have changed.

    Thanks,
    Pete
     

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    You're best just leaving things as they are tbh. The apps running in the background don't use much battery and don't really affect performance. If you get in to the habit of killing apps and stopping things from running at startup, that just leads to higher battery use or instability.

    For a bit more info on task management and why stuff runs in the background, take a look here: http://androidforums.com/android-applications/335110-why-you-dont-need-task-killer.html

    You can disable apps via the settings menu if you don't think you're every going to need them, would that be an alternative?
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Android Enthusiast

    Task killers are pointless because the dadgum things keep coming back from the dead, but if your are rooted, you can take a different approach: Gemini App Manager is a tool I use which stops the annoying apps from listening for the events that start them. They stay dead that way, and only start when you tell them to.
     
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