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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by canrunin, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. canrunin

    canrunin Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I know this was talked about before at different times but I still have 3 questions.
    1. what is the difference between a task killer and a task manager?
    2. should we be using one of these apps or not?
    3. when you look at the awake time if it is like 70% or 80% and you aren't using the phone a bunch I take it that means something is running,how can you find what is running.and is the awake time that big of deal?

    don't know if it matters but I have a Eris phone

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  2. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    install the app spare parts, there is a battery info screen that will tell you app usage. you can root your problem out that way.

    fwiw i use advanced task manager and it works well

    most people will tell you to not use any task anything and let the phone do its thing....sharply ignore these people. :p
  3. canrunin

    canrunin Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    why I ask is because my phone has been on for 2 hours and 30 min. I had a 3 min call and when I checked my status it says awake time is 98% dont understand?
  4. canrunin

    canrunin Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    i do have the spar parts,that is a cool app!!!
  5. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    yeah that's probably not good.open spare parts and go to battery history. flick through the different usage screens and see what apps are running it up.
  6. canrunin

    canrunin Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    checked that and if i read it right the longest thing was 1 min 20 sec.still dont know why I would be awake for 98% might have to try a task app but how do you choose?
  7. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    I use advanced task manager (paid app) and have had good luck with it. doesnt kill battery and has a handy home screen widget for a one touch kill on draining apps.
  8. canrunin

    canrunin Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    what are the apps that you dont want to kill?
  9. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    idk, i just kill things i know i want to kill.....

    my list of apps that getted killed when i hit the kill button

    advanced task manager (kills itself)
    spare parts
    browser/dolphin browser
    handcent sms
    slacker radio
  10. mike54937

    mike54937 Newbie

    First of all I'm relatively new to the forum and this is my first post so hi all. Second, I've done s9me playing with my phone as we all do on a regular basis. What I have found Is this; ANY & 8 mean ANY type of messaging apps you have on your phone in terms of hi yahoo, hi aim ect. will cause your awake time to soar outta control. I had the worst battery life & awake time cause I always had my hi yahoo running. After I made sure all messaging apps were shut down, my battery life sky rocketed. I can now go about 2 days on a single charge. Also running my battery down all the way before I recharge has made a big improvement. Hope this helps.
  11. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    ebuddy works pretty well and handles all your IM acct's, try it.
  12. drewc00

    drewc00 Lurker

    So I use 'automatic task killer' and works great. The only issue I have is that when I'm using something like google maps or pandora which I need to remain idle...when the screen turns off..automatic task killer does its job. I know theres a preference to put programs like these not to be killed.. but when I'm not using them I dont want them to be running in the background.

    Any suggestions?
  13. snorge

    snorge Android Enthusiast

    the best task killer/manager IMO after using quite a few of them is task panel. It has the features of some of the paid apps in a free one and has a pretty nice interface and widget as well.
  14. W4LLY

    W4LLY Android Enthusiast

    Atm > atk.
  15. canrunin

    canrunin Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    i'm lost all the sudden my phone is awake for 97% of the time.started a couple of days ago what the heck do I look for??
  16. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    check battery info in spare parts app...
    any new IM apps installed? using?
  17. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Android Expert

    I like using Task Panel as well. It's easy to use and manage the ignore list. I started by having a lot of ignored tasks (like gmail, messages, and my calwidget), but I've found that those come through and work even if they are killed. The main thing I've had to experiment with are the HTC systems, PC Sync, & clock - those have to be ignored.

    So far, I'm a supporter of Task Panel.
  18. canrunin

    canrunin Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    nope no im apps,what am i looking for in battery inf?
    i have just downloaded task panel but I have only got these apps

    pkt auctions ebay
    spare parts
    tip calculator
    quick settings
    missed reminder
    barcode scanner
    facebook for android

    should i delete them all and start over to figure it out was doing good until a day or two ago.
  19. swe3t23

    swe3t23 Android Enthusiast

    i have advance task manger what is does is mean avaliable memory at the top is for

    Right now it says 45M

    i thought apps are saved on the sd cards

    and what is the max memory that it should say
  20. W4LLY

    W4LLY Android Enthusiast

    If it's anything like random access memory in computers, the file may be on your SD, but for it to run, it is running on the phones processor, which has Virtual Space, i.e RAM.
  21. swe3t23

    swe3t23 Android Enthusiast

    i see..... so the what much is the max ram on the eris you can have
  22. canrunin

    canrunin Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I figured it out, the app I down loaded called quick settings had something go wrong with it so I uninstalled it andnow my awake time is 8% after quite a while doing much better now.fwiw.
  23. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    yeah quick settings has been mentioned a few times as being a trouble maker
  24. CMedicGrl

    CMedicGrl Lurker

    I wish you could save and run apps from the SD card, but unfortunately it just doesn't work that way. All apps run from the internal memory. 147MB is the max available for user storage on the Eris
  25. stmartin84

    stmartin84 Well-Known Member

    I downloaded it, works great. Small app. One questions Mr. Caddyman, have you found a way to increase the font size while using ebuddy? It's small to me.

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