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unwanted apps restarting

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by pathare535, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. pathare535

    pathare535 Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 27, 2010
    Several apps on my epic are always on. After I end them using atk if I wait say 10 minutes they start again. Not all are bloatware some are apps I use from time to time but I don't want them to run all the time. Is anyone else experiencing this?


  2. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    This is typical for the OS and not something with which to concern yourself. Android will kill apps as necessary when it needs the memory.

    Just because an app is listed as being "open" doesn't mean it's actually using resources. Apps can sit there dormant, waiting to be used again, and again, if Android needs the memory for something else, it will kill those dormant apps as needed.

    There's no good reason to use a task killer on a regular basis. The only time it's needed is when an app misbehaves and needs to be force closed. I've seen this happen maybe twice in the 2+ months I've had my Vibrant. Task killers, in general, cause more problems then they solve.

    If you want to get rid of bloatware consider rooting your phone and using Root Explorer or Titanium Backup to get rid of apps that otherwise could not be deleted.

    Here's some reading for you:


    You can skip to the TL;DNR section and still get a good idea of what's going on in Android.

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