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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CuBz, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. CuBz

    CuBz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I wanted to ask everyone what their experience is with task killers, because alot of people say their battery lasts longer with one but others say it does not make a difference.

    Can everyone post what task killer they use, and what difference it makes on their phone, or state that you do not use one, and why.

    I used Advanced Task Killer Pro and when people were saying they were not needed, I uninstalled it, after 2 weeks I have noticed that my battery does not last as long as it did when I had the task killer installed, so I will be re-installing it

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  2. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    I have a question for you Cubz, did you have your ATK on auto kill when you had it?
  3. CuBz

    CuBz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Yes, which is why it saved battery, but people kept telling me that using that does no difference, but it seemed to for me.
  4. northernale1

    northernale1 Android Enthusiast

    what task killer are u using???
  5. CuBz

    CuBz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Advanced Task Killer Pro as I stated in the OP :rolleyes:
  6. northernale1

    northernale1 Android Enthusiast

    so you did reinstall the same one,,, thats what i wasnt sure of
  7. CuBz

    CuBz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Yes I did
  8. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    OK, thought so. I believe you have a rogue app (could be more) on your phone. One reason why you're seeing better battery life with using ATK versus when you're not using it. My stipulation is that the app is not coded properly and does not have a proper 'exit' feature and is 'running' in the background versus being 'idle' when not being used. So when you finish using it, it's still active and running. When you were auto killing the app, it closed it down.

    Another guess is that the app does not go idle when the phone becomes idle (screen off). What's your phone idle capacity. When phone is not being used, how long is it active for?
  9. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    just tried one once at the start...dont ask which one as dont know (juice defender rings a bell)

    did not see any difference when installed, uninstalled and still no diffreence

    1 less thing running in the background
  10. stocker

    stocker Member

    I also tried uninstalling my app killer, (ES task manager) I also noticed my batter life was reduced. I reinstalled and it is back to normal.
  11. powerkiter

    powerkiter Android Expert

    Some folks do see a change others dont.

    I have tried a couple and all seem to kill my battery quicker when installed, but after getting app happy when I first got the phone I calmed down a bit then after rooting went with a couple of apps a day to see if they was a fault with them and if I noticed the battery dying faster I would remove the app.

    But I also removed crap like "face recognition" which had/has a known bug where it will try and recognise any face be it a picture you take a or a picture your viewing online. I noticed a marked difference after removing the crap and bloatware from the phone.

    But would still be lucky to 14 hours from the battery with normal use.
  12. KingDong

    KingDong Android Enthusiast

    I've never really noticed a difference, although I had used a task killer before and sometimes it would lag after uninstalling it so see if there was a difference my phone really hardly ever lags now.
  13. cwepruk

    cwepruk Well-Known Member

    I've used both Juice Defender and Task Killer. Neither did squat for battery life.

    My battery life is awesome for a smartphone.
  14. rosered

    rosered Android Expert

    I haven't task killed for quite a while altho it is still on my phone. Mine was Advanced Task Killer.

    My battery life is normally pretty good, but something is not going right at the moment so need to have a look at it. Installed EboBirthday yesterday so maybe its that.
  15. X10iUser

    X10iUser Android Expert

    It's all down to personal preference at the end of the day because as you say some notice a difference and some don't.
  16. MrWomble

    MrWomble Android Expert

    personally i found it too much of a hassle to bother with them

    auto kill was troublesome, esp when trying to remember what i needed left on, and by the time i got that list sorted, it was only killing 4 or 5 so didn't see the point, and what it did kill, didn't offer any extra battery time that i noticed


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    Advanced Task Killer
  17. Merolas

    Merolas Android Enthusiast

    Well i've stopped killing apps since the last 2 months and my battery life is not that bad. with my regular heavy use (i use my phone at LEAST 30-40 times a day) i can use the phone all day long (6:30 AM to 10:30 PM) and still have 30-40% left at the end of the day. BUT i didn't uninstall the app, since when i really want to either restart an app or just refresh my mem it's a good way to do it (not all apps have a EXIT line).

    I use Advanced Task Killer. To resume, ATK is useful but not essential.
  18. northernale1

    northernale1 Android Enthusiast

    geeezzzz,, i wish,,, yesterday using phone for very minimal,, about a dozen text with task killer running, i was down to 2% at the end of a 8 hr shift, totally unacceptable,,

    my iphone 3g i could get almost 2days with lots of use,,,

    anyhow just got confirmation from rogers that the captivate is shipped
  19. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Is that sarcasm or are you complaining? So how much life do you get from your battery with heavy use?
  20. northernale1

    northernale1 Android Enthusiast

    if i use it "heavily" it wont last me my shift,,,
  21. MrWomble

    MrWomble Android Expert

    i still say you have a rogue app or faulty battery
  22. CuBz

    CuBz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    My guess is he's complaining. He does that alot lol :D
  23. MrWomble

    MrWomble Android Expert

    Really - hadn't noticed :rolleyes::D
  24. SkaDiver

    SkaDiver Lurker

    TaskKillerHome, for me, works the best; I
  25. SkaDiver

    SkaDiver Lurker

    Oh, and Juice Defender rlz! New 3.something version is AMAZING!

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