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Apps turning themselves on?
MikeGatt
Member

My battery dies quickly, so I downloaded "Advanced Task Killer Free".  It seems to kill apps I'm not currently using, BUT, the next time I look, almost every app on the phone is on.  City ID, Skype Mobile, Mobile IM, Docs, Backup Assistant, Everything.  Is there some way to keep all the apps from launching themselves?  I can only go 6 hours on a change sometimes.

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Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Don't install a task killer. You are not letting the OS figure out what is most used and what needs to be cached.

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MikeGatt
Member

Thanks for the response.  Now, how do I uninstall an app?  (Such as "Advanced App Killer Free")

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MikeGatt
Member

Or, can I just turn off an app, I mean, keep it off until I want it?

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Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Just because you see it doesn't mean it is running. Android is a Linux based system where the rule is empty ram is wasted ram. So it'll cache your listed use applications. Over time Android will figure out what you do and don't use and adjust accordingly. The task killer will stop the OS from doing this.

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Hello MikeGatt,
I know battery life is very important!  I agree with  Tidbits about uninstalling the Task Killer application.  You can do so by following the visuals here http://bit.ly/MRFiPv .  You may also review the link here http://bit.ly/T3lA23 for battery tips.  Please let me know if you need any additional assistance.  Thank you!

TominqueB_VZW
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