Hey guys. I have a quick question. May sound dumb or may have already been asked but i can't find it. The question being, is it safe to use an application killer or not. I understand that some programs must stay running (have done that much research.) But it is safe to have an app killer and kill simple apps such as facebook, myspace, yahoo messenger, etc. I am currently using the advance task killer free version. I just don't want to do anything to harm anything such as the phones functioning. Thanks in advance for the help.
The answer is a resounding no. Appkillers and Virus scanners use system resources and do very little that is useful that you can't do yourself without using all those resources. On the DINC some people have claimed it saved their battery life but to me it isn't worth it. It causes more problems than it solves.
while i agree with fezzick, i do still use advanced task killer. just make sure you have apps that you need to run on the ignore list (like my alarm clock. i thought it didn't work.....i was just killing it constantly, so of course it didn't work...lol). i just like to kill them all at once as it seems i have about a dozen running after a couple hours and it's just easier for me to hit kill all apps (minus the ones on my ignore list).
I read a bunch of posts about having a task killer with the 2.2 update. I had one for awhile after the update but after everything I read about why to not have one, I finally uninstalled it. And wow, I could not be happier. My battery life is amazing now! And I use my phone like crazy. I'm texting all day long, and using the internet several times a day, not to mention several of my different apps. I can get a full days use out of my phone without having to charge it. Of course, I do have to charge it every night. I highly highly recommend uninstalling the task killer...
I would say no. It's not needed. ATK made my system really lag. I deleted it, but then my battery life tanked big time,I could barley get 5 hours of battery life with hardly using the phone at all....until I found this niffty little app called Juice Defender.
Juice Defender is a miracle worker. After configuring it, I'm able to get my 1750 battery to last 14-15 hours....and that's WITHOUT A.T.K and with heavy use....
NO NO NO
With Froyok, if you use an app killer you will be stopping and restarting apps a ton that dont take up any resources when running. Thus, you are hurting your phone!
ATK shows apps running in the background. Actually, they are not. Click settings, about phone at bottom, battery, battery use and it will show you what is actually running.