1. coach's Avatar
    i power down and charge my phone each night. every time i turn it on there are a number of apps that start very few of which i need. is there a startup folder or some equivalent location from which i can remove these apps so they're not running every time the phone is powered on?
    05-19-2010 07:00 AM
  2. Kyle Gibb's Avatar
    Need infoz:

    1) What apps
    2) do you mean preventing them from starting automatically -OR-
    3) do you mean removing apps from the phone in general

    and is there any particular reason you power down your phone? jw =]
    05-19-2010 07:59 AM
  3. coach's Avatar
    Need infoz:

    1) What apps
    voice dialer
    fm radio
    sodoku
    music
    color note
    accu weather
    footprints

    there are other apps/widgets that also start (calendar, gmail, clock, etc) but i'm not looking to stop those.


    2) do you mean preventing them from starting automatically -OR-
    3) do you mean removing apps from the phone in general

    preventing them from starting automatically. not interested in removing them from the phone (and know how to do that if i was), though i am removing accu weather in favor of the weather channel app. i just don't need all these running automatically when the phone is turned on.




    and is there any particular reason you power down your phone? jw =]
    habit mostly.
    05-19-2010 08:25 AM
  4. Kyle Gibb's Avatar
    I suppose I would recommend advanced task killer off the market. I don't use it but it seems to have a following. But I think that a couple of those you mention(music, voice dialer) are part of the OS so they get loaded along with everything else. Out of all of those you mentioned, I only saw the FM radio in the "running services" list and I had been using it yesterday.

    hope that helps
    05-19-2010 08:39 AM
  5. coach's Avatar
    yeah, i have the task killer but prefer the system panel over task killer. ultimately, i can end the programs using one of the two, but would generally prefer some of them not be running in the first place. thanks though!
    05-19-2010 10:00 AM
  6. slinky317's Avatar
    Not sure how you can stop them from starting, but the app TaskPanel lets you auto-kill any application when the phone goes to sleep. I have it set so the Calendar is auto closed, which really helps battery life.
    05-19-2010 10:23 AM
  7. moosc's Avatar
    It is a OS thing android will run and kill things as needed. Not much u can do. If u search this topic is well covered through out the forums. U can use task killer but after u kill it the OS WILL just restart them.
    05-19-2010 10:26 AM
  8. Qazme's Avatar
    Check the options, some apps have the auto run option there. For the rest of them don't worry about it, it still takes the phone 30 seconds give or take 10 seconds to boot regardless.
    05-19-2010 10:44 AM
  9. credo's Avatar
    Why bother? My phone seems to operate fine w/o worrying about running apps. That is a BB thing.
    05-19-2010 05:52 PM
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