1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hello to everyone,

    I'm trying to understand how can I kill some Android (8.1) processes when my phone reconnects itself to my WIFI hot spot using AutomateIT. I see that between the Actions there is no KILL or whatever action to do that AND I would also know how to delete SMS messages which contains a specific string.
    01-27-2019 10:34 AM
  2. Mooncatt's Avatar
    It's generally not a good idea to arbitrarily kill apps, because doing so works counter to how Android is designed to work and can cause more problems than it solves. So unless you have a specific reason for closing the app (such as it's interfering with something, not because you simply aren't using it or want to free up memory), I wouldn't bother with killing it.

    I can't help with the SMS question.
    01-27-2019 10:49 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Android kills any apps that need killing any time it needs to - that's how Android is designed. Apps have to keep their current state at all times, so they can be killed, then brought back to their previous state. (Unlike Windows, which asks a program if it can be killed and won't if it says no.) But if a process is running in Android (as opposed to running in the operating system (which happens to be Linux - Android - or more properly, Dalvik - is just a Linux program) it may be needed because some app is depending on the app with that process usually running. (Like Phone is normally running, so a process doesn't have to duplicate a process in Phone - it can just use an API in Phone to use the process.)

    As for deleting SMSs with specific strings, I'm not an AutomateIt expert (I use Tasker), but you;d have to read each incoming app, look for the string, and delete the message if you find it. I'm not saying that there is a "read every SMS" function or a "delete SMS" function in AutomateIt, but that's what you'd need to do it.
    01-27-2019 03:11 PM

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