1. rjr1209's Avatar
    Just wondering if there is a task killer build in the maxx? I don't want to download any off the market I heard it does more harm then good is that true?

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    08-23-2012 07:57 PM
  2. Helloneumann's Avatar
    Task killers are not good for your phone.
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    08-23-2012 08:25 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    There used to be a stock task killer with Gingerbread on the Razr Maxx, but they got rid of it with ICS. Task killers are generally not helpful in Android, because many apps will restart after you stop them. If you have a task killer set up to automatically stop certain apps, the constant cycling of apps turning on and then off can actually drain your battery more. The only reason to use a task killer is if there's an app that you suspect is malfunctioning (and thereby taking up excess CPU cycles), and you can do this simply by going to Manage Apps, and selecting Force Stop.
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    08-23-2012 08:46 PM
  4. Praggles's Avatar
    I understand that the new OS makes them superfluous too.

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    08-23-2012 08:46 PM
  5. omie19's Avatar
    i go in and close them out through the home screen. when u are on yourr home screen hold the home button and it will show you a list of apps that were running and swipe them off of the screen to close them
    08-24-2012 03:15 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That actually doesn't close the app. Long pressing the home button just brings up a recent apps list, not a task manager. You can tell it doesn't close the app by opening something like Pandora, playing some music, then swiping that app away. The music will keep playing, meaning that the app didn't close.

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    08-24-2012 03:27 PM
  7. kawana72's Avatar
    So what's the point of swiping them away? I guess my question is what does swiping them away actually do?

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    08-28-2012 11:35 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Good question. It just de-clutters your recent app list, I guess. I suppose it might be useful if you use the recent app list a lot to start your frequently used apps, and if there's an outlier in there, you can swipe it away.
    08-28-2012 11:38 PM
  9. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    That's what I use it for...

    If you wanna kill unused tasks... Reboot.

    sent from the fingers of a madman
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    08-29-2012 09:06 AM