1. megumbo's Avatar
    I installed battery doctor a few days ago and everytime I go to kill apps, there are always 10+ apps running. Even if my phone is on standby for 10 minutes right after killing them all, they will come back.

    This is eating a lot of battery and I don't know how to stop it. A lot of the apps are Google bloatware.

    This is a snapshot I took of open apps right after I started my phone. I will kill them and they just come back minutes later. Very frustrating.

    Moto X: 10+ apps always running. Help!-battery.jpg


    What can I do?

    Thank you.
    03-06-2014 01:05 PM
  2. DCSholtis's Avatar
    Yep I have the same thing

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    03-06-2014 01:32 PM
  3. realitydigg's Avatar
    You can uninstall the apps - But why are you concerned that they are running? are you having issues? Facebook runs so that it can sync and give you alerts. GoSMS pro so it can receive texts, Play store so that it can receive updates etc. If any of these apps are showing unusual battery use then you have an issue, otherwise this is by design.
    ultravisitor likes this.
    03-06-2014 02:20 PM
  4. megumbo's Avatar
    You can uninstall the apps - But why are you concerned that they are running? are you having issues? Facebook runs so that it can sync and give you alerts. GoSMS pro so it can receive texts, Play store so that it can receive updates etc. If any of these apps are showing unusual battery use then you have an issue, otherwise this is by design.
    Everytime I kill the apps it adds at least 2 hours to my battery time. That is pretty significant. How can I make them not start up automatically? I don't want to receive facebook updates, I don't care about apps updating. And cant gosms only when I open it or when I get a text?
    03-06-2014 02:28 PM
  5. realitydigg's Avatar
    So on facebook for example you can go into the settings and turn facebook chat off, and turn the update interval to never - then it will update only when you open it. You can also go into the setting on play newsstand and tell it to only download while charging. You should care about apps updating if you want the latest bug free most secure versions. Tweaking the settings will probably save you most of your battery time. Also, search around for all the other tips and tricks for conserving battery if that is the core issue.
    03-06-2014 03:36 PM
  6. ScottMGS's Avatar
    Everytime I kill the apps it adds at least 2 hours to my battery time. That is pretty significant. How can I make them not start up automatically? I don't want to receive facebook updates, I don't care about apps updating. And cant gosms only when I open it or when I get a text?
    How will GoSMS know when you get a text if the service that watches for incoming messages isn't running? Really, these are background services so the apps will work as you expect them to. Like realitydigg said in many apps you can turn off the settings that require the services to run.
    03-06-2014 03:42 PM
  7. dcastillo's Avatar
    Under data usage in the main settings you can restrict apps from running in the background....

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    03-06-2014 07:17 PM
  8. ultravisitor's Avatar
    How can I make them not start up automatically?
    Turn off your phone. Otherwise, again, this is the way the phone is designed to work.
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    03-06-2014 07:28 PM
  9. dctokyo's Avatar
    How will GoSMS know when you get a text if the service that watches for incoming messages isn't running? Really, these are background services so the apps will work as you expect them to. Like realitydigg said in many apps you can turn off the settings that require the services to run.
    Try this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...assistant.paid you can stop apps from starting up with it.
    03-06-2014 07:42 PM
  10. Stang68's Avatar
    I've been getting good results from Greenify.

    I was noticing apps running that had no business doing that. Pandora, My TV Favs, etc...no need for these apps to be running in the background unless I'm actively using it like I would Pandora.

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    03-07-2014 09:48 AM
  11. Zaini Art's Avatar
    Try greenify donation version, u won't regret it :-) alot way better than task killer. It will put any app into sleep without losing their main function like push message or GCM
    services.

    Sent from my Lenovo A390_ROW using Tapatalk
    03-07-2014 05:03 PM
  12. Stang68's Avatar
    Try greenify donation version, u won't regret it :-) alot way better than task killer. It will put any app into sleep without losing their main function like push message or GCM
    services.

    Sent from my Lenovo A390_ROW using Tapatalk
    But for that to work you need to be rooted, right?

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    03-08-2014 05:00 PM
  13. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    But for that to work you need to be rooted, right?

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    Used to be but not anymore. The app does have certain root only functions like hibernating system apps but the basic functions work without root

    -Nexus 10-
    03-08-2014 07:46 PM
  14. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    I third Greenify. Root is still necessary to keep some apps from starting up on their own, but that just is what it is. Make sure your individual app settings are as battery friendly as you can tolerate.

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-09-2014 04:16 PM

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