1. sterandroids's Avatar
    note 2 has been praised by many for its beastly battery life, however mine is not living up to it and i feel the reason why is because of the background apps it runs. As of now when i run the task killer there are tons of random apps that i never open that appear there like cut the rope free, mini golf etc.

    how do i keep these apps from opening?

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    05-06-2013 12:28 AM
  2. Manipur's Avatar
    Go to settings>developer options>limit background processes and select 1 or 2 processes at most. You need to redo it if you restart your phone. Or download start up manager and disable the apps you don't want from start up.

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    05-06-2013 12:39 AM
  3. wase4711's Avatar
    download an app like startup organizer, and keep what ever app you want to from autostarting..
    05-06-2013 05:55 AM
  4. mmohn01's Avatar
    Do not use an app killer or task manager! Samsung has one built in. They do more harm than good. Android's OS is designed to start up apps automatically to check for data, updates, etc. If you keep killing them them Android will restart them, which will have an affect on battery life.

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    05-06-2013 08:57 AM
  5. Disturbed_Angel's Avatar
    Well, what are you defining as "not living up to it" and what is your usage like? Back when I had a Droid Razr Maxx, I still managed barely a full day of use with it, and that was because I was a heavy user, I wanted all my notifications to be on and working, I do GeoCaching, lots of streaming media, etc. So the first step is to be honest about what your usage is currently. Also, rather than look at possibly not active but stored in RAM processes that aren't affecting the battery, or really anything else except for how quickly they can load back up, check your battery usage, and see what is eating up your battery. Also, I am not directly familiar with those 2 apps, but I believe they are both games. If they have things like FB integration, co op, or really any other notifications, then they are going to start up in order to give you that. Another thing to keep in mind, advertised battery life is based on a brand new phone, with no apps installed, etc.


    Personally, I bought a smart phone to use it, and to use it fully. However, I also charge it any time I can, and have an external battery pack. I see no purpose in having a phone that can do everything Android and the Note 2 can do, and then shutting things down, limiting things, ect. I think if you do that, then you just have a basic phone in a Smartphone shell, nothing more, IMHO.
    05-06-2013 09:53 AM
  6. gollum18's Avatar
    Do not use an app killer or task manager! Samsung has one built in. They do more harm than good. Android's OS is designed to start up apps automatically to check for data, updates, etc. If you keep killing them them Android will restart them, which will have an affect on battery life.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Android Central Forums
    This is what I was going to say, you beat me to it. If anyone recommends a task killer to you they are wrong. They should never be used on any device/computer period.

    To add to that, android starts various services (called daemons) on startup, that listen for certain input from you. They do this to make it easier to use your phone or to perform certain actions. From above killing them=more restarts=more battery drain.

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    05-06-2013 09:56 AM
  7. gnr_2's Avatar
    note 2 has been praised by many for its beastly battery life, however mine is not living up to it and i feel the reason why is because of the background apps it runs. As of now when i run the task killer there are tons of random apps that i never open that appear there like cut the rope free, mini golf etc.

    how do i keep these apps from opening?

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    If you look at the permissions for these apps they have access to all your information so they come on to access it and do whatever else it is they do with it.



    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
    05-06-2013 10:15 AM
  8. Antony Thomas's Avatar
    Hi, I was using the app killer cause I dint know it was bad for the phone. What is the built in app to stop the application, do I force each application? Is it recommended I get a startup manager. I just switched from Iphone to samsung note 2 a week back.
    10-10-2013 03:00 PM
  9. Jacqueline Kisielnicki's Avatar
    Hi, I was using the app killer cause I dint know it was bad for the phone. What is the built in app to stop the application, do I force each application? Is it recommended I get a startup manager. I just switched from Iphone to samsung note 2 a week back.
    10-30-2013 03:01 AM
  10. captainkirkw's Avatar
    So is Clean master also unnecessary?

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    10-30-2013 01:19 PM
  11. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Do not use an app killer or task manager! Samsung has one built in. They do more harm than good. Android's OS is designed to start up apps automatically to check for data, updates, etc. If you keep killing them them Android will restart them, which will have an affect on battery life.

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    This. So many corporate stores for phone carriers recommend it and I still can't figure out why these reps still have a job. If you don't know Google said not to use them on Android then you don't know Android and shouldn't be advising customers on it.

    Sorry for the short rant.

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    10-31-2013 12:49 PM
  12. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Hi, I was using the app killer cause I dint know it was bad for the phone. What is the built in app to stop the application, do I force each application? Is it recommended I get a startup manager. I just switched from Iphone to samsung note 2 a week back.
    The menu button (may have to hold it on the Note) will bring up a screen with all your open apps. Swipe to close.

    Task killers tend to use more battery because they tend to close necessary applications that will automatically open back up. Google used words such as "Sometimes using your memory is better then having free memory". Not word for word but that's the idea.

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    10-31-2013 12:51 PM
  13. kentrol72's Avatar
    I used to work as a Tech in one of those corporate stores and that was one of my biggest battles. Both with the Reps and customers. No, Task killers are not needed and actually do more harm on your Android phones. What ppl have a hard time understanding is how Android works. Android is designed to have apps running in the background. Like mentioned above in other posts some collect data. But some are tied into the system in some way and only run at .078%, (Fictitious number) but at any rate it takes less power to fully run those apps once they are called up for use than to start them cold. (Think how much gas you waist in your car when starting and stopping the engine)
    Also, Android learns which apps you havent used in a while and shuts those down completely on its own unless someting is needed.

    I used to keep an article from Google that spoke against using Task killers back in 2011 but here is one that speaks on the matter in better detail than I can deliver:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1966571

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    11-01-2013 05:44 AM

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