1. John Ball1's Avatar
    Is there a way to stop all of the apps in the background at the sametime?
    04-07-2014 02:37 PM
  2. mikepahl318's Avatar
    Why would you want that?

    Android is optimized for background apps. Keeping them in memory is much faster than having to access them every time you need them.

    The days of needing app killers is LONG gone.
    04-07-2014 02:43 PM
  3. John Ball1's Avatar
    Because I'm new to android? Because it doesn't appear as though I'm getting 10 hours out of my battery? Because I don't need to have all those apps open.
    04-07-2014 03:01 PM
  4. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    You can just swipe them away from the recently used button. Most close when you do that.

    Sent from my C5170 via Tapatalk 2
    04-07-2014 03:06 PM
  5. eds817's Avatar
    Tap the left soft key and select Close All

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    04-07-2014 06:49 PM
  6. John Ball1's Avatar
    Tap the left soft key and select Close All

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    04-07-2014 06:57 PM
  7. GANote3's Avatar
    Have you gone into settings then apps and disabled some of the bloatware? You can disable some of it, not all of it, but at least some and it will make a difference on battery. Also using a lighter home screen replacement like lightning will increase your battery as well.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using AC Forums mobile app
    04-08-2014 05:00 AM
  8. onewac's Avatar
    Don't forget that some apps use more power than others. If you play games that really eats up the battery. I have noticed that playing a video runs more power on this device than on my ipad. Am thinking it is because the screen is darker so the darker scenes require a brighter screen. Have tried the different screen displays without noticing any change.

    When you are on the main screen, tap on the little icon to the left of your button below the screen. That will bring up the task manager. Then either close all or you can flick each mini app screen to just close certain apps. FYI: On the galaxy note 3 you have to hold the button down to get the same screen. You can do the same thing with ipads as well by pushing down twice on the button. All tablets/smartphones have something similar and it is always a good idea to periodically close everything down to save on battery power. How often to do that will depend on how many apps you use in a given time. If you are opening a bunch of apps each day then you will benefit doing that each day. Personally I do it when I remember whether it is everyday or once a week or usually in most cases when I happen to think about it!
    04-08-2014 05:15 AM

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