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Jan 30, 2011, 9:50 AM
So I bought this phone for my wife the other day. I have the Samsung Epic 4G. I am used to having the program monitor where I can turn off apps that are draining the battery. Well I downloaded an app killer program for her Shift since it doesn't come with one, maybe I'm using the wrong one. It's called advanced task killer. Anyway, my issue is, after she makes a call or even when she uses an app, she goes into the task killer to kill the apps in use. Well there tend to be a lot that she hasn't even used that are running like Gmail and amazon mp3 for example. Does anyone know why these apps are running when she isn't using them and how to possibly turn them off? Thanks!

Feb 11, 2011, 12:24 PM
You do not need a task killer. Just because it shows that it's in the background doesn't mean it is using any cpu. Android is not like windows or osx, it loads everything it can to memory waiting to be called up. That's a very big misconception with android... here is one of the best write ups on the issue...

http://m.lifehacker.com/5650894/android-task-killers ... »

Feb 14, 2011, 3:01 AM
Interesting article. But the Shift seems to be missing the "program manager" that I had seen on the Evo, Epic and Transform. I can't find it on the list of Apps- did I miss something?


Mar 5, 2011, 3:15 PM
From home screen...

Menu> settings> applications> manage applications> running

There ya go.

Mar 6, 2011, 8:03 PM
Thanks- I had seen that. It's not quite a "program manager" pre se- it's really a "services" manager and 'services' are interlinked so it's hard to tell what's what, but I guess other than a Task Killer, that's all there is.


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