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    Cant stop apps from running in the background

    Right, I have app killer installed and running and also have the background processes option set at no background processes. But still when i go into task manager, it shows apps still running! This background apps are draining the battery. Im losing 8% of battery life overnight whilst the phone is idle. I tested my iphone and the battery on that only went down by 1% overnight. Is this an android thing or is there something wrong with my phone?

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    It is an Android thing. The only real way to stop it is by rooting and freezing the processes.

    I haven't tried it, but there is a background process manager in the Settings app all the way down at the bottom. It is called Developer Options. Inside of the sub-category you can manage back grounding processes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    It is an Android thing. The only real way to stop it is by rooting and freezing the processes.

    I haven't tried it, but there is a background process manager in the Settings app all the way down at the bottom. It is called Developer Options. Inside

    of the sub-category you can manage back grounding processes.

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    Iv already done that re the background processes but it still doesnt stop it and it also defaults back to standard limit without me doing anything.

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    I haven't ever used app killers since I root and freeze things that big me. Maybe someone else has a suggestion about possible apps that can do what you want.

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    A process CAN'T run if it is frozen. What app is it?

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    Yeah, you really wanna stay away from "app/task killers". Have you tried Titanium Backup G-man? It requires root, but is the absolute go to app to freeze unwanted bloat.

    **tap'n**



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    Quote Originally Posted by CR6 View Post
    Yeah, you really wanna stay away from "app/task killers". Have you tried Titanium Backup G-man? It requires root, but is the absolute go to app to freeze unwanted bloat.

    **tap'n**
    Im not too sure about this rooting business, seems a bit dodgy to me and i probably wouldnt know how to do it anyway. Dont wanna risk screwing my phone up. How important is it? Is it really worth doing?

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    Are you sure the battery life indicator is linear? I mean it nay be ljje Nancy petrol gauges on cars - the first 25% goes faster than the rest??

    I would compare whole usage time rather than what your phone losses overnight. If it losses 8% overnight but still gives you a full day service or more - with your normal usage - then it's not an issue and I'd leave the apps running.

    In my experience the iphone didn't last too long through usage but was good on standby.

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    Rooting is extremely easy and it's just as easy to revert back to stock. Of course, always do your homework and weigh the pros & cons of rooting. Once you do it though and see/feel the benefits, you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner.

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    Stop me if I'm wrong here, but aren't app killers still notorious battery hogs from all the apps starting up again?

    Try this:

    Disable System Apps in Ice Cream Sandwich

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