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Android and Task Killers....

I am sure that many people who are new to Android have this question:

Should I be using a task killing app to manage my tasks?

I my honest opinion, I feel that managing your own tasks is more trouble and can cause problems than what it's worth. You might accidentally kill a vital task, which could cause force closes on your phone. You waste a lot of time going to the task killer and killing tasks. Android is actually very good at managing tasks, and will free will memory when it needs to.

I do have a task manager to see what might be running, but i don't use it everyday to start killing things. I let Android do it's thing, and the phone runs well.

If you do use one, be careful with what you kill. Like I mentioned, some tasks are vital. For example, killing "Clock" will disable your alarm and you may be late for work.

Good luck and feel free to ask questions.

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My 512 mb ram phone is lagging while playing temple run!!,how can I solve this issue????,Though it does'nt have as many apps as other phones do!!


Get an application that allows you to kill tasks (task manager) and boost your phone memory and clear the memory cache. Before starting your game, kill all the tasks you do not need, clear the cache and boost the phone's memory. See if this helps.

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My 512 mb ram phone is lagging while playing temple run!!,how can I solve this issue????,Though it does'nt have as many apps as other phones do!!(


Get an application that allows you to kill tasks (task manager) and boost your phone memory and clear the memory cache. Before starting your game, kill all the tasks you do not need, clear the cache and boost the phone's memory. See if this helps.

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every time I play games on my android HTC EVO 4G,the phone now pauses in an out a lot.


Sounds like you're lagging. Grab a task manager app (I use Taskkiller Free) from the market. Then once its installed, open it up and kill all the programs running in the background. It should fix the lag plus you will have longer battery life as killing those processes reduces activity.


Try:

Taskkiller Free or Advanced Task Manager

Both of these also have widgets so they can be accessed right from you home screens.

Jun 11, 2011 | HTC EVO 4G Smartphone

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My phone keeps going on speaker when I make a call


Solution: Kill all Apps. Go to apps select "task manager" hit "refresh" then "kill all". go to home page if there are no apps on your task bar then it's done it's job, if not pulldown the task bar and complete any tasks the open app needs you to do before it will close (ie you might be in the middle of syncing an email account). Kill all apps again using task manager. Should now work fine.

Feb 03, 2011 | HTC EVO 4G Smartphone

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I have the htc hero and i have downloaded the atk app but do not know how to use it


It is now generally well known in the Android community that task killers do not provide any advantages over the built-in task managing of the phone. A lot of people will start killer tasks that are vital to the phone's operation and may cause other parts to force close. So in my honest opinion, you don't need it.

But if you want to play with it, here are some pointers.

First off, if you downloaded the .apk file, you will need to copy it to your SD card. Go to the Market, and install the app AppInstaller. This will search you SD card for .apk files and give you the prompted to install onto your phone.

When you run the task killer, you will be presented with a list of running tasks (just like in Windows Task Manager). You can kill any task that is running, but like I said previously, killing something vital can cause problems. Kill one thing at a time, and see how it affects your system. Some tasks are necessary and will start back up on it own.

Good luck.

Feb 05, 2010 | HTC Hero Smartphone

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