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A few months back I started developing an app that read incoming sms messages and saved them in a db.

A few days ago I went to revisit the app and had a quick look in the db where I discovered the app was still recording my texts!?!

I can't find any mention of my app running on the android apps option under settings or in advanced task killer.

How can I find out if it's running or not? It's bizarre!

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closed as off topic by Izzy, Ryan Conrad, t0mm13b, ce4, Al E. Feb 23 '13 at 19:20

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Being rather development related, this question IMHO is better fitted on – Izzy Feb 23 '13 at 13:45
Izzy I agree, however I started out with best intentions of just finding out a list of apps – Russ Wheeler Feb 23 '13 at 14:46
Russ, I never implied bad intentions! But the name of this site is too often misunderstood to be related to Android development (which it is not, see our FAQ). So most OT questions are asked unaware of that, and we simply give a friendly hint. -- Looks like your accepted answer also proves the direction :) – Izzy Feb 23 '13 at 17:35
Sorry, hope my comment didn't come across rude, I meant to agree with you. I was originally hoping for some option somewhere in the os that listed all apps. Thanks again – Russ Wheeler Feb 24 '13 at 18:34
Don't worry, I understood this ;) – Izzy Feb 24 '13 at 19:39
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I had a similar incidence, in my case i left a service open. Please check if any service related, is open ?

To check you can use, This link from stackoverflow

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I didn't do anything with a service. Being told on SO that if I use a broadcast receiver, then it will continually act until uninstalled even if the app isn't running, though I find this very odd – Russ Wheeler Feb 23 '13 at 13:16
Yes, even broadcast receiver has similar behavior,… and… will help for sure. – dreamer Feb 23 '13 at 13:38
Thanks Dreamer, they both help. – Russ Wheeler Feb 23 '13 at 14:51

It seems I don't fully understand how broadcast receivers work.

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