For questions about applications designed to automatically run e.g. as soon as the device is started.

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How can I prevent applications from running on startup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? I've installed some applications that I mostly like, except for the fact that they all decided they were too ...
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1answer
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How can I stop applications and services from running?

When my phone starts up there are several application/services running in the background that I would rather not. And when I press the Home button while using an app, that app usually goes into the ...
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Is there a way to permanently turn off Google Maps until needed?

Google maps seems to have an insane amount of Intents registered for it, as well as other ways of being started. Since this is a pretty resource hungry app (especially memory wise), I would very much ...
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apps automatically starting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? I noticed that some apps automatically starts without me opening it. Some of them runs everytime I turn on the ...
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5answers
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Why do certain apps run even when I don't use them?

I've found that certain apps (Amazon MP3 and Stocks, for example) will occasionally be running in the background even when I've never once opened them. Why is this? This is not desirable - those CPU ...
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3answers
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Is there any way to let Facebook run only when I want?

Is there any way to let the Facebook app run only when I want to use it and really close it when i don't need it? I've already disabled it with autostarts, moved to sd, yet it is still running 24/7. ...
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how to identify and change apps which are set as startup items

I am coming from Windows back-ground (never used Linux), and HTC Wildfire is my first Android phone. I can see that many app like Facebook for HTC Sense, Flickr, Footprints, Friend Stream, Gmail, ...
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Start services at boot

How to make applications start at boot? I have at least 2 which I'd like to start automatically but they don't (I need to manually start them to have services run in background): Skype Lookout
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Android 2.2 - How to see applications that run at start-up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent applications from running on startup? Hello! Is it possible to see which applications are set to run at startup? For example, the idiots at Yahoo made ...
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How can I auto-end the media process on Android?

Media is consistently topping the list for battery usage at 80%+. I can go and force stop it, but it restarts by itself, when I use things such as camera or download things etc. Task manager does ...
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1answer
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How to automatically launch android Acess Point on startup?

My Galaxy S with the Samsung Android built on it offers me the option the run the phone as a W-LAN acess point that connects to the internet via mobile data. I would like to configure the access ...
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1answer
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Launch app on start (even SD card apps)

I'm pretty sure (despite of haven't seen them) that there are a few question about running some app when you turn on the phone. But I want a something a little more complex here. I have a few apps to ...
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1answer
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Howto avoid autostart of an app (non-rooted)? [duplicate]

I now and then use an app that is written to autostart on every boot of the device. This is pretty annoying since I don't use it that much. How can I stop it ? I know there is an "Autorun Manager" ...
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Android Mini-PC: How to Autostart for Public Display

I have an MK808 Android mini PC which I want to use for a public display. I can open a browser OK and get the page I want, but when power fails I have to manually open that page again. I dont want ...
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1answer
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How do I configure which programs autostart when connecting to the internet?

Right now skype starts, email clients send/receive. I really don't want skype to start and login when I connect to 3G, but it's OK if I connect to wifi. How do I configure which programs autostart ...
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0answers
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How do you prevent pre-installed (unremoveable) Android tasks/apps from ever starting without rooting your phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? Some apps are necessary for notifications. For example, without the facebook process, there'd be no facebook ...
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Applications keep restarting [duplicate]

Whenever I'm done with an application, I always exit using the back button. Somehow applications like Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook, Videos, Email, Google Maps, etc keep restarting on their own. I have ...
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1answer
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How to avoid application autostart when a usbdrive is plugged to tablet

When I plug a USB drive to my Samsung tablet (using USB connection kit), my Android 4.0.4 automatically starts the Archive application, in order to see which is the content of the pen drive. The same ...
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Bypassing a software that loads on startup [duplicate]

I recently acquired a Motorola Droid XYBoard loaded with GoPago. This software starts up immediately and I was wondering if there is a way to either bypass it or access the operating system around it. ...
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I need remote access to my MyTouch 3G Slide using a web interface with no access to the phone

I have a MyTouch 3G slide that is currently in Missouri and I am in North Carolina. I have my Google Play account information and access to a PC. The phone is not password locked but it is plugged ...
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2answers
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How to have unused apps not take up resources

Is there a way I can have unused apps not take up resources? Especially Internal memory and other resources not on Sd card. I am already using Link2SD to move what I can to SD. I know you can back ...
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1answer
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Is there an autorun or scheduler?

I have an s3 mini. It has an app called "My Galaxy" - a marketing adware kind of thing. It runs without me launching it. How is that done? Is there a scheduler somewhere that launches this app? ...
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1answer
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How to Remove Autostart for Certain Apps? [duplicate]

is there any way you can install an app (for instance WhatsApp) on Android 4.2.1 ICS but at the same time remove its autorun properties sothat it becomes a standalone app and ONLY uses memory, ...
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1answer
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How do I disable an app from running at startup [duplicate]

I have a genymotion virtual device which has an app which runs at startup which make the device crash giving me no access to the device. How do I disable the app from my computer. (I am using virtual ...
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1answer
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Android applications automatically turning on when wifi is toggled on

First of all, I have permission management installed on my custom rom and this prevents apps from randomly starting up during boot. However, I have noticed that this is not enough to prevent some ...
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doubletwist auto start up

I downloaded doublet wist, just for playing music, so I don't need it to start when my tab is on. I just want the program to start when I want to play music. I closed it in several ways, just keep ...
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1answer
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Suppress “autoplay” when external USB drive connected

On some phones, when an external USB drive is connected to the phone, there is sort of an autoplay function where it automatically brings up the "My Files" screen. Is there a way to suppress this? ...
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1answer
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Stop Applications Loading [duplicate]

How can I stop so many applications loading, and slowing down the system. When I clear the Ram I usually see that at least 16 applications have been running. What for?
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2answers
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Video Player in Galaxy Note 10.1 keeps starting itself when connected to computer through USB

The Video Player app that came with Galaxy Note 10.1 will start at the background when connected to a Windows computer through USB. And there's no option in that app to disable it. It always appear in ...
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How to Stop Applications & Services from Starting on Boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? I know how to kill running applications and services via Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > ...