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First Things First You may have some misconceptions about how Android works and what's really happening when a service is running or an app is in the background. See also: Do I really need to install a task manager? Most apps (e.g., ones you launch manually) have their current Activity put into the background when you switch to another app or the ...


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Android applications have three kinds of components. In general, users don't need to know about them: they're a way for app authors to program particular behaviours into their apps. But if you're watching your apps' behaviour closely such as with a task manager, or if you are automating things with an app like Tasker, it's helpful to understand how they fit ...


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Unfortunately, you really need root for this. From ClockSync, Google themselves have mentioned this: Hi, it is by design that applications can not change the time. There are many subtle aspects of security that can rely on the current time, such as certificate expiration, license management, etc. We do not want to allow third party applications to ...


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This could be a solution, but it's more a hint at the issue: The ZTE Blade suffers with losing it's Wi-Fi connection when it comes back from sleep. Perhaps you have a similar issue? The app Blade Wifi Fix by AA Android available from Google Play Store, fixes it on the Blade, you could give it a try: Some people with the ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco ...


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You'll need to decide on a case by case basis. Generally, apps which run in the background need to do so to function, so if you don't want that, then uninstall it. If it's optional, they'll usually include a preference to disable it within the app. You can kill any background service from Settings -> Applications -> Services, but that only kills them once, ...


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It means that the process has been running longer than 99 hours, 99 minutes, and 99 seconds. It's a formatting bug. The second hour digit, after reaching '9', will simply continue with the next characted from the ascii alphabet: 0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{|}~ Where in this case ':' means 10, ';' ...


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Google Now, you can disable in the settings of the "Search" app.


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The best thing for this is going to be tasker. Best three bucks you will ever spend on an Android phone.


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Calendar depends on Calendar Storage; Handcent still relies on the device's services for receiving messages; and I would guess that even if Winamp doesn't rely on Media, your wallpaper or notification sounds or something else does. I would mostly leave these "System" services alone. If you have battery trouble, it's likely due to user-installed apps.


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tl;dr It's ok if the app in background is just an activity. Activities just consume some memory are usually not able to run computations in the background. Therefore no CPU or battery is used for them. But if the app in background is running a service: Ping the developer Ping the developer! One of the greatest daemons that come with Android are Services ...


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The apps you see when long-pressing the "Home" button (or with newer devices, the "MultiTask" button with the two rectangles) are not the "currently active", but the "recently used" apps. With Android 4.0 and higher, you can simply swipe them out of that list -- which will not only remove them from the list, but also "kindly ask them" to close themselves. ...


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As I've read in different places: Freezing apps does not necessarily mean their services won't be running anymore. It seems even frozen apps are able to react on broadcasts, so freezing alone won't solve the issue. Reference: If the app you freeze is sending the intent, then no the intent will no longer happen. But if the app is receiving intents, then yes ...


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Can I prevent such an app from running in the background? You're refusing to accept the answers you're getting because you don't think they fit, but they do. Your question is how to stop apps automatically instead of letting them run in the background. The answer you're getting is that in most cases this is unnecessary and completely bypasses the way ...


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The additional processes are created on demand (e.g. if you open the calendar). The increasing memory consumption comes from the fact the Java is not able to release (heap) memory back to the system. That's why google has implemented the ActivityManager, which from time to time kills the whole process only to restart it later with a lower memory footprint. ...


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This is an official rep. of Viber. Due to the C2DM feature, you are always available on Viber, there is not way to "log out" and "log in". Please note that if you "exit" Viber, it will open again only if you get a msg or call. Let us know if you have any additional questions. Thanks! Viber Team


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Cases 1+3 show the app is currently running; basically, both are "task manager" views. Number 2 is rather related to "preferred apps" for a given action: if you e.g. have two web browsers installed, this decides which one is launched if you tap an URL. Number 4 is the "application manager". Usually, an "active force-stop button" should indicate a running ...


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First try clearing the app data of the stock email app in settings->apps, if that doesn't work: If you go to settings->apps again and click on the stock email app (not gmail) then click disable, that should do the trick. However: If you still have a non-gmail email you could try lowering the sync frequency from push to every 30 mins.


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There is an app for this if you have root: Greenify


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You can try the following: 1.Try Calibrating your battery ( few says it is necessary to calibrate your phone after rom installation) Charge phone to 100% Boot in to recovery Wipe battery stats Reboot and drain the battery completely ( by playing or media or normal usage) After complete drain recharge the phone again to 100% 2.Try freezing or renaming or ...


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The component name is specified as the package name, then a slash, then the name of the class. So in this case, the command you want is:- am startservice --es toggle toggle com.urbandroid.lux/.TwilightService For future reference, and to help avoid confusion: the intent is the name of the message you're sending to start the service. The thing that you ...


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No need to root or anything. You can just simply stop it being running by going to Settings>application>viber>force close this will close all the services related to viber. But remind you, you have to force close it every time after you use viber. Oh there is another way to do that. Start viber, then close it. Then open your multitasking window/history ...


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Task killing is never a solution when it comes to "preserving battery". As you discovered, most things restart themselves automatically. What could help, however, is (temporarily) turn off all services you don't need -- after all, it's just for that one run, and (as you already pointed out) you can resign from some of them: Do you need a data connection ...


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Presumably, the device is using wifi to access the internet - it might be worth a shot to try this: Settings > Wifi Hit on Menu to bring up Advanced Tap on that menu option Keep Wifi on during sleep, check that, make sure its set to Never In that way when the device goes to sleep, wifi is still active and running and the web app should still work and ...


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Try Auto Memory Manager and set your minfree values on the secondary server lower so it has lower chances killing off services. You can also increase the OOM priority of the service to 0 (lower values means less chance of being killed), also part of app.


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As eldarerathis commented: Your explicit question is already answered: How can I prevent applications from running on startup? how to identify and change apps which are set as startup items However, I see an implicit question here as well: As you don't want to use this app at all, you might want to "get rid of it". While starting with ICS (Android 4.0) ...


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I have been using the free SSHelper (without rooting) since it recently added zeroConf broadcasting. It provides an SSH and RSYNC (file transfer) server, while also broadcasting a ZeroConf name. Another avahi/bonjour client can connect without needing to know the android hostname. Explained in more detail in this other answer: Set hostname for SSHelper


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Did you try hot booting? If your Android device starts acting funny, what do you do? That’s right, you reboot the device and everything goes back to normal. But, what if there was a faster way to solve your issues? Many times, the culprit of any and all failures is the shell itself. This can be easily terminated via any of the available task managers out ...


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Have you tried this app or similar ones like this - Fast Reboot - Google Play. You could also try disabling some apps from auto starting via apps like these - Startup Manager - Google Play Another thing to do could be to install a custom ROM, which may have lesser bloatware but may come at expense of stability. In custom ROMs you may also have option to ...


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this service will running in background to show any updates is available for your phone.



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