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Questions tagged [task-management]

How to manage running tasks and processes on your device. This is not about "todo list" kind of tasks.

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How to log/record system events or phone vibrations - Problem with Huawei Mate 20 Pro

I have a Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Awesome phone, I love it. I live in Canada, and have the model LYA-L0C. My phone is set to vibrate, so anytime I get a text or a FB message or messages from other apps ...
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App killed from task manager is called foreground state or background state

If I close app from task manager by doing-- Press home-button for a long time -> see all running apps -> swipe my app aside -> All app killed. Now those apps I have removed from task manager is in ...
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Android CPU usage: What do the red, green and purple bars and the numbers mean?

The Internet as a truckload of myths about this. Today, it is time to bust the myths. When the CPU usage bars that can be enabled in the developer options are being displayed, there is a list of ...
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Stop Android from killing Runtastic

Runtastic is an app for tracking the paths you ran, how fast you were, etc. It worked great for me for many years but almost 2 years ago started crashing on virtually any run. A few months ago, I ...
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Strange issue after restart of one plus two

I have a One Plus 2. After restarting my phone the following symptoms have occurred: No alerts/notification pop up on the screen for emails or anything I can no longer switch between apps using the ...
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How to make phone use all available ram

I have an Android phone that has 3gb of RAM available it uses nearly 1.4gb at boot up and max of 2gb on using chrome ,WhatsApp and Samsung Internet and when I switch to recent apps they restart and ...
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How can I keep my clock widget work in background?

I use clock widgets. The problem is that when I lock the phone, all applications are killed (except some system applications) including clock widgets. When I unlock my phone then I see that clock ...
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preventing current app from being killed while screen is off and running off AC power

Is it too much to ask to be able to start an app before I go to bed at night, turn off the screen, and then turn the screen back on in the middle of the night and have it still there, undisturbed? ...
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How to avoid too much running apps?

Meanwhile I have many running apps in my phone and I found that a lot of apps keep running because they "trick". They register as a boot receiver so they start with the phone, then register as a "new ...
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Can multiple androids be paired to work on the same task?

PlayStation 3 consoles were combined to make a super computer. Can the Android phones be modified in the same way? Could I use the processing power of 2 phones to play a movie that 1 would not. https:...
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Where do I find ALL the running processes (apps, background, etc)?

My phone gets pretty slow as I install new apps and when I try to see what is running in order to kill those processes, I kill everything anoying but the phone keeps slow. Is there an app or screen ...
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What determines how long the task switcher stays up?

Samsung Note II running OctOS M, but I have seen this phenomenon with multiple phones and versions of Android going back to 2.x When you bring up the task switcher in Android, sometimes it stays up ...
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Disable all blackground apps when using some apps (possibly with Tasker)

Is there a way to disable all background apps (gmail, google notifications, messaging apps, etc...) when a certain/any app is running? I would like to do this because I play a certain game (Sine Line) ...
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WhatsApp MessageService is always killed shortly after exiting the app

A couple of days ago I noticed that I no longer receive WhatsApp messages until I manually start the app, which is when the pending messages get delivered all at once. I started my investigation by ...
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Phone is killing important background/sync processes (Wiko Lenny 3) – what to do?

My friend recently bought a Wiko “Lenny 3”, which runs Android 6.0.1 After a short while of using it, it seems that this phone is configured by the manufacturer to very aggressively kill background ...
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Shortcut to quickly kill an app

I have Android 4.4.2, it's rooted. There are some apps that I execute and don't shutdown and I have to kill them. I use GO TaskManager EX widget to get rid of them, but that requires me open its ...
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Keep Hangouts from opening links inside the same task?

I just opened a link to a friend's Medium post inside Hangouts, and when I view all running apps (the recent-tasks list), the task with the Medium post in it is my Hangouts rather than a separate ...
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Show all running services on Samsung Galaxy S3

How can one show all running services on Samsung Galaxy S3? In system-menu Tinder service for example wasn't shown.
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In what ways is Greenify different from regular task killers?

When I say "regular" task killers I mean the ones that don't use root privileges or Xposed Framework and are often quite simple. At first I thought that one difference between Greenify and regular ...
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Difference between killing an app by clearing it from Recent Apps menu and “Force Stop”

What is the difference between these two methods when killing apps in Android? Clearing an app from the Recent Apps menu by swiping it to the right or left. Settings → App → Running → ...
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Force Skype and Hangouts to keep running

Skype and Hangouts automatically kill themselves after a period of inactivity if it's not in the foreground. As I want to appear online and receive IMs/calls, this is an incredible inconvenience. Is ...
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Why are disabled apps still running?

I've noticed that apps (such as Google Contacts Sync) that have been disabled using the stock Android (KitKat) app manager still show up as running when using process observer tools. This is true ...
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Phone's battery is draining unusually fast even when not in use

The hardware I'm using: OnePlus One, bought late december 2014 Stock Cyanogenmod, version 12.1 - YOG4PAS1N0 (= Android 5.1.1) no apps to improve battery life in any way Basically, the battery is ...
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So, what type of process is Android Keyboard?

I've recently installed CyanogenMod 11 on my (now very old) LG Optimus 2X. After some tweaking, I managed to make it work much snappier than the original ROM, one of the main things being setting the ...
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Multiple running application instances

I'm an owner of Android 4.2.2 device. For a while, I can see identical apps in Settings->Apps->Running: "Baidu IME" x 2 "Google Services" x 2 "GO Weather EX" x 3 "GO Launcher Z" x 2 "GO SMS ...
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Are there options to modify the task manager for Android's new update Lollipop?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, and for the past few months I have held back on getting the Lollipop update. One of the big reasons why was because of this- not being able to go to the home screen through ...
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How can I temporarily disable all autostart services while still allowing me to run apps?

Because I'm thinking of installing LinuxOnAndroid on my Galaxy Nexus, an old phone with limited RAM (1GB), I need a way to temporarily kill all background services, so they won't use up memory or CPU ...
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How to give more Java process memory (RAM) to games?

I have a developer background, but this is not a game development question. I have several games that are struggling to be playable with 128MB of RAM allowed for them in Android. I have a Galaxy S4 (...
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Is it possible to schedule closing a named app

Is there an app (or other way) to schedule the closing of only one named application at a particular time each day? My situation is I use the Night Mode app at night to reduce the screen brightness ...
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How can I prevent apps being killed prematurely on my Moto G 4G?

I have a Moto G 4G (XT1039, Android 4.4.4, non rooted) which aggressively kills apps, even while they are in use. Apparently one of the few Motorola 'enhacements' (read bloatware) compared to stock. ...
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How to access app menu without app button?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and my app menu button is broken. (I accidentally destroyed it while replacing the screen.) Is there any other way to access the app menu or view a list of running apps, ...
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How to read data pertaining to running applications?

On the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean interface of my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have noticed there seem to be various places where an application's running state is documented. I would like to know what the ...
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How to have the OS launch applications at startup time?

I am running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I am trying to figure out how to configure applications such a Skype to start up automatically once the system has gone through the ...
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Is there a way to black out screen for a particular app when viewed via task switcher?

I have a Nexus 5 and I recently installed Android 5.0 (Lollipop). The task switcher in Lollipop makes is much easier to see the screen contents of each background app as you are switching between ...
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How works exactly the option disable App notifications

Some Apps like Facebook also when aren't used slow down the device because of their associated autostart tasks. In android settings in Apps section there is the option to enable or disable the ...
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Auto-start slowing me down [duplicate]

My ASUS tablet runs slow. I've stopped using active desktop backgrounds, uninstalled apps that I don't use and changed the animations, but nothing seems to solve the problem. My memory is reporting at ...
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What is the correct way to exit an app [duplicate]

When I open an app and then I'm dong using it I usually just push the home button. The problem is that leaves the app open and if you do that too many times it slows down your phone. My question is ...
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Recent vs Running vs Downloaded apps

What happens when you: Swipe out an app from Recent section? Stop an running app by going into Running section? Force stop an app by going into Downloaded section? Even if you remove an app from ...
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How does Startup Manager block startup apps?

I am using the market app Startup Manager on Android, but I am a little bit concerned in the way that it operates. Is it effectively runnning every time as a daemon and thusly keeping the apps from ...
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Is it bad to kill tasks in android, by using things such as holding down the home key and selectign “close all”? [duplicate]

I use advanced task killer pro and also hold down the home key until a list of apps open shows up and choose "close all". Someone was telling me this is bad for the device. Is this true? How else can ...
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Are running apps slowing down Android phones?

When my phone (Xperia J) is getting slow I'll go to Setting→Apps, select running apps, and delete everything in there. Then I go back to the homescreen and I notice that my phone is faster. So is ...
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My Galaxy SIII Screen auto wake up

My Galaxy SIII display screens auto wake up (Lights Up) for no reason. I have tried with Factory Reset but does not work. Also Task Manager Pop up window auto displays and after that my power button ...
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How do you close apps in Android so they aren't taking up resources? [duplicate]

This may sound silly but it's a good point. In apps such as web browsers pressing the back key only navigates the browser back to the previous page. Pressing the home key makes an app disappear, but ...
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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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Can I program Tasker-like programs to do stuff if specific WiFi network is in range?

I'd like to try out Tasker, Llama or some such automated program. However, I do NOT want to program events based on GPS or other location information (for a variety of reasons not germane to this ...
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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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How to stop all but 1 one app including their services?

My HTC Sensation's battery does not last long. I'm going for a Marathon race which should last at least 5 hours and I'm going to use 1 app (RunKeeper) for that period. I would like to preserve as ...
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Protect music player from being killed?

I am using an SGS+ with 512 MB RAM (which leaves about 380M for the OS) running the CyanogenMod 10.1 Beta build 2013-04-15 (Android 4.2.2 on Linux 3.0.73-rc1-PhenomKernel-V3) and as soon as firefox ...
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Bypass memory manager; keep app alive

At my work we all have Android devices which are used to dispatch jobs to us. It uses a web-app accessible through any web browser. When a new job arrives we are notified with an audible alert. ...
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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?