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Although some people may think that clearing an app from Recent Apps menu will fully close it, they are unfortunately mistaken. There is a difference between clearing an app from Recent Apps menu and clicking Force Stop on it. Clearing an app from Recent Apps menu may not fully close the app specifically the apps that use services such as Music Player, ...


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In Tasker create a new State based context and choose Net as state category. Then choose Wifi Near as net action: This will bring a screen where you can input data about the WiFi access point you are interested in. If you are near the desired WiFi access point then you could just press the scan button (the button with lens symbol at left end of the ...


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Your Android need not to have root access for truly disabling an app, if you've version 4.4.x or above. All you need is adb setup in PC and USB debugging enabled in a non-rooted device, or a terminal emulator app for a rooted device (you can use adb too). If you check Package Manger's (pm) usage, you would see pm block [--user USER_ID] ...


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In Linux/Android it is not recommended to close apps or use task killers. Unlike a Windows computer/phone, Linux/Android can keep applications "running" in the background which doesn't use any CPU or networking (unless it's a media player). It has actually been proven that closing apps causes more battery drain, because instead of Android being ...


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Your restriction (no 3rd party apps) will keep a better fitting answer away, I'd say. What you describe is a task not for Tasker, but for... oh, I shall not mention it you wrote... Your problem is most likely that Tasker very well catches the boot_completed event, but the apps to kill have been waiting for the same. So when Tasker looks to kill them, they'...


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Perhaps not all, but you can get a pretty good idea using: dumpsys activity broadcasts |grep -iE ".+\.[0-9A-Z_\-]+:$" |sort The grep expression makes sure to only catch lines ending in the intent like format of ...blahblah.SOME_INTENT:. I then use sort to get it more readable. It may not catch all, but it's a good start. SIDESYNC.action....


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Apps foreground/background process depends on memory management of your device. Let's say in your task manager you're running 8 apps and out of 8 you're currently using 3 apps via continuous switching among these 3 apps then your device will see your usage and it could trigger rest 5 apps to run in background for a while but if you don't use those 5 apps ...


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I have always felt the need for this and been using in KitKat and Marshmallow. Since your device is rooted, it's easy. Install Gravity Box Xposed module and under Navigation bar tweaks → Custom key settings → Long press action (Kill foreground app) and choose your Icon Style/Set custom image for the icon to sit always on your Navigation Bar. ...


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While this might appear to temporarily "speed up" your device, this kind of "Chuck Norris Roundhouse Kick" is rather contra-productive for the system, especially for two things: your battery load time to access one of the killed apps again Android usually does a good job managing ram. But some apps sometimes make it hard to do so (mostly by not behaving ...


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It really would be nice to have some startup manager shipping with the system, which lets the user decide what to start and what not. But that's not the case, it works a bit different: Apps with the "run at startup" permission can register a "listener" for the BOOT_COMPLETED broadcast ­– which the system always issues on that event. This way they get ...


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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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I think this could maybe be because of several things: You have a bad network connection. If you are on a location where there is a bad network connection, your phone will have to try very hard to keep this connection enabled. Or maybe that is also possible when you are walking in locations that have a bad connection to the outside world (in the basements ...


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you can execute: pm disable "packagename" to fully hibernate apply pm enable "packagename" to enable again Some info & examples (click images to show larger variant): In case pm disable / pm enable seems not to work on your device, try pm hide / pm unhide instead, which was introduced with Android 5. Some Kitkat devices even used pm block / pm ...


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In Short: Both Llama and Tasker have the WiFi Network Connected/Disconnected State where you may trigger tasks/actions. Tasker also has a WiFi Near state so that you do not have to be connected to a network for a task to trigger, whereas Llama does not.


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Couple options : Use the swap file feature of your RAM Manager. That'll give you more (up to 256MB more) memory to play with and might be enough to stave off the music player kill. Toss the RAM Manager and use something (Like MinFreeManager or manually edit the values in /sys/module/lowmemorykiller/parameters/minfree1) that will let you manually specify ...


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Seems like it would be far more useful to find out why the media scanner is using so much of your phone's battery. I had a similar situation once, and it turned out to be caused by some filesystem corruption on the SD card. I took out the SD card and used fsck on my PC to check the filesystem for errors, and repair it. I then put the SD card back in my ...


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BUILD.PROP SOFTKEYS (ROOT) If you have root, you can emulate soft keys, like the ones on the Nexus and other devices, by modifying the build.prop file. To do this you will need root. There are many guides to rooting your device, such as this one on XDA. After you are rooted, install an app like Build Prop Editor. Change (or add) the following key: qemu.hw....


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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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I would recommend using greenify (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oasisfeng.greenify&hl=en). This is an app that allows you to kill any background apps automatically (it has increased functionality if you have root). In order to set it up the way you mentioned, first go to the 3 dot selection on the top right corner on the app. Then ...


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Perhaps you may want to look into hibernating the applications as opposed to killing them with a task-killer. The former is advantageous, since it takes care of all background services of the given app and prevent them from waking up, until such a time when the user executes them. One candidate in mind perhaps the popular one is Greenify. One XDA user(...


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My problem is solved. Following link helped me. http://support.meetviva.com/knowledge_base/topics/huawei-how-to-disable-battery-optimisation-for-the-viva-app# I opened Phone Manager, then Power saving, then Protected apps and then I turned on the apps which I do not want to close after turning off my screen.


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From Android - Handset built in Developer Tools - “Show Cpu Usage” option meaning? Leszek's answer Numbers in the first row shows average CPU usage in time intervals 1 minute/5 minutes/15 minutes. Color bars shows how much time CPU spends in userspace(green), kernel(red), i/o(blue). Also see the accepted answer for a developer explanation


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Get a free app called automateit then once you know how to use it, you can create a rule by using the time trigger and set it to 9 am, use the kill app action to kill whatever then you name the rule and set it to be active every time, save it then your done!


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Advanced task killer is very simple, light(< 300kb), and can be placed as an widget to kill all the running process in a single touch. Also if you have developers options enabled in your phone you can select the number of background process limit or what to do when user leaves a process.


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It only hides the notification when the app creates it. It doesn't affect what the app might do in the background or stop the app spending battery and data to create it in the first place.


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There are a few applications that can help. Have you heard of memory booster? I would suggest download it and set it to auto clean daily (not too often), and then use the features it has (boost startup) which provides a graphical GUI to uncheck startup items- both user and system. In regards to those two applications causing issue, I would suggest you ...


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Partly answering your question: What actually happens when you swipe an app out of the recent apps list? So basically: would be like tapping the back-button from within the app until you're out of it (as opposed to just hitting the "home" button) means killing the app by sending it a "friendly exit signal" IMHO the same as the previous item (correct me if I'...


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It all very much depends on the "startup manager" used, and whether your device is rooted. As dotVezz answer assumes, there are some just de-activating the corresponding "listeners" (apps can be notified on events, and thus get started when they appear – the most famous event being boot_completed; but there are many more, like network changed, SDCard mounted,...


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Some research indicates that this is most likely done by revoking permissions to the apps you specify. Specifically, the app needs android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED in order to run at startup. However, while this is the most likely situation, I can't speak for the exact functionality of Startup Manager. Additionally, if you're concerned because the ...


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