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android device, any way to auto-close apps on home button press?

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I love my new phone, but it sucks as far as power consumption is concerned. I wanted to know if there was an app that automatically closed apps when you press the home key.
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If you have 2.2 or above you don't need to kill apps, android is very good at 'freezing' apps when their not being used. You should be looking at your screen as its usually the prime suspect when it comes to the battery draining quickly. Turn the brightness down a bit first, it'll have a bigger impact than anything else smile.gif
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Not that specifically but they have task killers, but honestly the built in task killer is as good as you need. I would pick up an app called Juice Defender, it manages your radios so they aren't constantly draining battery, also keep that screen brightness low and turn off auto brightness.

You're battery life will never be amazing but you can always buy another battery and external charger and just keep that second battery in case you need it.
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Hold the back button within an app to kill it.
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Originally Posted by Dee.;13628592 
Hold the back button within an app to kill it.

only works on some phones/roms. If he's lucky it may have it, chances are it won't though... and it'll make an almost negligible difference to battery life.
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Not generally necessary; Android is much better at killing your apps than you are. One thing you should watch out for are apps that start a background service and then proceed to download from the network all the time. Uninstall most of that crap unless you really need it.
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its not that big a deal anymore. i was just trouble shooting my poor battery life, and i figured closing out apps after i used them couldnt hurt.
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