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Android is based off of linux so all those programs are held in it's memory in case it you end up using it to to load it faster, in the instance you need the memory linux/android will auto close the program itself to free up the needed memory. Read the the post from the following link.

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...ackground.html (this is also the android forum you should join )

Basically the services or apps are just gunna reload again which will re-use your cpu time etc causing more use out of your battery. The only time I ever use a task killer is when I hit the home button while in the middle of a game, it doesn't close the game it just leaves it in the memory so I can continue where I left off, if I don't feel like going back into the game to exit out ill task kill it, which I use the "system" app for as it shows cpu time, memory usage, network usage etc.

As for battery life, get wifi battery saver and juice defender. Juice Defender alone is pretty good and works when your phone's screen is off by disabling the APN and only turning it on for 1 minute every 15 minutes for any updates it needs and if there is a bunch of stuff downloading you can set it to stay active is x KB/s for x seconds etc etc etc

Wifi Battery saver automatically runs in the background when your phone sleeps to enable the wifi if theres one available and if so, it'll save you some battery life vs using your 3G network as wifi is faster, it'll get your stuff downloaded quicker as opposed to waiting for the 3G network to do it slower (that's how it was explained to me anyways)

I usually get a lil over 10-15 hours of use out of my battery



Well, if your phone gets stolen......use your imagination

Same way I use mine. I started my phone from scratch once I had all my apps loaded and found out which apps run when the phone starts then excluded those from it when I do hit the kill button.
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I still use Advanced task killer free and just kill it when I am killing everything else. Usually only use it on a reboot because for some reason on a fresh boot a lot of apps load up.
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I use Advanced Task Killer Free. I have it set to keep the main apps running and only kill things that I start manually. I only kill apps once i know that I have a lot of things open. I really dont have to use it very often.
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Basically the services or apps are just gunna reload again which will re-use your cpu time etc causing more use out of your battery. The only time I ever use a task killer is when I hit the home button while in the middle of a game, it doesn't close the game it just leaves it in the memory so I can continue where I left off, if I don't feel like going back into the game to exit out ill task kill it, which I use the "system" app for as it shows cpu time, memory usage, network usage etc.
Ok. All great advice here but I still notice apps running after I've thought I've closed them. Happens a lot with: facebook, contacts, messaging and for some reason voice dialer always wants to be running?! I use the basic task killer free and with one click it shuts everything down and I don't have to enter the app to see whats running. I trust it and sometimes see 2 apps killed while the most I've seen is 7. I can't seem to kick the habit of running it. Your all saying I should look more at the "advance" task killer free and adjust that for use?


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Originally Posted by Shadowclock View Post
WiFi will use your wifi data and is a ton faster. This does generally use more battery life due to its constant searching for wifi points but with a proper root ROM you can really cut down on this. I am sure your on a unlimited data plan with Verizon so besides speed there really isn't a benefit of wifi, but who doesn't like speed.
I'm in Canada so we don't have unlimited data plans yet... Sadly... On a good note, I turned my modems wireless on and set WAP protection (it's called wap right?) and set my droid to use my home's wifi :-)


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As for battery life, get wifi battery saver and juice defender. Juice Defender alone is pretty good and works when your phone's screen is off by disabling the APN and only turning it on for 1 minute every 15 minutes for any updates it needs and if there is a bunch of stuff downloading you can set it to stay active is x KB/s for x seconds etc etc etc

Wifi Battery saver automatically runs in the background when your phone sleeps to enable the wifi if theres one available and if so, it'll save you some battery life vs using your 3G network as wifi is faster, it'll get your stuff downloaded quicker as opposed to waiting for the 3G network to do it slower (that's how it was explained to me anyways)

I usually get a lil over 10-15 hours of use out of my battery
I got the two free apps you talked about but it suggested ultimate juice as well. Should I look into this?

Lastely, you all provided some great links I'll look into when I have more time. Thanks so far and keep the advice coming. Also, no one commented on this battery? Any good?!
    
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I personally don't use the pro versio n yet,spent too much money on alcohol this weekend lol, wouldn't hurt to buy it if you like it tho

A lot of those reoccuring in memory programs keep popping back up so they can sync or update, so if you keep task killing them they'll want to/come back up to try and do their thing, really though, get rid of task killer, its a stupid idea, your phone will shut down apps not needed on its own, keep task killing will only use more resources so your phone can reload. The facebook app is tied to your phonebook so that's what it keeps in sync, a contact in your phonebook will display a facebook if you use their full name.

So again, screw task killers unless you wanna shut down games you didn't exit out of, so again again, let your phone handle that. Get a program called system, it'll show you all those details what's using what, if your cpu time is really being used and you can't figure out why this program willshow you
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I personally don't use the pro versio n yet,spent too much money on alcohol this weekend lol, wouldn't hurt to buy it if you like it tho

A lot of those reoccuring in memory programs keep popping back up so they can sync or update, so if you keep task killing them they'll want to/come back up to try and do their thing, really though, get rid of task killer, its a stupid idea, your phone will shut down apps not needed on its own, keep task killing will only use more resources so your phone can reload. The facebook app is tied to your phonebook so that's what it keeps in sync, a contact in your phonebook will display a facebook if you use their full name.

So again, screw task killers unless you wanna shut down games you didn't exit out of, so again again, let your phone handle that. Get a program called system, it'll show you all those details what's using what, if your cpu time is really being used and you can't figure out why this program will show you what's using what
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also... just had an issue where after typing a message all my app icons were gone. everything seemed to work fine when i looked for it but all the icons were gone. i had to reboot. don't like things like this happening with a brand new phone...

anyone know about this?
    
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also... just had an issue where after typing a message all my app icons were gone. everything seemed to work fine when i looked for it but all the icons were gone. i had to reboot. don't like things like this happening with a brand new phone...

anyone know about this?
Just sounds like a random ROM glitch. Nothing to be scared of really...unless it happens like once a day or something. You will be rooting soon and getting a custom ROM so no biggie right
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I have an affiliate account from gmail which has the login as XXXXXX@erodov.com...how can i set it up in my droid?

AM trying the gmail route but it keeps saying that there is a connection issue.
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Ok. All great advice here but I still notice apps running after I've thought I've closed them. Happens a lot with: facebook, contacts, messaging and for some reason voice dialer always wants to be running?! I use the basic task killer free and with one click it shuts everything down and I don't have to enter the app to see whats running. I trust it and sometimes see 2 apps killed while the most I've seen is 7. I can't seem to kick the habit of running it. Your all saying I should look more at the "advance" task killer free and adjust that for use?




I'm in Canada so we don't have unlimited data plans yet... Sadly... On a good note, I turned my modems wireless on and set WAP protection (it's called wap right?) and set my droid to use my home's wifi :-)




I got the two free apps you talked about but it suggested ultimate juice as well. Should I look into this?

Lastely, you all provided some great links I'll look into when I have more time. Thanks so far and keep the advice coming. Also, no one commented on this battery? Any good?!
Those apps will always run as the phone seems to start them even after ending them. Mine is setup to exclude these from beng killed when I hit the icon to do so.
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I have an affiliate account from gmail which has the login as XXXXXX@erodov.com...how can i set it up in my droid?

AM trying the gmail route but it keeps saying that there is a connection issue.
You just set that up as a email account. Choose PoP3 or SMTP as required.
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Looks like my DROID decided to wig out on me tonight. The Home and Search keys are not working. Seems its an issue that is only fixable by a factory reset. So I bought My Backup Pro and backed up all my data and apps.


Lets see how this goes...
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