Advanced Task Killer/ Battery Life

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    thanks for all the tips, Im new to the forum and a new droid user... of course the Verizon ppl made it seem like Advanced Task Killer was a must and they installed it before I ever got it.. after reading this and other forums, it seems I need to uninstall ATK... correct?? my only question is, without ATK how do u close running programs? im use to BBs so dont rip me plz!
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    The easiest way to uninstall this is download an app called "Titanium Backup"
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    You can use but do not set it to auto kill in any kind of way, that's what's screws everything up. I use one but ONLY to close unresponsive apps. I'm one of the very few that doesn't install ATK on customer's phones. To exit apps, there are two situations to answer your question: if you're wanting to leave one app temporarily for another and want to pick up where you left off, the home key can be used. If you want to exit all together, use the back button.

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    Requires root access



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    Is that a compliment? If so, I'll take it lol.


    Yup, I forgot to add that part, you need to be rooted in able to use Titanium Back up...sorry.

    Download Z4Root and root your device first.
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    One step at a time, root isn't for everybody. The easiest way to uninstall an app (if its on one of your screens - usually is when a rep installs it) is to drag it to the trash can and hold it there until "drop to uninstall" comes up.



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    Or he can uninstall from the market... He's new, doesn't need to risk destroying his phone to get rid of a market installed app lol
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    Exactly. That or via Settings > Applications > Manage Applications



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    Soooo...$89 deductible to uninstall an app?? No thanks.



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    thanks guys... i know how to uninstall apps, that wasnt really my question (sorry).. I was really just wondering if a task killer should be used at all since so many seem to think they do more harm than good (draining battery).. and as far as closing programs, I was just making sure there wasnt a way to close out programs or if they closed themselves when you hit back or home
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    Home will leave an app open AND running; back will just leave it open until another application needs the resources. Then, it will be shut down by the OS (Operating System).



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    so the OS will shut it down without an App Killer?
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    I personally use Advanced Task Killer. I have the widget in the home screen, so if I want to free up some memory, I just click on the little guy and magic happens.
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    ok help me out here... my display is using 68% of my battery.. I uninstalled the Advanced Task Killer and my screen brightness is just barely on. do i need to stop the running widgets? if so, which ones? is there another app I need to download to help my battery?
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    since you do use ATK, is there a certain setting I should use so that its not always running?
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    I don't run widgets that updates all the time such as Facebook, Twitter, and such. Is your device rooted? I would definitely recommend rooting it, I use SetCPU and you can underclock your device whenever it is not in use to 600mhz, plenty of customizations you can do.

    Turn off wifi if you are not using it, as well as GPS and bluetooth.

    One more thing, if you go to Settings, Battery Manager, Battery Mode, and select Maximum Battery. This will help you save a lot of battery life.

    Finally, make sure your device is set to "CDMA" not Global.
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    Juice Defender helps you save battery life too.
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    Thanks. Where do I check if its COMA or global?
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    Settings, wireless and networks, mobile networks, network mode. Change it to CDMA.
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