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  1. lifesavin

    lifesavin New Member

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    I finally got rid of my BB Curve and got the Moto Droid. It's an awesome phone so far. Couple questions: I saw the posting about not needing an App Killer. If I understand it these don't make any difference and won't save you any battery time? 2) Why when I do close an app with the killer do they always show back up as running even if i haven't opened them. (Settings, Calendar, Alarm Clock)

    Any other advice anyone has would be awesome!

    Andy
     
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    Despite what is posted in the sticky, an app killer is very useful for when apps misbehave. I don't really worry about stuff running in the background, but it's nice to have the ability. I'm particularly fond of ES Task Manager & ES File Explorer for this purpose.
     
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    I dont wanna start a whole big thing, but I think AP killer is essential ..Im sorry, I notice so much of a difference after I use it..
     
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    And how long before all the native apps start back up?
     
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    It only kills ones I checked..
     
  7. lifesavin

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    I did see the Sticky. I was asking to see what people thought about that. Wanted to see if anybody noticed a difference when using an app killer.

    I have not used Advanced Killer. It didn't seem to have great reviews in the Market. I have White Killer installed on the phone as of now. It just opens and I can touch what ever I want closed. If I hold down on an item it gives me the choices of 1. Force Kill, 2. Ignore and 3. Package name. What will these do?

    What do you all do to optimize the battery life?
     
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    I got better battery life when I stopped using an app killer. Spent to much time chasing apps. Here is a link to some good points on battery life:

    Droid-Does.Blogspot.Com: battery life
     
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    Personally, I have four chargers. One in the office, one in the car, one in the house and the last travels with me or is in the living room. I like my configuration a certain way and would rather charge more frequently than take battery saving measures. That said, my battery last 12-14 hours with fairly heavy use.
     
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    I have an app killer, but I don't use it for day to day use. Every so often though, I will have a program that I just can't get to stop running and killing my battery, so I'll stop it (and usually delete the program).
     
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    Awesome! I appreciate all the input. Hopefully I will get this all figured out and running fantastic.