1. You want that $100.00 in your pocket or an Amazon Fire TV don't you? Well here's the deal. With our new updated look we are in desperate need of an updated logo. The 'old' one has certainly served us well, but it's time. Find all the details here: bit.ly/1q0k6Wa
  2. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Do we need to close apps??

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by 88g, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. 88g
    Offline

    88g New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Some people said we can just tap HOME button, some said you need to find an Exit button under the MENU button. Some even said we have to kill the apps by using Task Killer.

    In short, what's the best way to exit an app? I have do some search on the net, but people have different opinions. dancedroid
  2. icculusX
    Offline

    icculusX Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    2,539
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The Moon
    Truthfully I don't think it matters much. I mean if your running an app like Pandora you obviously want to exit so it's not playing music, or you'll want to exit out of maps navigation so your GPS isn't always on... Other than that the Android system will close out what it needs to.

    When I first got the phone I spend a few bucks on a task killer thinking it's important, but I have not had it installed in a long time and I think my phone is running great...
  3. 88g
    Offline

    88g New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Do you mean that no task killer is needed? If I just tap the HOME button to exit every time, will it cause memory shortage for the phone?
  4. icculusX
    Offline

    icculusX Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    2,539
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The Moon
    Task killers are generally more bad than good. I exit most apps just by hitting the home button. As I said, the Android system is built to keep what it needs in memory and to close out apps when it wants to free some up.

    I am rooted and overclocked, but really I never see memory issues. Let your phone do its thing and don't worry about it! Hah.
  5. dmacleo
    Offline

    dmacleo Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,479
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Etna,ME
    if an app has an exit function I use it, probably just personal preference.
    I only use a task killer if I need to stop/restart an app (like setcpu) to apply a change. the built in task manager works for this but I find it faster ti use advanced task killer.
    I don't use the auto start auto kill functions of it and a lot will chime in saying its bad, etc.
  6. 88g
    Offline

    88g New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    thanks a lot!
  7. Metalunna
    Offline

    Metalunna New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Over time, I have found a few apps that keep data connections open if you just hit the home key. You have to manually "disconnect" or "exit". Not really a design flaw as I'm sure we all love our multi tasking phones :)

    Just something to keep in mind as the rumors of the tiered data plans are coming out.
  8. takeshi
    Offline

    takeshi New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    4,600
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    In general, no. However, there are exceptions to every rule. If you have a misbehaving app you may need to force it to stop.

    This is a dead horse and there are definitely plenty of threads and, IIRC, stickies that address multitasking, resource utilization of background apps, etc. Here's one resource if you want to delve into the details:
    Android Developers Blog: Multitasking the Android Way
Search tags for this page
android do i need to close apps
,
do i need to close app on android?
,

do i need to close apps on android

,
do we need to close the apps
,

do you need to close apps on android

,
do you need to exit apps on s4?
,
how to close out apps on droid x
,
searchhow ti close out apps on the s4