Google Maps will NOT close

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  1. Stoweaway

    Stoweaway New Member

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    okay this started happening like a week ago but now google maps will not stop! i always kill it with ATK but if i sleep my incredible and turn it back on and go back to atk maps is back up and running. HELP
     
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    Dont kill tasks. Don't worry about apps sitting idly in memory.
     
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    Doesn't it kill battery to leave them running?
     
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    It's not really running per say. Just leave it be.
     
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    From Google Devs:
    Android was designed from the ground up as an operating system (OS) for mobile devices. Its built-in application and memory-management systems were engineered with battery life as one of the most critical concerns.
    The Android OS does not work like a desktop operating system. On a desktop OS, like Windows, Mac OS X, or Ubuntu Linux, the user is responsible for closing programs in order to keep a reasonable amount of memory available. On Android, this is not the case. The OS itself automatically removes programs from memory as memory is needed. The OS may also preload applications into memory which it thinks might soon be needed.
    Having lots of available empty memory is not a good thing. It takes the same amount of power to hold "nothing" in memory as it does to hold actual data. So, like every other operating system in use today, Android does its best to keep as much important/likely-to-be-used information in memory as possible.
    As such, using a task manager/killer to constantly clear memory by killing apps is strongly NOT RECOMMENDED. Generally speaking, you should only "End" applications if you see one which is not working correctly.
     
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    As long as you go back to your home screen after using Maps, GPS will shut off. As long as an app is not using CPU, it isn't using battery power and it can be ignored. Killing Maps would end up using more battery power because the OS would just open the app after you closed it...using power.

    After using Navigation, choose Exit from the menu to shut off GPS. If an app has an exit/close/quit button, you may want to use it but it isn't even necessary most of the time. If an app/widget/live wallpaper is using CPU in the background, the best thing to do is uninstall it/delete the widget/choose another wallpaper if you can do without.
     
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    thanks for the help guys.
     
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