List of running apps...

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  1. Gudasau

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    I'm not sure where this fits, so I'm going to post here and will gladly move somewhere else, if necessary.

    I've got the Z Force with the battery mod. Over the past few days, the battery is running down quickly AND hot. In the past, I was able to go in and see what apps were running in the background and disable or uninstall certain ones, if I needed to. I'm not seeing anything like that on this phone. I'm assuming it's Marshmallow that did away with this feature, ,but I could be wrong -- and it really doesn't matter LOL! The point is, I can't figure out how to find a list of everything running and sucking down my battery. There's got to be a way, isn't there?
     
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    Have you tried just a cache clear and reboot? Sometimes that will help clear out the app that is causing the drain?

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    Yes. That didn't help. Given my past experience with that CVS app, I'm thinking something changed recently with an update. If I could see what all's running, it would really be helpful.

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    Try Settings > Apps > three dot menu > Memory > Memory Used By Apps. That should list all apps running and using memory in highest to lowest order.

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    Android OS is top for one day (max amount of time to see). I'll watch things more closely over the weekend. I should have some time to doink around with it.

    Remember when we could pull up Settings > Apps > Running? That's what I want Why would they do away with that?

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    I'm not sure. Uncle Google always knows what's best for us, I guess?

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    Here is another way to see "Running Apps" if you have Developer Options Enabled. Open Settings > Developer Options > Running Services. That's will also help show you what is currently running in the background.

    If Developer Options is not enabled and you want to enable it, so this.

    Open Settings> About Phone > Software Information> tap “Build number” seven times to enable Developer options. ...Go back to Settings menu and now you'll be able to see “Developer options” there.

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    Ahhhhhh, thank you!!!

    That's more like it!

    If no one's told you lately, you rock, @Sajo! Kudos to you!

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    Thank you, just happy to help where I can.

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    I use an app called Watch Dog Lite. It shows what is using the cpu (draining battery) in foreground plus other goodies.
    Here's a few screen shots. Nothing is misbehaving so it's kinda boring
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    The one process, Surface Flinger, with the star beside it is basically the screen (to over simplify it). The star means I've white listed it to not alert me when the cpu spikes because it's kinda normal for it to do so, so it was false rogue alerts.
    Hope that helps. It's free btw

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    Thanks, @mountainbikermark! I think I'll give that a try.

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    I've been using it since switching from WM to Android back in 2010.

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