Pile of apps running at startup

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  1. 2001400ex

    2001400ex Member

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    So, when I reboot my phone, I have a pile of apps running. Stuff that shouldn't be, such as acar, shop savvy, market, uploads, voice dialer, etc.

    I have to go into task killer to close them. Then they do not show up again. Then I reboot and they are all back running in the background. (Please no discussion on the validity of a task killer program.)

    And yes I know memory is ran different than windows, but I still don't like a bunch of stuff running as I have found a couple that like to chew up battery (please no argument on this either )

    Can anyone explain how to fix?

    Thanks!
     
  2. woooahthere

    woooahthere New Member

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    should be some type of check box in the apps in question's settings menu.
    most have option to start automatically at boot or not.

    hope this helps
    :)
     
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    yeah, none if those apps have that option.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
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    woooahthere New Member

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    hehe is he kidding up there? (Vitticeps)
    you addressed both things he said not to dispute or meander off on.
    he just wanted a simple solution to his question the way he presented it
    :p




    and that is strange...i have nothing further for you.
    i shall leave that up to more experienced forum go-ers
     
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    Yup, have read that and 20 others like it. Why don't you open up imap just before bed and just go back to the home screen. See how long your battery lasts, especially when you use the phone as an alarm clock.

    But as I said, I do not want that argument here, I would like to know how to not have 50 apps in the background after fresh reboot.
     
  7. 2001400ex

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    :) yeah, gotta take the bad with the good. LOL hopefully someone else can solve the problem.
     
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    well, i just looked up some stuff around other forums and sites.....if u wanna pay (which i wouldn't do, just sayin :p)
    look up in the market:
    Startup Auditor is a boot monitor tool which displays a list of applications that react to OS boot completion. Enable/Disable apps& keep disabled. No root.

    personally, ive never really had your problem or anything so i havent used this app and can't guarantee anything about it.
    some of the reviews did seem kinda 50/50, kinda leaning towards the negative side
    but really, like i said, i have no idea.
    maybe this will atleast give you something to push you in the right direction
    :)
     
  9. DigiK

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    Startup auditor finds some things but not others. The app asks to send a detailed list of startup apps to dev on installation, but I'm not sure how active the dev is at keeping it updated at this point. There hasn't been an update addressing startup app detection robustness or any kind of update in a while. Probably worth 99 cents though if you want to give it a shot.
     
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    I have to say that I had issues with ShopSavvy being very impolite and chewing up resources in the background. I ended up uninstalling it for that reason.
     
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    Thanks for the responses! I might try that program, tho I am a believer in free programs, for 99 cents it might be worth it.
     
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    There seems to be no question that when more apps are running in the background the less performance the battery gives you.....I run my advanced task manager many times per day and performance is there. I know you are trying to avoid this....Keep us posted on what you find with some of these suggestions please.
     
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