Use a task killer or to not?

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    I have always used advanced task killer on my android phones. Lately I have seen/heard reviews that people suggest not using one and if you do, you should uninstall.

    Does this use more battery than save?
     
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    Don't use. The phone does everything itself. If you want to kill apps you can do it by going into settings. I don't use. I know alot of people use titanium backup. That you can use to freeze apps and stuff and make backups. But as for taskkiller it's just running to kill apps so it uses more battery to save you battery. Doesn't make sense.

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    From what I've read and experience on my D1 the task killer was only really useful for killing apps that wouldn't stop or force close on their own. There was a huge debate over this when the D1 came out since Verizon salespeople were installing the task killer and recommending it, but every IT person I've spoken to points to the internal memory management of the Android OS being able to handle memory allocation much better than a manual task killer. Lately, in reference to the Tbolt, it seems the consensus is that it can REDUCE battery life and shouldn't be used.
    If you're curious as to how/why there are some great articles on this debate:
    Androinica » Google and Cyanogen comments imply task killer/manager apps are pointless
     
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    Let me google that for you will tell you a lot.

    There's tons and tons of threads and tons and tons of evidence/people saying DON'T USE TASK KILLERS.
     
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    Get rid of all task killers/managers PERIOD. They have never been good for android OS, anyone that says different is quite misinformed. Including and most notably Verizon reps.
     
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    Ok, makes sense. So I unistalled task killer. Now I have all these apps running. Do I need to adjust my settings in my applications or manage applications to stop these from constantly running? Im looking into rooting my thunderbolt but untill I get more educated on doing so I want to make sure im doing the right things to make my battery last as long as possible.
     
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    There is nothing to alter, where are u seeing these apps running?

    Just leave them alone, the OS will kill them if needed otherwise they will run but not be using any real mem or battery power.
     
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    Oh ok. I was looking in my "running services". So I will just leave them alone and my phone will kill off the ones that need to be?
     
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    Yes, and don't get obsessed with what's running, unless you notice your phone acting funny it's all good
     
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    One peice of advice that I was and will pass on is that is you are worried with apps running after you are done with them use the back button and back all the way out of them instead of hitting the home button. That is what I do now and it has saved a lot of my battery.

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    Think of Android memory like blocks on a table. You can keep throwing blocks on the table, and sooner or later blocks will fall off to make room for more blocks. There's really no point in pushing all the blocks off the table every time you want to add more because they're just going to fall off anyway when more are added.
     
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