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yagermeist
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-25-2009
My Device: Storm 9530

How do I find out what is running in the backround?

I downloaded a couple of aps and since then my Storm needs recharging.
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drizzt09
Posts: 2,090
Registered: ‎03-11-2009
My Device: 8320 / 9530

Re: How do I find out what is running in the backround?

menu button, menu button, switch applications
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Posts: 21
Registered: ‎07-30-2009
My Device: Storm 2

Re: How do I find out what is running in the backround?

Or press and hold the menu button to launch App Switcher.

 

Keep in mind, some apps will never close like:

 

BBM

Home

Browser

Phone

Messages

 

Not taking into account some 3rd party apps, that need to stay open to function also...i.e. on my phone "Phone Tweak" app never closes.

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glansberry
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-25-2009
My Device: 9530 VZW (.148)

Re: How do I find out what is running in the backround?

I have the same problem - it seem to be that if i run a gps application, then close it, the gps still consumes a lot of power. I find that the best approach is to remove and re-install the battery after every time I close a gps application.  I wish I know how to prove this though.  

 

Also, I installed podtrapper and it is constantly downloading podcasts, and eating up radio time & power doing it.

 

 

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sdgardne
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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.3.1.2072), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: How do I find out what is running in the backround?


glansberry wrote:

I have the same problem - it seem to be that if i run a gps application, then close it, the gps still consumes a lot of power. I find that the best approach is to remove and re-install the battery after every time I close a gps application.  I wish I know how to prove this though.  

 

Also, I installed podtrapper and it is constantly downloading podcasts, and eating up radio time & power doing it.

 

 


It will depend on how you close it. The Red key and the Back key do not force an app to close -- rather, they leave it to the app to decide what it wants to do. Some apps present you with a choice. Other apps have a configuration item that says what it shall do. But, closed in this manner leaves it to the app -- it can remain resident in memory and thereby consumes resources.

 

The only way to be certain that an app fully closes and releases resources is by pressing the BBkey and selecting "Close" or "Exit"...this forces the app to close.

 

As mentioned above, you can hold the BBKey and see the app-switcher ribbon to see what is running. Anything beyond BBM, Homescreen, Phone, Messages, and Browser is extra...and is consuming resources.


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