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Just because Android apps have no "close" button doesn't mean they shut down when you return to the home page or move on to another app. You calendar, note pad, and programs in which you turn on event notifications might periodically run in the background, depleting your battery. Download and run Advanced Task Killer Free. You'll be amazed at the apps that run on start-up without your knowledge. While you can kill the task killer along with other apps, we recommend letting it run so you can easily use it a couple times throughout the day. Being able to set conditions for killing running apps would be an interesting future touch.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "No longer needed with Android if you are with 2.2+"

    October 7, 2011  |   By ketjr81

    Version: Advanced Task Killer 1.9.7B92

    Pros

    can see what apps are running

    Cons

    this is no longer needed to kill apps that are running, the newer Android roms already take care of that, even if an app is on it wont be doing anything.

    Summary

    If you are absolutely having problems with your battery, find an app manager, not a task killer. Something so you can find out which app is eating your battery up, instead of just killing all your apps all the time.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "android runs apps for reason!"

    September 22, 2011  |   By pbtrik01

    Version: Advanced Task Killer 1.9.7B92

    Pros

    see what apps are running if you've got a poorly designed app that will eat up battery you can quickly uninstall it.

    Cons

    will kill your battery life/ phone in the long run

    Summary

    the android os turns on apps for a specific reason and will turn them back off when necessary, just because it is 'running' in the background doesn't mean it's eating up battery! google will never create an os that will destroy your battery life on purpose, your phone will open an app at a specific time for a myriad of reason (updating, alarms, reminders etc) and when it's done it'll will turn that app off again! if you are constantly killing an app that is trying to receive an important update the phone will continue to try to update as if it were fighting against Advanced Task Killer. in the long run apps will have to reopen so often trying to get an update in that it will put a strain on your battery....

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not necessary"

    April 7, 2011  |   By gncobb

    Version: Advanced Task Killer 1.7.9

    Pros

    It kills your applications

    Cons

    If you kill too many apps, you will use more power opening them when they're needed again. This app isn't necessary.

    Summary

    After lengthy testing with my battery power in many different circumstances, I wound up killing a lot of apps over and over. Many of these apps we don't want running are necessary for others to function properly. Recently, I stopped killing any apps at all. When checking battery usage with Android Assistant, I found that most all of these apps use less than 1% of my battery power, hardly worth worrying about. I've also used Go Launcher, Tasker and several other apps to gauge battery usage. The end result is more simple than some may believe. I had equally as much battery power at the end of the day, regardless of whether I killed any apps or let the ones that start up just stay running. Task killers just aren't worth the trouble, especially when you're killing things that should be running.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is great- installed on my tmobile mytouch."

    March 30, 2011  |   By johansmyth

    Version: Advanced Task Killer 1.7.9

    Pros

    My battery life has gone from a few hours to 24 hours

    Cons

    none that I saw

    Summary

    great app

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  • 2.0 stars

    "If you have Android 2.2 then don't get this"

    March 16, 2011  |   By HomelessSanta

    Version: Advanced Task Killer 1.7.9

    Pros

    It's a task killer if you don't have one on your phone.

    Cons

    It's pointless for Android 2.2

    Summary

    I have the HTC Incredible and it has Android 2.2 so I don't need a task killer because you can go into manage applications and do you task killing there. And you can even add a shortcut to your homepage.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "No longer necessary if you have Android 2.2"

    March 7, 2011  |   By pizzicato66

    Version: Advanced Task Killer 1.7.9

    Pros

    works great on earlier versions of Android software

    Cons

    no longer necessary

    Summary

    no longer needed unless you're overdue for an upgrade

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Gives me 5-8 hours more battery"

    February 9, 2011  |   By carenc

    Version: Advanced Task Killer 1.7.9

    Pros

    Tells me how much available memory I have.
    I seem to get a few more hours out of my battery.

    Cons

    I can't use the ignore list feature.
    Apps I have never used (and can't remove from my phone) seem to turn on after I kill them.

    Summary

    Verizon - Droid X

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Love this app!"

    February 5, 2011  |   By mary3862

    Version: Advanced Task Killer 1.7.9

    Pros

    Easy to install, easy to use, does what I want it to do.

    Cons

    Have not found any yet.

    Summary

    I installed this app because my battery was needing to be charged a couple of times a day. I have now gone up to 2 days without a charge. I've not seen any negative effects that others have mentioned.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Felt like I was playing a game with my phone"

    January 27, 2011  |   By dlbeckmann

    Version: Advanced Task Killer 1.7.9

    Pros

    I really can't think of a reason for this unless you like to complusively check your phone to see what apps you can "kill".

    Cons

    So called "running apps" kept reappearing after I supposedly killed them, kind of like a space invaders game, I keep killing them but they would keep coming back.

    Summary

    After some research and trial and error, I found out what was really draining my battery and that was auto-syncing, wifi and bluetooth among other things. So far I have found that juice defender and the quick settings apps have improved my battery life significantly. I went so far as to buy a 3500mAh battery to get at least through the day with no sucess until I went with the apps I mentionee above. I now have put my original battery back without the added thickness the extended battery causes the phone to have therefore allowing me to use standard protective cases which to my knowlegde are not available with the thicker extended battery covers.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I don't use it"

    January 4, 2011  |   By MongooseProXC

    Version: Advanced Task Killer 1.7.9

    Pros

    It is a very well made application that does what it is supposed to do.

    Cons

    After I installed it, my phone started to act weird with errors, delayed messages, ect. I uninstalled it and the problems disappeared. I gave it a second chance and problems started coming back again. Permanently deleted it. Saw no benefit in use.

    Summary

    I suggest if your phone starts bogging down, just to turn it off and back on again. At least you know that is safe.

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