PDA

View Full Version : Android questions



JohnOne
10-04-2015,
I got a new Android phone, and have some queries about it.

I have some apps that came pre-installed, and I see no use for them. I did not see any way to uninstall these though. Is there any way to uninstall them, or, they can only be uninstalled if I root the phone, or, they cannot be uninstalled at all?

Also, I am really baffled by the apps that keep running in the background... I really cannot understand how they start by themselves, and how to handle them.

First is about the task manager. When I open task manager, under Active Applications, I see none running... but when I go to RAM... and then tap Clear Memory, I always find 3-4 applications being closed, and freeing up memory. Why is that? Why don't these apps show up under Active Applications?

johny1992
10-05-2015,
And even after clearing memory, and the apps getting closed, after sometime, I again see memory being used like before... and again on clearing memory, 3-4 apps get closed. What's happening?

I installed Avast Mobile Security, and Advanced Task Killer... with the help of them, I can see many apps running in background. I kill them from there, and they still start themselves up. Really baffled.

If I listen to some music, or watch some videos, and when I close them, via Advanced Task Killer, I can still see them running. Why is that? Don't they close when I click on the back button on the phone? If not, what's the proper way to close these?

jollydragon
10-06-2015,
I see Google Maps running all the time. If I kill it, it starts again. I am not connected to internet, and I don't have the need for it.. so why does it run? Is there any way to stop it from running all the time?

Same for Email.. I haven't got an email setup, but the process still keeps running.

jonuk76
10-08-2015,
Is there any Startup Manager app for Android, where I can take control of what apps run automatically on startup, or, any app by which I can configure which apps I want running, and which not. Anything like that? Because I really find all these apps running all the time a real trouble. Further, if I get internet, and I install more apps, and if they all keep running all the time, with no proper way to handle them, it's going to be a trouble. That's the thing that I did not like about Android... very little control over all these apps.

And I had connected my phone to the internet for a while... and found everything just connecting to it, specially the Google apps.

To connect to Android Market, I had to set up Gmail account on phone, and now I find my contact list has filled up with contacts from Gmail http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/images/smilies/eek.gif .. and that's really irritating. I now have to wade through an ocean of contacts, to find the one I want... geez! What more can you expect from Google http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif . Any way that those contacts won't appear?

Thank goodness that Facebook app had the option of not syncing the Facebook contacts with phone, otherwise the list would have been more :$.

There are some shortcuts on my home screen. Accidentally, and I don't know how, I managed to drag a shortcut of an app on to the home screen... any idea how to get rid of it?

jozin
10-09-2015,
Most of your questions are related to Android's multitasking and memory management. See my comment here (http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-android-apps.htm?page=1#comment-86383) and useful info about 'Multitasking the Android Way (http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/04/multitasking-android-way.html)'.

To remove a shortcut from your home screen, touch and hold its icon, then drag it to the trash bin. That's it.