1. King Benneth's Avatar
    I know that you can see what's currently running by holding the back button down but is there a way of editing what's running in the background? It's a little annoying having to keep tapping the back button. Thanks in advance.
    11-28-2012 01:23 PM
  2. shinygerbil's Avatar
    Nope. But please be aware these apps are not running.

    They are suspended to RAM - taking up zero processor time. And if the OS needs the RAM for something else, it will simply free up the RAM and you will not be able to resume the app.
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    11-28-2012 03:33 PM
  3. mach1man's Avatar
    But will that cause more battery drain? I've heard that not hitting the back button to exit apps causes them to drain your battery faster
    MyNL822 likes this.
    11-28-2012 09:12 PM
  4. smackbo's Avatar
    you will never run out of RAM on these phones .. unless your trying to re-write the matrix haha
    11-28-2012 09:37 PM
  5. jimski's Avatar
    On my L900 I opened as many things as would stay open in the background; mail, IE, a game, couple other apps. Then did overnight 8 hour idle tests. Absolutely no difference in battery drain with everything there or everything cleared. As a habit, I still use the back button more than I should, but it's really not necessary.
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    11-28-2012 09:54 PM
  6. rdifiori's Avatar
    Nope. But please be aware these apps are not running.

    They are suspended to RAM - taking up zero processor time. And if the OS needs the RAM for something else, it will simply free up the RAM and you will not be able to resume the app.
    +1. Background apps are not running in the background at all.
    11-28-2012 10:01 PM
  7. King Benneth's Avatar
    Oh that's great. I moved from Android over to WP8 and I was so used to having a task killer so I thought these apps were running in the background. I'll use the Windows button more now as I normally keep tapping the back button to get to the 'home' screen.
    jusatin likes this.
    11-29-2012 03:41 AM
  8. jusatin's Avatar
    Oh that's great. I moved from Android over to WP8 and I was so used to having a task killer so I thought these apps were running in the background. I'll use the Windows button more now as I normally keep tapping the back button to get to the 'home' screen.
    The exact thing that happened to me when I got my L800 a month back :P (Although I never used a task killer in android but manually keep hitting back to get out of the app :P)
    11-29-2012 04:33 AM
  9. Arafat Sa's Avatar
    Nope. But please be aware these apps are not running.

    They are suspended to RAM - taking up zero processor time. And if the OS needs the RAM for something else, it will simply free up the RAM and you will not be able to resume the app.
    That is a misleading information. Some apps are indeed running in the background without notifying you and you won't be able to kill it directly from the Background Task setting on your phone. Take example of the Skype, Facebook and Viber apps. There is no way you can disable the skype process in the background after you logged in Skype same like Facebook and Viber. When you exit the application or make let it idle, it's still running in the background, you can still receive call and receive chat from others (example from the Skype) when the application is running the background even when the screen is locked! The solution for this is actually logout the Skype but that is not a practical solution. Some apps actually behave badly in the background and cause the battery to drain quickly. We really need a special task manager to view those running applications and kill them before they drain the battery (like android have). This is one of the OS design flaws but people not aware of it because they always believe when some apps are not running, they are actually suspended (free from processing). Of course this theory comes from Microsoft for marketing purpose.
    gomezz likes this.
    08-20-2013 12:26 AM
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