#1 By: howtogeek, June 30th, 2013 06:42
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/166140/you-dont-need-to-install-a-task-manager-how-to-manage-running-apps-on-android/
Google Play is full of task managers for Android. These utilities can show you apps running in the background, kill running apps, and otherwise manage your apps — but you don’t need to install any third-party software to do this.
#2 By: Vignesh Jagaraj, June 30th, 2013 11:05
You say that we shouldnt use the task killer on any android phone this ends up filling the ram upto 95% and ultimately the phone starts to perform very slowly and heats up a lot.
#3 By: Bilal Qadir, June 30th, 2013 13:30
Thanks for another good article. Is there a way to get rid of these pesty Android Boosters / Task killers /bloatware which come pre-installed, other than rooting?
#4 By: Don Gateley, June 30th, 2013 16:54
Got a tip on how to put a shortcut to Apps on the home screen?
#5 By: Eric Sonfay, June 30th, 2013 19:02
Heard this nonsense about Android's famous memory management a thousand times, so why is it then, that if I use a task killer, my phone is much faster and more responsive?? Hmm???
#6 By: Tyler Slocum, July 2nd, 2013 15:38
#8 By: zangetsu, October 2nd, 2013 04:54
i do enjoy reading these articles and many are very helpful.
however please do not assume that everyone that has an android device is using android 4.
there are far more android devices that can not run version 4, than those that can.
this means you are leaving the majority of android users out in the cold when you write for only android 4.
please consider the rest of us.
#9 By: Naman Sood, October 2nd, 2013 05:39
Actually the majority use Jelly Bean (4.1.x+) or Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.x). Problem is that some people (like you and some other people I know) are stuck with Gingerbread.
#10 By: Mark Onufrak, November 1st, 2013 09:18
I ike this article and I was aware of these features. I also wonder, as did an earlier poster, whether there is any "native" way to view CPU usage? My phone has been really dragging lately. Sometimes it is so busy with other tasks that it won't show me the phone screen so I can answer a call !!! So I need the CPU stats to help find the culprit. I would like to know if I can get this info without a 3rd party app - I agree in general it is best to avoid these tools.
#12 By: Naman Sood, November 1st, 2013 09:55
Settings -> Developer Options -> under “Monitoring”, check the box labelled “Show CPU usage”. It's not very UI-friendly, though.
#13 By: Mark Onufrak, November 1st, 2013 10:58
You are right about that! Its not useful at all, no specific info about the processes. But I can use this to see if a 3rd party app is icing me good info, so that's something. Thanks!
#14 By: Mark Onufrak, November 1st, 2013 11:04
...giving me good info.
#15 By: Iggy Piorek, April 1st, 2014 15:54
You must be JoKinG ,.... you have 2gb of ram on your phone !!! of course for you it does not make any difference if all the apps on or off....
Most of us dont have top end devices... on my fav MILESTONE (moto) i have 256mb ram and running android 4.3 and my device struggles to keep enough memory to run things smooth so for me apps like:
1 Autostarts (ESSENTIAL STARTUP/EVENT MANAGER[control what when and why its running])
2 ForceStopChain (OPENS MULTIPLE STOCK APP DETAIL SCREEN[where you can force close unwanted app ])
3 Swapper 2 (ALLOWS LOW END/RAM DEVICES TO USE SWAP[increase amount of ram by using extra sdcard space ])
4 Advanced Task Manager (FOR FORCING MOST APPS TO SWAP MEMORY BY SIMPLE KILL COMMAND)
Are ESSENTIAL for ME
IF I HAD 2GB OF RAM I WOULD NOT LOOK AT ANY TASK MANAGERS
SO PLEASE DON'T BE SOO SELF-ORIENTATED **
#16 By: Naman Sood, April 2nd, 2014 06:49
Just read the "Automatic Task Killing" section of the article.
I have 512 MB of RAM in my phone, and I don't need a task killer - you are right. But for those who still want to, you know?
If you're running Android 4.3, lag is expected - even my phone lags a bit (Sony Xperia E) with Jelly Bean (4.1, though). It's faster, but for newer phones. If you have ICS or KitKat, use those - they are lighter and run better. As a fact, I'm downloading KitKat right now - CM11 FTW!