Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,805,594 Members 39,122 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Is there a list of un-needed services running in TF101 & a way to disable?

Tip us?
 
Cal-123
Old
(Last edited by Cal-123; 20th February 2014 at 04:29 PM.)
#1  
Cal-123's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 21
Posts: 111
Join Date: Dec 2013
Question [Q] Is there a list of un-needed services running in TF101 & a way to disable?

In windows one can disable useless running services. Is there a way to do the same in Android? Seems that would save some resources - such as battery. I searched, but could find no real info...

Thanks!
 
zAlbee
Old
(Last edited by zAlbee; 23rd February 2014 at 03:26 AM.)
#2  
zAlbee's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 143
Posts: 347
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Toronto
Yes and no. In Android only one foreground app can run at a time, but there are background services too. They are usually important system services, but apps can add them too (they're needed to receive push notifications for example).

Go to Settings > Apps, swipe right to "Running". Then you can toggle between "Cached background processes" and "Running services". Killing a cached process (a previously active foreground app) doesn't really make a difference since it wasn't running anyway. Killing a service sometimes has an effect, but usually the service restarts automatically.

To permanently shut down a service, use the app Greenify. It "hibernates" apps with background services but still lets you run the app when you need it. Keep in mind that you lose the functionality of that service (e.g. if you hibernate Facebook, you won't receive notifications when you receive Facebook messages).

But honestly, unless you installed some badly coded apps that use too many services, you probably don't need to.
Current:
Moto X (GSM Developer Edition): 4.4.2
Asus TF101: KatKiss 4.3.1 (#28)

Previous:

Nokia 3360, SE w580, SE w760 (bad), SE Hazel J20i (stolen)
iPad 1 (sold), Galaxy Nexus (GSM): 4.3 stock (given away)

Service
:
Wind Mobile $30/mth 5GB HSPA data + unlimited talk/text province-wide
The Following User Says Thank You to zAlbee For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Cal-123
Old
(Last edited by Cal-123; 23rd February 2014 at 05:03 PM.)
#3  
Cal-123's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 21
Posts: 111
Join Date: Dec 2013
Thank you very much for the reply and info. I installed the app "Greenify" - and it is great the way it's set up. Like you said, if not all - most apps will start-up if stopped running in the background when not using, and *that*, IMO, is a great way to stop wasting the poor battery performance (mainly because of age) of the TF101 (tablet only).

Many thanks!

Cal
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes