Tags: battery life
I wrote in my previous post about why Task Killers are evil, and how they can harm your device if used. But a lot of users will hesitate uninstalling their beloved ATK because of the perceived battery loss.
Task Killers do provide a boost to your battery life, at least initially. But it’s not because they’re killing programs that are running wild in the background. Instead, they’re killing the ability of apps (like your Facebook account) from syncing additional information. These services aren’t constantly running; they start up, get their information, and then shut back down on their own. But left unchecked, they can kill your battery because they update very frequently as a default.
Join me after the jump where I’ll go over some tips on how to maximize your battery life without using Task Killers.
One of the most common questions I’ve received concerns batteries and maintaining them. People always want to know how to make their battery get through the day, how to help their battery live longer over time, and what to do to avoid a memory effect. We’re here to help explain what to do, what not to worry about, and how forming a few good habits will go a long way.
After the “what is root and how do I do it” question, the next question I hear is often “What task killer should I install?” The short answer to this?None of them.
Task killers are an odd animal because it’s something that most reps will offer to install for you, and if you install it you WILL notice an increase in battery life. But those same results can be had without installing a task killer, and task killers often cause more problems than they solve, especially for the average consumer.