Should you kill background tasks in Android?

Should you use task killers or not

This debate has been there for a while now. When first Android came up lots of apps started to gain people attention by promoting themselves as a task killer and speed booster. I have used them too, there is no blame on them. Android is not doing a good job in restricting applications on system resources. That’s why we are having Android phones with huge hardware specifications that are even more powerful than many of our first computer, but in real world these devices start to lag after installing few apps. This is happening while Apple iPhone products which have much lesser amount of RAM and CPU run smoothly because Apple was strict about resource consumption by developers.
Although now days Android marshmallow is offering features like doze to reduce the battery usage of devices while they are sleeping, it’s still lacking on a proper background task manager.

If you have heard of greenify you should know that it is one of the most popular task killers among Android users at the moment.
Greenify will let the user to kill the background running apps by basically force stopping them. Well that is a really cool and handy app but does it really necessary that you do that to your apps?

My friend was asking about my idea on this yesterday. It’s obvious that when you kill an app and you start it again it uses more CPU time than when it’s already in the background, which will cause more battery drain.
But at the same time it really makes your phone and other apps experience when you don’t have tones of apps in your background.

What I’m trying to conclude here today is that both parties are right. Those who say that task killers are making phones faster and those who say that task killers actually drain your battery faster.

So should you be using a task killer? Or if you are using it, how should you be doing it?

To make sure you are aiming for both better performance and more battery life of your phone when you are using an app like greenify, you should look at yourself and see how do you use your phone. what are the apps that you use the most daily.

if you are a heavy Facebook user and you are one of those whom open Facebook every 10 minutes, then greenifying Facebook application on your phone, not only will not help with your performance, but even it will drain your battery every time you lunch it.

But let say you have ebay application installed on your phone, just like me, and you only use it few times in a month, Then greenifying that background service is not harmful but helps with over performance of your phone and battery life too.

Hope this writing can give you a bit of clue that whether to use Task Killers or Not.


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