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Bruinator    48

Hi, 

 

I have an LG stylo 4 which comes with an overview key on the bottom right of the phone. This feature tends to use a lot of battery resources which I have to clear out whatever is listed in it on a daily basis. According to LG, it has to be done manually. Do anyone know if this is true? If it is, is there an app that can do it?

 

TYVM

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Circaflex    3,635

Are you talking about the "task manager" that is built into android? On both iOS and Android you no longer need to clear out your apps, let the OS handle this task. This feature isn't the cause of your battery troubles.

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Bruinator    48

No, LG stated the name of it as "overview key" Bottom right on the phone display.

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Circaflex    3,635

Its the built in Android "task manager," that shows all of your running apps right? This isn't an LG specific feature, this is built into AOSP (Stock Android). You do not need to go into this menu and kill apps daily, let the OS handle this.

 

I think I am mistaken, ive been out of Android for a while. Let me look at this a little more to understand it.

 

Now that I look at it, I think it is the same thing I am thinking of. Do you swipe the app to "kill it?"

 

https://forums.tomsguide.com/faq/how-to-use-the-overview-button-in-android-nougat.116557/

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Bruinator    48
1 minute ago, Circaflex said:

Its the built in Android "task manager," that shows all of your running apps right? This isn't an LG specific feature, this is built into AOSP (Stock Android).

It may be the case. I am just going by what LG told me. If it is, is there a way to clear it without my intervention?

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Circaflex    3,635

If the OS determines the apps need to be closed, they will do so automatically. Usually you only force close apps through that menu when they hang or something strange. Ill let another Android expert chime in, I don't want to lead you down the wrong path.

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Brandon H    3,836

could be LG modified the app management in their OEM ROM; you could look through settings to see if they have the "Battery Saver" menu where you can manage some of the stuff but that's about it without manually clearing things.

 

There are some RAM cleaners on the playstore that make clearing RAM easy, some even automated, that could help you.

 

here's one for example https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kosajun.easymemorycleaner&hl=en_US

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Bruinator    48
57 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

could be LG modified the app management in their OEM ROM; you could look through settings to see if they have the "Battery Saver" menu where you can manage some of the stuff but that's about it without manually clearing things.

 

There are some RAM cleaners on the playstore that make clearing RAM easy, some even automated, that could help you.

 

here's one for example https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kosajun.easymemorycleaner&hl=en_US

BH, does greenify do the same thing or is that different?  TYVM

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Brandon H    3,836
19 minutes ago, Bruinator said:

BH, does greenify do the same thing or is that different?  TYVM

looks like it does a similar thing (monitors running apps and kills them if they've been in the background too long or something) but haven't used the app myself so can't testify how good/bad it is

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Circaflex    3,635

greenify works to an extent, do you still need to be rooted to fully utilize its functions? Whats your battery life like now? Screen on time? Cell signal also has a large impact on your battery, if the signal is weak to nill, your phone will constantly be searching for signal. Ill have to dig through old posts of mine on xda, but I think your time would be better spent using an app to determine what is waking your phone and in turn causing you to lose battery.

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