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Killing Android applications

Posted on 2016-07-23
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Question applies to Marshmallow and Pre-Marshmallow Android phones.

I have an application that eats battery. Unfortunately, the vendor has not implemented a QUIT feature yet, how can I kill this when I don't want it running?
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Tap and hold down the right-most button, the menu button, for a few seconds then a screen of all open apps will appear. Then just slide that app to the left or right of the screen. Alternatively  you can tap setting -> applications -> running apps. Find your app, tap it then tap the button 'stop'.
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Thank you. Does this apply to all Applications, or does the developer need to write in the "Stop" command?
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I think this applies to all applications, but it has to be an application not a service. Some services can be stopped with the above settings method. Others need more advanced tools like the android debugger, or rooting your device which is usually not recommended and I have no experiance with it.
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