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BFCoughlin
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Registered: ‎03-08-2011
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Closing apps

Do apps run in the background?  If so, it there anyway to close them formally when one is done with them?  I've only got FliqNotes, but I've noticed my battery life is taking a hit since the update, and I was wondering if that is the reason.

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Knowledge70
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Registered: ‎04-04-2011
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Re: Closing apps

No. Other than angry birds where the 'n' home button acts as a 'back' and you are offered a chance to exit, the apps run until the nook is powered off.

 

Those rooted users will use apps that can kill active apps, and B&N needs to think about getting it in thier store (it's free BTW).  Running too many apps, especially those that run periodic updates over the wi-fi like the Pulse app) will make the battery drain that little bit quicker.

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BFCoughlin
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Re: Closing apps

  Thanks! That's good to know.  I'll have to be sure to power off and well as to turn off WiFi before we go on camping trips.  I need to read in the evening, and it'll have to last two days without charging. 

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mariel9898
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Registered: ‎01-08-2011
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Re: Closing apps

Apps don't run in the background per se. Once open they stay open. Android is much better at managing system resources than Windows. The consensus in the dev community about app killers is that they are best avoided unless an app is acting really wonky. Supposedly you can cause more problems by killing an app than by letting it run. Let Android handle Android is what is usually said.

 

Just remember that any widget will drain your battery, especially one which requires WiFi to work.