NEW -- Use less mem and batt with this app. -- Force Close -- free App World.
Here is the app I told "HERE", it works great, you choose the bb menu button to "switch app" then choose a app like msn and push the menu button again and choose the "force close " option.
The app works like normal but don't use memory anymore.
This app allows you to force close (kill) some programs that never exit otherwise, e.g. BlackBerry Messenger, Messages. Many such programs don't have to run all the time. Closing them (not just pushing them to background) would release precious resources (battery, CPU, memory) on your BlackBerry.
Due to API limitations and security reason, some third-party programs can't be force-closed by this app. However, this app provides a convenient way to delete a stubborn program that doesn't provide an elegant way to exit.
It works great, less memory and batt use.
Free Appworld "Free force close"
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Last edited by delfteo; 02-10-2012 at 08:28 AM.
- 02-10-2012, 12:00 AM #28900--> S2 (Not Galaxy S2) --> 9780 ---> 9900 (couldn't resist) --> Galaxy Nexus---> BB Z10
You open a app like bbm click the bb menu button and you see a option called "force close" you can close the bbm or msn or other apps.
Also closed the message icon what always stay when you click "switch application" and can receive my mail like normal.
I have now only 4 icons when I click switch applications, "browser, phone, home screen, mobile data alerter"
So less mem and batt use and no leaks.
Last edited by delfteo; 02-10-2012 at 11:00 AM.
- 02-10-2012, 10:52 AM #8
If you're knowledgeable enough about BlackBerry to know you want to force close an app, you should also be knowledgeable enough to use the escreen rather than downloading an app to do it (an app, might I add, that's probably always running in the background).
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-10-2012, 11:02 AM #11
- 303 Posts
E screen still rules, download an app for calculating the E screen unlock code and whoa-la, no more battery monitoring apps, memory booster apps and force kill apps. No disrespect but unless the app are less then 10kb, I'm not interested
I only made my hybrid and for the rest I post what I find and think is a useful help to this forum.
Our discus about this made newbie people to think, there is more.
Update: about this app, I think to force close a app by the menu button is more easy then enter the engineering menu.
- 02-10-2012, 12:31 PM #15
Love this app. You can close the browser and get all the memory back from it. It restarts of course. That's ok.
This extends the time between resets since there is always tons of memory left now.
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- 02-10-2012, 02:26 PM #16
I've been testing Force Close this morning and am having mixed feelings about it.
1) Messages does close and I still get my e-mails, but if I close BBM or WLM I can't receive any messages.
2) Funny thing about WLM after closing it, the icon on my homescreen shows I'm logged in, but when I click it to send someone a message it starts the login process as if I was logged out.
3) I was hoping this could be the answer to closing T4BB and having it open up on the last read tweet, but it goes to the top just as if I had closed the app normally. What I've had to do is back out of the app and leave it running in the background so when I open it again it stays at my last read tweet.
4) I Force Closed the browser and phone, but it gives me a message that they will be restarted after the Force Close, so I'm not sure what the point is in regards to them.
5) One thing I'm definitely not a fan of is that after Force Closing any app, a pop-up saying it`s done comes up, but the app's instructions page shows up behind it. After clicking "OK", you have to close this page but ironically, you can't Force Close it!
It does seem to recover some memory, but I can`t say about battery life yet. I think this app has a lot of potential if it could get some of these issues sorted out. Hopefully you'll be working on it and have an update soon.
After closing msn it is offline I close it when I don't use it, even as bbm I never use, when you close the browser it clean all the cache and restart clean, also the mail icon I close but stay pushed, more apps I don't have running in the background, for sure other members can give it a try.
This app has for me a big potential.
Last edited by delfteo; 02-10-2012 at 03:08 PM.
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-28-2013, 08:05 AM #20
- 1 Posts
Force Closing Browser
I have a similar question - but nothing to do with battery life/memory. Can I force close my browser periodically? I just came back from holidays and have $100+ in charges due to RIM browser staying open for 24 hours at a time, because I look up something quickly on the browser, then forget to close. I have been doing this often and want to know if I can force close the browser after 30 minutes or something. BBerry 9320 OS 7.1.0?
- 01-29-2013, 04:51 PM #22
Androids have an app similar to this to close their applications due to excessive battery drain and memory loss running the programs. Not sure if it can be side-loaded or not, but I really don't see the need for it when you can close (exit) most 3rd party apps that if just closed, would run in the background. Even memory using, battery draining apps like WhatsApp can be closed and then exited closing it completely using just the menu button. If I can find out the link for the Android app, I will post it here.