1. Phil Schulte's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I am currently encountering a little problem with my newly installed skype application. I can't get rid of it running in the background, no matter what I do or what I set in the apps settings, the device monitor always lists it as idle. Since this seems to drain my battery pretty damn fast I would love to know how to close that app completely. I already tried to force shut it down via the device monitor but that didn't do the deal.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Regards,

    Phil
    09-05-13 07:55 PM
  2. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    Open app, go to settings, turn off any signs of sign in or length of time allowed to be connected.

    Second, sign out of app, make sure to uncheck the "auto sign in" box

    Posted via CB10
    09-05-13 08:05 PM
  3. Phil Schulte's Avatar
    Open app, go to settings, turn off any signs of sign in or length of time allowed to be connected.

    Second, sign out of app, make sure to uncheck the "auto sign in" box

    Posted via CB10
    Thanks for the quick reply Kris but I already had it set up the way you told me to and it didn't work. It's still idle for some reason.
    09-05-13 08:14 PM
  4. pttptppt's Avatar
    I have found a much better method. For all android apps do:
    1. Hit back button until the app gets minimixed (active frame)
    2. Hold "x" until the app closes all the way
    For native apps do:
    1. Minimize the app
    2. Hold "x" until the app closes.


    What I discovered was in android apps, you must hit back until the app minimizes itself. Then hold x.
    09-05-13 08:15 PM
  5. Phil Schulte's Avatar
    I have found a much better method. For all android apps do:
    1. Hit back button until the app gets minimixed (active frame)
    2. Hold "x" until the app closes all the way
    For native apps do:
    1. Minimize the app
    2. Hold "x" until the app closes.


    What I discovered was in android apps, you must hit back until the app minimizes itself. Then hold x.
    Did that too, again no success in fully closing it. It's still idle. Thanks for the tip though!
    09-05-13 08:20 PM
  6. cyberjunkie1's Avatar
    Had this issue and I think I even mentioned it in another post. Yeah it drained the living hell out of my battery and found it would freeze so often. Only thing I could do is reset the phone. And because I would have to do it every time I load up Skype it was removed and forgotten.

    Posted via CB10
    09-05-13 08:47 PM
  7. dbcmgt's Avatar
    I use "TaskManager" by developer amitghosh to "kill" sideload or port applications like Skype, Endomondo, etc. One thing with Skype is that you have to sign out first and then kill the process using TaskManager. Hope it helps.
    Last edited by dbcmgt; 09-05-13 at 10:02 PM.
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    09-05-13 09:33 PM
  8. Phil Schulte's Avatar
    I use "TaskManager" by developer amitghosh to "kill" sideload or port applications like Skype, Endomondo, etc. One thing with Skype is that you have to sign out first and then kill the process using TaskManager. Hope it helps.
    Thanks a ton, that did the deal!

    via CB10 on STL100-2 rockin' 10.2.0.1443
    09-06-13 06:39 AM

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