The experience with an Android device changes a lot over the years, each version of the operating system takes a step forward compared to the previous one in terms of performance, and that’s something to thank, and more in the latest versions of Android.
We have already told you on some occasions that the mania that many people have – including me – to close applications in multitasking it does not save battery, nor for other purposes like that. We wanted to spend a day without closing any application in multitasking to check if this, beyond that it is true, is noticed in the day to day, and let’s tell you how our experience has been.
As we have said, many users have the habit of closing applications every so often to “lighten” the operating system load, however, according to Hiroshi Lockheimer, the vice president of Android, it is better to leave the operating system at ease, without closing the applications of multitasking. Therefore, we wanted to see if this is true, and if really our experience with the terminal is not affected on a day to day basis.
@mcwm @MarcusDPK @pierce @qz in general, better to let the system do its job; it was designed to manage running apps so you do not have to
– Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) March 14, 2016
You should know that the use I give my phone It’s not basic, but I do not have a thousand games and applications installed either. What I use most in day to day are productivity tools such as Google Keep, Trello, Messenger Plus, Gmail, Google Analytics or the Google Calendar; applications to read as Bookari Premium, Pocket or Palabre; and, finally, leisure applications such as Google’s camera, Clash Royale, Twitter and Instagram. A little bit of everything, as you can see, but without heavy games.
The mobile I use is a Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro, one of the best midrange last year that, with a Snapdragon 625 and 4 GB of RAM together with a 5-inch screen at Full HD resolution has enough hardware for any user , so in principle, There should not be any problem related to performance.
The first thing I have done to fight against my subconscious and not eliminate applications from multitasking has been to change the operation of the multitasking button so that, instead of showing multitasking, take me to the previous application. If you want, you can do this through the terminal settings -if your ROM supports it-, or through the Buttons Remapper application, of which we have already spoken to you before.
After having done this, making sure not to eliminate the background processes unintentionally, the truth is that the operation throughout the day has been, at least, as correct as always, so, for now, we started well.
Also, the fact of not having multitasking on hand It does not waste time to open it every two minutes to close processes in the background that, really, do not bother me at any time. Something very in line with what we told you a long time ago with the theme of the battery.
During this day that I have spent without closing applications in multitasking, I have noticed that, personally, I close applications too many times in the background every day. So much that, in many occasions I pressed the button destined to it instinctively, by habit.
Beyond this bad habit that from now on I will eliminate, the truth is that I have not noticed that the performance of the terminal worse, in fact I have noticed it quite fluid and, not having to worry about what I have open in the mobile And why not, I have been more attentive to other things.
But the best, without a doubt, is that you put yourself to the test and try to spend a day without eliminating the applications that you have in the background, so you can verify that it is not an urban legend: closing applications in the background does not improve terminal performance, nor does it save battery power.
Have you carried out this test? What has been your experience?
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