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How to Stop Unneeded Services on the Samsung Galaxy Tab ?

Some things may be going on in your Galaxy Tab that you don't need or even suspect . These activities include the monitoring of information , apps that update , or  tiny programs that check on the device's status . The technical  term for these activities is services.

When a service has started that you don't want, or  have been requested to stop, you can halt the service, you can also halt programs that may be spinning away  in the background when there's no other  apparent way to stop the thing. Here's how :

1. While at Home screen touch the Apps Menu icon button.
2. Choose Settings.
3. Choose Applications.
4. Choose Running.
          You see the Running Application screen.

5. Touch an app.
       Mouse likely, it's an app you recognize that you don't need running or something you need to stop           because it's doing something unwanted or - heaven- unsavory.

6. On the app's Running Services screen ,touch the stop button.

   When you stop a service, you  free resource used by that service. These resources include memory and processor power. The result of slopping unneeded services can be improved performance.

  The service you stopped will most likely star up again the next time you start the Galaxy Tab. or if you run the app. The only way to halt a specific service for all eternity is to uninstall the program associated with that service, which is a drastic step. Even then , preinstalled  apps and phone  company apps are stuck to your Galaxy Tab like August ticks on a hound dog.

  •  Do no  randomly disable services. Many of therm are required for the Galaxy Tab to do its job or for the apps you use to  carry out their tasks. If you disable a service you don't recognize and the device begins to act funny, turn the Galaxy Tab off and then on again . That should fix the problem.

  •  You can use the Running Services screen to stop applications run amok,but don't use it to quit  an app you can otherwise quit. Most apps have an Exit or Sign Out command. Use the Menu icon button to locate that command and use it instead of killing the app on the Running Services screen.                 
  •  The weird bar graph at the bottom of the Running Services screen illustrates memory usage in  your Galaxy Tab. The black area represents services that cannot be stopped or killed. The gray area represents  memory used by the Android system or your apps. The green are shows free, or unused, memory.


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