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How do you shut off a WP7 app?

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    RodAtWork

    I've had my HTC Trophy for a year now.  Love it!  I've collected a modest amount of apps, one of the newest being MyWalk.  I want to start tracking my walking, distance, speed, etc.  It is my understanding that app uses location services (which makes sense), and I'm guessing it polls the location frequently.  That's OK, while I'm walking, but I don't want it doing that while I'm sitting at my desk working.  So, how do I shut it off, when I don't need it?

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    cbae

    Read your email, go into IE, go into the games hub, go into the music + videos hub, and then go into the marketplace. That should do it.

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    Dr Herbie

    The back button should take you out of the app (when you've backed out of any nested pages that might have been created). A this point the app is stopped; at worst, the app will set up a background agent which will either work at full tilt for 10 minutes, or will make a brief poll every half hour. Either way you're not going to drain your battery while you sit at work.

    If you go to the Phone settings screen and swipe over to 'applications' the first entry is 'background tasks' where you can check what's running in the background.

     

    Herbie

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    kettch

    @cbae: If it uses background tasks to do the location polling, then pushing it out of the back stack won't help.

    @RodAtWork: An app that uses background tasks should have an entry in Settings>Background Tasks that you can toggle on or off.

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    magicalclick

    what about the Background tasks that I cannot turn off in the Advanced? What does it mean? How do I know they are actually running for not? Thank you.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    RodAtWork

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    The back button should take you out of the app (when you've backed out of any nested pages that might have been created). A this point the app is stopped; at worst, the app will set up a background agent which will either work at full tilt for 10 minutes, or will make a brief poll every half hour. Either way you're not going to drain your battery while you sit at work.

    If you go to the Phone settings screen and swipe over to 'applications' the first entry is 'background tasks' where you can check what's running in the background.

     

    Herbie

    Thank you, Dr. Herbie, good info here.

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