Running Services - Background Processes

This section provides a tutorial example on how to review running services, or background processes, on my Android phone. Those background processes are started automatically and running all the time.

Since Android is a multi-tasking system, let's see what are currently running on my phone.

Tap on "Settings", "Applications", then "Running services". I see a long list of items displayed:

de.emsys.usbmode.control             1.6MB
   Process: de.emsys.usbmode.control
   Usb Mode Control                  21:50:09
de.emsys.usbmode.service             1.7MB
   Process: de.emsys.usbmode.service
   UsbModeService                    21:50:09
Message Widget                       2.0MB
   Process: com.lge.sizechangable.message
   messageViewManage                 21:50:09
What's New                           2.7MB
   Process: com.android.whatsnew
   SyncService                          12:30
Google Play Store                    6.5MB
   Process: com.android.vending
   ContentSyncService                 4:16:10
On-Screen Phone                      2.0MB
   Process: com.lge.osp
   On-Screen Phone                   21:50:08
Calendar Storage                     2.3MB
   Process com.android.provider.calendar
Google Service Framework              11MB
   Process: com.google.process.gapps
   Google Messaging Service          21:50:09
LG PC Suite                          1.9MB
   Process: com.mobileleader.sync
   ObexService                          17:40
DRM Service                          1.7MB
   Process: com.lge.drmservice
   DrmService                        21:50:08
Weather                              3.5MB
   Process: com.lge.sizechangable.weather
   WeatherTimerService                  21:23
Video Player                         1.5MB
   Process: com.lifevibes.lgevideoplayer
   AppHelperService                  12:51:30
Android keyboard
   Process: com.android.inputmethod.latin
   Android keyboard                  21:50:09

Other: 94MB in 9   Avail: 88MB+129MB in 16

It seems to me that those are background processes that are started automatically and running all the time. I should leave them alone.

Last update: 2011.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

 Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 Android 4.0.3 File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information

 android.app.Activity Class and Activity Lifecycle

 View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

Android Phone - LG-P925g

 About My LG-P925g Android Phone

 Phone Memory and SD (Secure Digital) Card

Running Services - Background Processes

 Running Applications - Background and Foreground Processes

 Connect Phone to Computer using Bluetooth

 Connect Phone SD Card to Computer via USB

 Using Wi-Fi Function to Reduce Data Cost

 Setting up Gmail Access on Android Phone

 Downloading and Installing from "Play Store"

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version