Advanced Android TaskKiller, The LifeLine of Android Phones

Advanced Android TaskKiller, specifically developed for the Android Phones, is a valuable asset for the use of any Android user. If you are aware of the importance and usage of the apps running in the background of your Android device and not worried of clogging up the system, then you are advised to download the advanced Android task killer, right today, and considerably increase the speed of your Android Phone.

Though there are many ways to sniff life into your Android device but the best and the most effective one is using Android TaskKiller.


The Advanced Android TaskKiller, the app with rating of 414,665 by the users, is developed by Wilmington, US-based ‘Rechild’ and is available at Berlin, Germany based – AndroidPIT.

Prominent Features

The basic function of Advanced Android TaskKiller is to kill apps which would cleanup the memory as it is suggested to do, manually, than automatically.

The Advanced Android TaskKiller is designed to perform the tasks of:

  1. Uninstalling and reinstall to fix Force Close issue.
  2. Unchecking ‘Advanced Task Killer’ from the running list to avoid ANR issue.
  3. You can go to menu and send bug the prepared report to the users if they have any issues.
  4. Technically, Advanced Task Killer is also known as ATK, a tool to kill applications ‘running’.
  5. It can ignore the List.
  6. Only one taping the widget
  7. Auto killing the unnecessarily running
  8. Customizing item height.

Guidelines for the Users

A Quick Start for New Users

It is pretty simple to use the advanced Android task killer. Just follow these instructions:

–       Open your tool kit, take a look at the running applications list.
–       Uncheck those apps you do not want to kill, such as, Advanced Task Killer and some other system apps.
–       Proceed to tap the button, indicating ‘kill selected apps’ which will then kill all the ‘checked’ running app.

Advanced operations

If you are willing to keep some apps running, i.e. you do not want to kill some apps, then follow these steps:

–       You can tap it on the running applications list
–       The box will turn to grey, indicating the completion of the task.

If some of the apps are still running which have not been used or opened by me:

Remember, some of the apps will boot when you would turn on your Android phone or will be invoked by certain events.

What is ignore list/ignore?

Ignore list is made available for the users to indicate and point out to those apps which you do not want to kill.

–       Long press the app, listed on the main screen of advanced task killer, and the menu will pop up
–       Then select ‘Ignore’
–       The application would be moved to the ignore list
–       When you tap ‘Kill selected apps’, it remains unaffected.

What is default action for long press?

–       One may set the default action for long press by clicking into settings.
–       The system default action for long press is pop-menu, i.e. long pressing on the application will show a pop-menu.
–       For example, if you want to switch to the application after long pressing on it, the default action of long press to ‘Switch to’ can be changed.

Why the network connection is lost, when the ‘kill selected apps’ is pressed?

As some of the apps, related with network connection, are killed, such as, ‘voicemail’, you can place this in the ignore list to avoid killing it next time.

Why did home screen are reload?

This is due to the reason because some apps related with the home screen were killed, such as, ‘HTC Sense’ or ‘Mail’. You can place this too in the list of apps to ignore.

Why can I not receive email notifications?

This is due to the reason that you have killed ‘Email’. Instead of killing it, better ignore it.

What is Auto Kill?

This is ability to kill apps, automatically, but is:

–       Safe, i.e. killing only those apps that aren’t running but still consuming memory.
–       Aggressive, i.e. killing the apps running in the background and apps that aren’t running.
–       Crazy, i.e. all apps except for apps you are using.
–       You may be able to see ‘Auto Kill’ information on the title, e.g. ‘Auto-Kill: 12:20’. It means auto kill will start at 12:20.
–       You can also change the frequency to impact the auto kill start time.
–       Advanced Android Task Killer Pro is a paid version of the app and comes without ads.

Some New Features

  1. It, quickly, fixes invalid package for build 93.
  2. If widget or auto kill is running, ATK would not commit suicide.
  3. Now, add option to turn off notice of auto kill is added.
  4. Add menu button for devices don’t have menu key.
  5. You may Fix ANR when kill ATK.
  6. Fixing wrong detail issue.
  7. Removes error log from bug report.
  8. Restarting other applications.
  9. Allowing an application to forcibly restart other applications.
  10. It, automatically, starts at boot.
  11. Allows an app start, automatically, as soon as the system has finished booting.
  12. This can make it take longer to start the phone
  13. Allowing the app to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.
  14. Full Internet access

The app has access to the following:

System tools

  • Restarting other applications
  • Allowing an app to, forcibly, restart other applications
  • Automatically starting at boot
  • Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.

Network communication

  • Full Internet access.
  • Allows an application to create network sockets.
  • View of network state is available.
  • Allows an application to view the state of all networks.


  • May modify/delete SD card contents.
  • Allows an application to write to the SD card.

Phone calls

  • Read phone state and identity
  • Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, etc.

About this app

LATEST VERSION  In the Market and at AndroidPIT
CREATED ON  Jul 26, 2009
VERSION FROM  Nov 12, 2012
UPDATED ON  Nov 22, 2012
CATEGORY  Productivity
INSTALLATIONS  50,000,000 – 100,000,000
SIZE  162,899 Bytes

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