Kill background processes to free up memory

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Basically what we do is we get a list of running apps and count them, then we check if there more than 0 apps running on the background. after than we simply check to make sure our own app isn't going to be killed after the code execution.

OPTIONAL: I Suggest using a try catch in case something goes wrong.

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ActivityManager activityManager = (ActivityManager) getActivity().getSystemService(Context.ACTIVITY_SERVICE); List<ActivityManager.RunningAppProcessInfo> runAppList = activityManager.getRunningAppProcesses(); int listsize = runAppList.size(); if (runAppList != null) { for (int i = 0; i < listsize; ++i) { if (runAppList.get(i).pid != android.os.Process.myPid()) { android.os.Process.killProcess(runAppList.get(i).pid); activityManager.killBackgroundProcesses(runAppList.get(i).processName); } } }
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Great! but what is the minimum API level for that, does it worked on API 8 or higher?

Reply · March 1, 2014, 3:23 a.m.