|Tablet running Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)|
After a reboot of the tablet I go into Settings and look at Apps.
I find these running services and cached processes:
Google Play services (several of these)
Google Play Music
Android Core Apps
One Time Init
I can stop any or all of these services and processes, but they all
return after a reboot. Some obviously are basic to the functioning
of the tablet, but some aren't, and I'm wondering why they are
resurrected every time I reboot.
I'm asking about Clock, Calendar, and YouTube right now.
When I am the most thorough, I start the app, go into the app's
settings, clear anything and everything that can be cleared, then
exit. In the case of YouTube (version 5.2.27), I uncheck the two
settings "Improve YouTube" and "New video notifications".
(There is a third setting which would apparently also contact
the YouTube home office to ask about each video before it can
begin streaming, which I leave unchecked.) Then I remove them
from the list of running apps by clicking "Remove from list" on
each one. I then go into the Android settings and clear the cache.
If I made no chages from the defaults in the program settings I'll
also clear the data. (I don't clear Android Browser data because
that deletes saved bookmarks.) Then I stop the running service
or process. I close Settings and immediately reboot.
The stopped services and cached processes are rerunning and
It appears that neither Clock nor Calendar are needed to keep track
of the time and date. I have no data stored in them. So why do they
Why does YouTube keep reappearing as soon as I reboot? The tablet
is not connected to the Internet or any other network at that time, and
all radio connections are disabled.
-- Jeff, in Minneapolis