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The first thing you should do with the ZTE Blade V8 Pro


Android Enthusiast
Jun 3, 2010
I recently picked up the ZTE Blade V8 Pro and the biggest issue I found with the device was its insanely overly aggressive RAM management.

Every time you sleep the phone (turn off the display or lock the device), the Blade V8 Pro closes all the apps that were open in the background, something that severely handicaps the phone’s ability to multitask. They call it “screen-lock cleaning" and here's how it can negatively affect your smartphone:
  1. Performance – Because apps take longer to open from a cold start (instead being kept open in RAM), your device feels slower.
  2. Battery life – Having to open apps from scratch (as opposed to them being kept open in RAM) puts more strain on the CPU, thus negatively impacting battery life.
  3. Productivity – When apps are killed off prematurely in the background, you have to start apps all over again, losing your place. This can be especially problematic while playing games, attempting to multitask (listening to music), or using navigation apps.
Don't worry, you can easily turn of this awful "feature" -- you just gotta know where to look. Here’s how you stop the background app killing madness:
  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Tap on the Power manager tile
  3. Select Power management for apps
  4. Tap the 3-dot menu in the upper right and select: App protection list
  5. Tap the 3-dot menu in the upper right again and select: Set all to off
Now, whenever you wake up your phone, you can continue inside of your most recently used apps and pick up exactly where you left off. Without a doubt this is the very first thing you should do upon booting up the phone for the first time and will greatly increase your enjoyment using the ZTE Blade V8 Pro. Cheers.

If you'd like to watch a video going through this process, you can find it here:


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