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bobright
Apr 6, 2012, 02:53 PM
Anybody know?



xraytech
Apr 6, 2012, 03:04 PM
Anybody know?

No

But there are Apps that will free up memory if that's what you want to do.

Search "SYS Activity Manager"


EDIT: Wait a sec, are we alking about iOS devices?

ugcop
Apr 6, 2012, 07:11 PM
I've always wanted an app that would close all apps running in the background. It would be so much easier than the multi step process we now have to use. I can see why an outside app maker might be prohibited but surely Apple can see the need and make it part of the system.

erawsd
Apr 6, 2012, 09:29 PM
Why is that necessary? Doesn't iOS take care of purging the memory as its needed.

brentsg
Apr 6, 2012, 11:39 PM
Why is that necessary? Doesn't iOS take care of purging the memory as its needed.

Yes

QuarterSwede
Apr 6, 2012, 11:46 PM
Yes
But irrational people don't trust it. ;)

It's rare when I have to close a running app because it's bogging the system down.

doctorjj
Apr 7, 2012, 10:14 AM
I don't know of any Apps to close running programs on iOS.

But for those interested, developer Fraser Speirs did a great write up concerning iOS multitasking. His conclusion was that the end user does not need to be concerned with managing background tasks as the system handles everything from suspending unused Apps to automatically reclaiming memory when needed.

You can read the blog post here:

http://speirs.org/blog/2012/1/2/misconceptions-about-ios-multitasking.html

He also made a video offering a more detailed look at the process which can be viewed here:

http://speirs.org/blog/2012/1/6/ios-multitasking-in-detail.html

If you are interested in how iOS works then I highly recommend reading these posts and watching the video.