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Old Sep 10, 2010, 02:52 PM   #1
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iPhone App to Close All Other Multitasking Apps

Any recommend apps to close all other multitasking apps at once instead of clicking the red minus arrow through tons of open apps? I'm surprised rebooting the device doesn't close 'em all.
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 03:15 PM   #2
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Any recommend apps to close all other multitasking apps at once instead of clicking the red minus arrow through tons of open apps? I'm surprised rebooting the device doesn't close 'em all.
You JBed with SBSettings?

check out Remove Background SBSettings Toggle Tweak

i use it and it works perfectly.
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 03:42 PM   #3
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Remove background, when i double tap statusbar it closes everything, you can also choose what programs it leaves open like ipod etc etc
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 09:06 PM   #4
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do i need to jb it yeh ? no other apps without jb ?
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Old Sep 11, 2010, 02:46 AM   #5
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I havent heard of one.
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Old Sep 11, 2010, 03:18 AM   #6
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No AppStore app can do that ! Developers can't create an app that can close other apps.
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Old Sep 11, 2010, 03:19 AM   #7
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Any recommend apps to close all other multitasking apps at once instead of clicking the red minus arrow through tons of open apps? I'm surprised rebooting the device doesn't close 'em all.
Rebooting doesn't clear the "taskbar" because it is simply a list of recently used apps, not a list of open or multitasking-enabled apps. What rebooting does is clear all suspended apps from RAM and terminate any apps that are actually multitasking (GPS, voip, audio). So if you have an app that normally uses fast app switching to return you right where you left it if you switch away from the app and back, rebooting will force it to be cleared from RAM and it will start fresh the next time you run it.

In general, the only apps that you need to manually manage are the few that specifically support multitasking (GPS, audio, VOIP). There is no point to removing all of the other things, as the system will automatically clear the RAM used by a suspended app if the foreground app needs it.
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 01:41 PM   #8
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Like mentioned above, you would need a jailbroken app to do this.

But if it helps any, you can close two,three, or four at a time depending how small your fingers are.
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 02:36 AM   #9
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I dont know about you guys but i became very ocd about closing all apps from "multitasking" and romove background helped me out and my ocd went away,yet another reason to JB..
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 12:35 PM   #10
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... my ocd went away,yet another reason to JB..
Haha "Jailbreaking my iPhone cured my OCD!" Thats sig material.
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Old Sep 14, 2010, 01:40 AM   #11
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meaby i should write an email to Dr.Phil about this.It would be hit episode
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Old Sep 22, 2010, 11:50 PM   #12
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You can't do that. Unless you find a tweak from Cydia or something
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 01:13 PM   #13
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I m looking for same solution but still can't find it.
So I guess you missed the second post on this very page?

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You JBed with SBSettings?

check out Remove Background SBSettings Toggle Tweak

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Old Oct 2, 2010, 09:36 AM   #14
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I support the OP regarding the need for an App that closes all Apps in the multitasking tray without jail breaking your phone. Running Co-Pilot (GPS routing) in background kills my battery and it doesn't close until it is removed from the multitasking tray.
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 06:53 PM   #15
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Someone could actually write an iPhone app that does this. They'd need to allocate all the memory possible within the app, which would have preference over the background apps. This would cause the background apps to be terminated in favor of the foreground app (the task manager). Once the foreground app would be closed, it's memory would be freed as well.

Technically, I'm sure this would work. Realistically, it's hard to know if Apple would allow something like this.
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