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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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How to exit programs/apps in iPhone

I am new to iPhone and I find that none of the Apps (and the pre-installed Apps) have the choice of 'exit' or 'quit'. All I can do about exiting an App is to press the central Home button. However, I suspect that the program is still running background.

1. How to exit the program completely?
2. If I don't exit the program 'completely'. Will it consume more battery or memory running in the background?
3. If I don't exit the Camera completely, will the hardware components of the camera (e.g lens , something like that) be always ready for me and consume a lot of battery or aging it .
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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You'll need to train yourself to use the iPhone as intended and just hit the home button to close the app.

If the app is frozen or behaving erratically, hit the sleep/wake button until the slide to power off appears then hold down the home button until it closes. This resets the app.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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1. How to exit the program completely?
2. If I don't exit the program 'completely'. Will it consume more battery or memory running in the background?
3. If I don't exit the Camera completely, will the hardware components of the camera (e.g lens , something like that) be always ready for me and consume a lot of battery or aging it .
It's not Windows. Just use the Home button to close it. Only certain apps will run in the background. Mostly music and streaming apps.

If you double click the home button you can see the running and recently run apps. You can close an app from there by holding your finger on the icon until the X appears and then press the X to shutdown. In practice this is rarely necessary.

The camera's fine.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:45 PM   #4
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You'll need to train yourself to use the iPhone as intended and just hit the home button to close the app.

If the app is frozen or behaving erratically, hit the sleep/wake button until the slide to power off appears then hold down the home button until it closes. This resets the app.
How about pressing the Home button twice to get the manual. I don't think simply hitting the Home button will exit the app completely.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:46 PM   #5
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Read the manual, iOS also tells you how to close apps. be patient.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:46 PM   #6
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Follow these steps to completely close/exit an app:

From the Home screen, click the Home button twice.
Tap and hold on the app.
When it starts to jiggle, tap the red minus sign to close it.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:46 PM   #7
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It's not Windows. Just use the Home button to close it. Only certain apps will run in the background. Mostly music and streaming apps.

If you double click the home button you can see the running and recently run apps. You can close an app from there by holding your finger on the icon until the X appears and then press the X to shutdown. In practice this is rarely necessary.

The camera's fine.

Yes, I learnt your second method before (double click the home button....)
but why this is necessary when simply hitting the Home button is sufficient
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:47 PM   #8
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How about pressing the Home button twice to get the manual. I don't think simply hitting the Home button will exit the app completely.
Have a look through this article below:

http://www.macworld.com/article/1164...lly_works.html

It's interesting stuff and good to be aware of.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:51 PM   #9
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Yes, I learnt your second method before (double click the home button....)
but why this is necessary when simply hitting the Home button is sufficient
If you have an app that is shut down but still running in the background like a poorly designed music, radio app etc. it might be necessary other than totally shutting down the phone. It does sometimes happen.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:54 PM   #10
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The app isn't actually running. It's merely frozen in the background.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:58 PM   #11
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Have a look through this article below:

http://www.macworld.com/article/1164...lly_works.html

It's interesting stuff and good to be aware of.
seem to be a very good article i'll have a look after breakfast
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 04:02 PM   #12
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nice read on the article
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 04:17 PM   #13
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nice read, makes it so you don't have to clear the memory every 5 seconds, on Android you almost always have to close apps
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