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Old Jul 15, 2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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Close all apps?

I like the new "Auxo style" multi tasking and closing of apps in iOS7 but it still requires you to close all apps manually. In jailbreak Auxo if you hold down it gives you an option to "close all apps". Is this not possible in iOS7 currently and do you think it will be implemented by release?
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 08:16 AM   #2
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 08:17 AM   #3
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Well, then there's still use for jailbreaking in iOS7 too
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 08:20 AM   #4
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Except that there's no reason to close all apps in iOS.
And if you did really want to you could always just reboot.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 08:24 AM   #5
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Except that there's no reason to close all apps in iOS.
And if you did really want to you could always just reboot.
Does this really close all apps? Because when I reboot my phone they are all open still in Multitasking
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 08:29 AM   #6
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Except that there's no reason to close all apps in iOS.
And if you did really want to you could always just reboot.
Rebooting to just close all apps? Wow, no thanks. This should take a second or few not minutes.

It's a simple feature to "unclutter" things when too many apps open. And maybe even improve battery life a bit.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 08:33 AM   #7
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Does this really close all apps? Because when I reboot my phone they are all open still in Multitasking
Multitasking doesn't show running apps -- it shows recently used apps.
They may or may not be running but after a reboot they will definitely not be.
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Multitasking doesn't show running apps -- it shows recently used apps.
They may or may not be running but after a reboot they will definitely not be.
They still show in the multitasking UI following a reboot suggesting they're still running.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 10:42 AM   #10
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They still show in the multitasking UI following a reboot suggesting they're still running.
It only suggests that if you mistakenly assume that the UI shows a list of runnng apps and it doesn't.
See the link above that explains things fully.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 11:02 AM   #11
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It only suggests that if you mistakenly assume that the UI shows a list of runnng apps and it doesn't.
See the link above that explains things fully.
I don't assume that they're still running, because I know they're not. They're only frozen in the background. I guess I just worded it wrong above.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 11:44 AM   #12
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iOS 7 multitasking was revamped. This is not how it works anymore...
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 11:46 AM   #13
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iOS 7 multitasking was revamped. This is not how it works anymore...
The only difference is there is a new feature that determines your most used apps and lets them run longer. Not infinitely.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 11:47 AM   #14
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The only difference is there is a new feature that determines your most used apps and lets them run longer. Not infinitely.
I thought that apps like twitter and Facebook will now periodically refresh if you use them often.
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I thought that apps like twitter and Facebook will now periodically refresh if you use them often.
If you use those most frequently, yes. That's how I understand the new functionality. But the same principals apply. The "multitask" list is technically a "most recent" list and killing off the ones at the very end of it won't do much for you besides remove it from that list.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 01:11 PM   #16
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This has been discussed before.

the iOS task switcher keeps a list of recently opened apps. It is not a list of running apps. As someone said if you restart your phone the list stays where it is.

Can you actually close an app that's not functioning properly? yes, usually the first 2 icons on the task switcher are open apps.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 02:40 PM   #17
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I don't assume that they're still running, because I know they're not. They're only frozen in the background. I guess I just worded it wrong above.
That's wrong too. Being in the task list doesn't imply anything about the apps running state other than when it was last used chronologically.
In any case, you are best off ignoring what is running in the background. The OS is designed to handle this for you. Manually killing apps may also result in issues from apps not being allow to gracefully terminate (like saving state). Under iOS7 this could impact the OS learning your usage patterns.
Admittedly there have been a few instances where application bugs have resulted in excessive background utilization.
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They still show in the multitasking UI following a reboot suggesting they're still running.
Suggesting that they've recently been used, not necessarily that they are running (and not after a reboot).
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Except that there's no reason to close all apps in iOS.
And if you did really want to you could always just reboot.
Sorry but that is an extreme option

I find close all handy, what's the problem in proposing this feature in iOS7?
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Except that there's no reason to close all apps in iOS.
And if you did really want to you could always just reboot.
Actually they can be using memory and closing them frees it up for other processes.

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Suggesting that they've recently been used, not necessarily that they are running (and not after a reboot).
The best, shortest answer.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:16 PM   #21
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Sorry but that is an extreme option

I find close all handy, what's the problem in proposing this feature in iOS7?
It wouldn't be a bad feature to have, but doesn't seem like one Apple has added so far. The best you can do, aside from rebooting, is basically swipe away each app that appears there to "close" it, or essentially mostly get rid of it from the recently running apps list, so to say.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 04:33 PM   #22
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It wouldn't be a bad feature to have, but doesn't seem like one Apple has added so far. The best you can do, aside from rebooting, is basically swipe away each app that appears there to "close" it, or essentially mostly get rid of it from the recently running apps list, so to say.
at least you can swipe 3 at a time
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 04:46 PM   #23
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at least you can swipe 3 at a time
You can definitely do that. Although I'm still not sure if that's quicker than (in pre-iOS 7) rapidly tapping on the first app's minus badge to close all of the listed ones (since they would keep on shifting left as you close apps).
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 08:33 PM   #24
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You can close multiple apps if you want to close three take three fingers on place them on the apps you want to close and swipe up. to the close the apps
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 09:30 PM   #25
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I find close all handy, what's the problem in proposing this feature in iOS7?
What do you find it handy for? iOS does everything automatically for you, and you should be happy that your apps always have resources they need, never unnecessarily waste CPU/memory/battery and you never have to manage them manually.
The problem in proposing such feature is that it would do almost nothing, because pretty much all apps you see in "multitasking" are already closed, and you see just a screenshot of what they looked like when they were open last time.

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