a question about iphone 5 multitasking

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    guys,
    a question out of curiosity...


    just wondering how many apps will iPhone 5 let run at once.. my iPhone was running a little slow.. i started going through & closing applications through multitasking & i think over 50 apps were open..

    is there a limit to how many apps iPhone 5 will run or allow to run at once.. input/thoughts are appreciated..
     
  2. macrumors 604

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    It will let as many run as there is memory for. You do not need to go and shut apps manually unless there is a problem.
     
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    iOS multitasking isn't real multitasking. Think of it more along the lines of a recently used list. iOS will manage the apps as necessary. And apart from some apps like Skype or apps that are currently streaming something, it will freeze the process after a while so it doesn't continue using resources.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    Its still great multi tasking, espcially on the i5 apps load instantly when i switch in and out of them there is no delay at all like previous iPhones due to the slower hardware
     
  5. Guest

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    Games (especially graphic-intense ones) will run better if you shut down apps.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    All i know is that multi tasking is superior on iPhone 5 over the Galaxy note 2 quadcore...i cant count how many times my brothers note 2 had to reload a app or refresh the app while on the i5 it remained the same...i guess it has to do with the really strong memory performance of the A6 chip
     
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    With the new processor and increased RAM, the iPhone 5 seems to handle these frozen states of the apps very nicely. And I agree it almost feels like real multitasking because of that.
     
  8. macrumors 604

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    Elaborate on how this works?
     
  9. Guest

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    They require a lot of power and drain battery quickly.

    I noticed games loading slower and sometimes have more lag when I have other apps/games on.
     
  10. macrumors 604

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    Unless it's a music app or something else that has specific tasks to run in the background, apps get frozen when you exit them. Therefore they can't use graphics power, CPU power or drain the battery or take up RAM.

     
  11. macrumors 68000

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    Exactly
     
  12. acorntoy, Jan 26, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013

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    IOS manages the RAM and kills apps if RAM is needed ( like in a graphic intensive game ) and from what I've noticed the OS multitasking like that can cause the game/is to stutter/lag for a second until the processes of freeing the RAM and killing frozen apps is done.
     
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    What does this have to with the subject at all?
     
  14. macrumors 604

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    Probably spamming his website.
     

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