iPhone App to Close All Other Multitasking Apps

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by abercrombie, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2008
    Parent's Basement
    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.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2009
    You JBed with SBSettings?

    check out Remove Background SBSettings Toggle Tweak

    i use it and it works perfectly.
  3. macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2010
    Remove background, when i double tap statusbar it closes everything, you can also choose what programs it leaves open like ipod etc etc
  4. macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2010
    do i need to jb it yeh ? no other apps without jb ?
  5. macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2010
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    Italy, near Venice
    No AppStore app can do that ! Developers can't create an app that can close other apps.
  7. macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    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.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2010
    SFV California
    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.
  9. macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2010
    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..
  10. macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    Haha "Jailbreaking my iPhone cured my OCD!" Thats sig material.
  11. macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2010
    meaby i should write an email to Dr.Phil about this.It would be hit episode :D
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2010
    Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
    You can't do that. Unless you find a tweak from Cydia or something
  13. macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    So I guess you missed the second post on this very page?

  14. macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2009
    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.
  15. macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2008
    Chicago Area
    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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