Is there any apps in the app store that close running programs?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by bobright, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
  2. macrumors 68020

    Mar 24, 2010

    But there are Apps that will free up memory if that's what you want to do.

    Search "SYS Activity Manager"

    EDIT: Wait a sec, are we alking about iOS devices?
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2012
    Traveling @ Warp Speed ...... USA
    I've always wanted an app that would close all apps running in the background. It would be so much easier than the multi step process we now have to use. I can see why an outside app maker might be prohibited but surely Apple can see the need and make it part of the system.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2011
    Why is that necessary? Doesn't iOS take care of purging the memory as its needed.
  5. macrumors 68030

    Oct 15, 2008
  6. macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    But irrational people don't trust it. ;)

    It's rare when I have to close a running app because it's bogging the system down.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2008
    I don't know of any Apps to close running programs on iOS.

    But for those interested, developer Fraser Speirs did a great write up concerning iOS multitasking. His conclusion was that the end user does not need to be concerned with managing background tasks as the system handles everything from suspending unused Apps to automatically reclaiming memory when needed.

    You can read the blog post here:

    He also made a video offering a more detailed look at the process which can be viewed here:

    If you are interested in how iOS works then I highly recommend reading these posts and watching the video.

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