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

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

  1. bobright
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  2. xraytech
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    No

    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?
     
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    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. erawsd
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    Why is that necessary? Doesn't iOS take care of purging the memory as its needed.
     
  5. brentsg
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    Yes
     
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    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. doctorjj
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    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:

    http://speirs.org/blog/2012/1/2/misconceptions-about-ios-multitasking.html

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

    http://speirs.org/blog/2012/1/6/ios-multitasking-in-detail.html

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

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