All Apps Multi-tasking In iOS4??

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by olimits7, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. olimits7 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'm a little confused; why does every single app that I open and then close still show up in my "multi-tasking" window??

    If I close an app shouldn't it also be removed from the "multi-tasking" window??

    Thank you,

    olimits7
     
  2. spblat macrumors 6502a

    spblat

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    It's not a multitasking window. It's a list of recently used apps. The fact that some apps have support for fast switching or backgrounding is a separate matter.
     
  3. olimits7 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Ok, so this window will show a mixture of "recent apps" and also apps that are "background enabled"?

    Is there a way to tell the difference bettween apps that are "background enabled" or not in that window?

    I like to sometimes close any apps that run in the background, but my problem is I don't know which apps are now "background enabled" or not.

    Thank you, again!

    olimits7
     
  4. spblat macrumors 6502a

    spblat

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    Unless you happen to know which apps maintain state when you close and reopen them (Facebook and Plants Vs. Zombies are two examples), no.

    As for closing unused apps...

    http://www.technorotic.com/2010/06/...s-answered-on-the-management-of-multitasking/

    Even apps that are background aware can be terminated by the OS if memory is needed. Probably/hopefully there's a way for apps to keep themselves alive if preferred (as in the case of a GPS app, for example).
     

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