Apps

sweet apple

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May 10, 2011
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Hi,
I got the IPhone 4s. This is try first IPhone,so I would like to know if there is anyway to close the apps, or did I have to leave them working in the background?
Log in and out to facebook every time you use it it's annoying.

Thanks...
 

Kyotoma

macrumors 68000
Nov 11, 2010
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To free apps from the memory, double click the home button and remove the apps from the area that pops up on your screen by pressing on one of the icons for about 5-10 seconds, then tapping the red and white dash that appears in the upper left corners of the icons. repeat for every icon in that area until there are no more.

Also, you shouldn't have to log into Facebook's app every single time.
 

Small White Car

macrumors G4
Aug 29, 2006
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To free apps from the memory, double click the home button and remove the apps from the area that pops up on your screen by pressing on one of the icons for about 5-10 seconds, then tapping the red and white dash that appears in the upper left corners of the icons. repeat for every icon in that area until there are no more.
This correctly describes how to do it, but it may give you the false impression that you need to do it, which is not true.

Only close apps if you suspect one is buggy or you're trying to trouble-shoot a problem. In normal day-to-day use the only thing you have to do is hit the home button. That's it!
 

rever3nce

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Apr 6, 2011
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try downloading "users guid to iphone4S" on ibooks. Facebook you should not have to log back in. try changing your settings
 

Kyotoma

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Nov 11, 2010
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This correctly describes how to do it, but it may give you the false impression that you need to do it, which is not true.

Only close apps if you suspect one is buggy or you're trying to trouble-shoot a problem. In normal day-to-day use the only thing you have to do is hit the home button. That's it!
True, although I have always cleared the multitasking area. I've noticed if I leave things there it makes my phone crawl.
 

Hexiii

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Jun 30, 2011
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To free apps from the memory, double click the home button and remove the apps from the area that pops up on your screen by pressing on one of the icons for about 5-10 seconds, then tapping the red and white dash that appears in the upper left corners of the icons. repeat for every icon in that area until there are no more.

Also, you shouldn't have to log into Facebook's app every single time.
5-10 seconds? I think it is about 1-2.
 

matttye

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Mar 25, 2009
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This correctly describes how to do it, but it may give you the false impression that you need to do it, which is not true.

Only close apps if you suspect one is buggy or you're trying to trouble-shoot a problem. In normal day-to-day use the only thing you have to do is hit the home button. That's it!
I read that the state of apps in the multitasking area are stored in memory, ready for quick switching back to them. If that's true then it should be cleared sometimes.
 

Small White Car

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Aug 29, 2006
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I read that the state of apps in the multitasking area are stored in memory, ready for quick switching back to them. If that's true then it should be cleared sometimes.
That is true which is exactly why you shouldn't clear them unless you really need to.

Read what you wrote..."ready for quick switching back to them." Thus, clearing them out will slow down app switching.
 

matttye

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Mar 25, 2009
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That is true which is exactly why you shouldn't clear them unless you really need to.

Read what you wrote..."ready for quick switching back to them." Thus, clearing them out will slow down app switching.
It should be cleared "sometimes" I said :p like if you're low on memory and other apps are force closing.

Edit: reading the link in the post above mine, it appears that iOS does this for you.
 

BaldiMac

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Jan 24, 2008
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That's awesome, most of which I knew already, but I said that based on my own experience. Sorry if my real world experiences don't match up to what iOS is supposed to do.
I have a feeling that there is a bit of a placebo effect in your own real world experiences. Since most of the apps in the tray are not utilizing any resources at all! :)
 
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Kyotoma

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I have a feeling that there is a bit of a placebo affect in your own real world experiences. Since most of the apps in the tray are not utilizing any resources at all! :)
Probably. Who knows. Lol. I'm obsessive about keeping as few apps running as possible. Probably not healthy for my home button or my state of mind. Oh well.
 

sweet apple

macrumors newbie
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May 10, 2011
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Battery life

This correctly describes how to do it, but it may give you the false impression that you need to do it, which is not true.

Only close apps if you suspect one is buggy or you're trying to trouble-shoot a problem. In normal day-to-day use the only thing you have to do is hit the home button. That's it!
You said to close apps only if they are buggy, but what about the battery life?

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To free apps from the memory, double click the home button and remove the apps from the area that pops up on your screen by pressing on one of the icons for about 5-10 seconds, then tapping the red and white dash that appears in the upper left corners of the icons. repeat for every icon in that area until there are no more.

Also, you shouldn't have to log into Facebook's app every single time.
Thanks...
 

Small White Car

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Aug 29, 2006
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You said to close apps only if they are buggy, but what about the battery life?
No reason to do it for battery life.

Either the app is frozen (and thus not affecting your battery) or it's doing something (like Pandora playing music). And if it's doing something like that it's because you want it to be doing that thing and so you wouldn't want to force quit it in that case either.
 

sweet apple

macrumors newbie
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May 10, 2011
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No reason to do it for battery life.

Either the app is frozen (and thus not affecting your battery) or it's doing something (like Pandora playing music). And if it's doing something like that it's because you want it to be doing that thing and so you wouldn't want to force quit it in that case either.
Thanks... So, only if it's frozen.
If it doesn't effect the battery life, thats great because it's kind of annoying to quit after each time you ate using it...