Apps

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sweet apple, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. sweet apple macrumors newbie

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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...
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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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!
     
  4. rever3nce macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  5. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    True, although I have always cleared the multitasking area. I've noticed if I leave things there it makes my phone crawl.
     
  6. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    5-10 seconds? I think it is about 1-2.
     
  7. matttye macrumors 601

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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.
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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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.
     
  9. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    How iOS multitasking really works
     
  10. matttye macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  11. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  12. BaldiMac, Jan 10, 2012
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    BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    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! :)
     
  13. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  14. sweet apple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Battery life

    You said to close apps only if they are buggy, but what about the battery life?

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    Thanks...
     
  15. Small White Car macrumors G4

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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.
     
  16. sweet apple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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...
     
  17. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Its not necessary to do that just like its not necessary to use CleanMyMac and Purge the RAM on your Mac.
     

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