background apps?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lexluther18, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. lexluther18 macrumors newbie

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    so I am new to the iPhone and Apple for that matter. How do i know if there is anything running in the background on this iPhone? It seems my usage timer is higher than it should be. It will show 6 hours when I know I haven't used it anywhere near that amount. Something must be running for it to show that high of a number.
     
  2. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    Restore it and that should clear up.

    Mine was also doing that - the usage would go up over night when the phone was in standby. An app crashed and I restored and it went back to more accurate usage numbers.
     
  3. Julien macrumors G3

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    3rd party Apps aren't allowed to run in the background. If you push the Home button the App stops.
     
  4. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    It may not be a third party app that is causing the problem. I would put mine on standby when I went to bed and when I woke up my usage would say over 6 hours, this happened for a few days. After it crashed and I restore it the problem stopped.
     
  5. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    there very well could be a rogue process running that's not supposed to be... no need to restore, simply hold down the sleep/wake button and use the slider to turn it off, then turn it on again and any unwanted processes should be killed off.
     
  6. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, this actually makes more sense then going through a restore, I should have tried that first.
     

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