Closed apps come back after reboot...

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  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    I closed all apps by swiping up. Rebooted my iPhone/iPad and after the re-boot or soft-reset, all the apps are open again.

    Hu??
     
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    Not sure how many times this needs to be stated - you don't need to close apps all the time. They're not actually open, it's basically a screenshot to show what you've recently opened.
     
  3. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know I don’t have to close my apps all the time, but pre-iOS 9 if you swiped up, the app was gone. Now this seems not to be the case.
     
  4. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    I've had this happen before iOS 9. I think when you close all apps and restart immediately. The phone hasn't really "remembered" that the apps are supposed to be closed. So they will still be in the list. Can't confirm since my devices are updating. But close all apps and open one and then close that one and reboot. Now only that app will show in the list.
     
  5. lemimouth, Sep 16, 2015
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    That's "half" true : when an app is put in background it can still be active for some time.

    I made an app for my Apple Watch, and the watch app can still communicate with the phone app even when it's in background (in Xcode you can see processes id of apps in background). They mostly are sleeping, but they're still running and can sometimes wake up do to some things.
     
  6. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

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    Swiping up to close an app can reset a stuck app. Why would Apple allow you to close them if it did nothing.
    Also, the apps reappearing after a hard reset has been with us since some version of iOS 8
     
  7. Mefisto macrumors 6502

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    The apps stay dead if you shut down the device, then boot it back up. At least that's the way it works for me, reset always brings them back the way they were.
     
  8. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't for me
     
  9. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

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    I have this issue on my iPad air 2 but not on my 6 plus. This issue was not present before iOS 9.
     
  10. keyweez360 macrumors newbie

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    Same exact issue, a ton of apps are open automatically post-reset. I've tried the suggestions above to no avail. Any update on this?

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  11. Mefisto macrumors 6502

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    Tried this again just now, and on my phone the apps indeed stay off the carousel if I first slide them up, then shut the phone down (slide to power off) and do a reboot.

    Very interesting that it's not the case for everyone.

    And now that I think about it this behavior was present on iOS 8 as well. Not sure about iOS 7.
     
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  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Keep in mind that they aren't open in that situation, it's essentially just a list of apps that you used recently.
     
  14. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't really need a list of the last 65 apps I opened. Doesn't really help having to troll through such a long list.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I wasn't saying anything about that part of it, simply addressed the part about people referring to them as open apps.
     
  16. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    They kind of are open because if an app is playing up you swipe up to force close it.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    After restart those apps are not running in the background or otherwise. It's simply a list of recently used apps at that point.
     
  18. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok thanks. Understand now.

    But why would apple want to show me a list of so many used apps? Surely the list will eventually become 100-200 items long? What's the point?
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can certainly clear it out when and if you want. And unless you are actually using hundreds of apps the list won't be that long, with the more recent/frequently used apps appearing first. As to why it doesn't stay cleared out of you do it and then restart, that's a somewhat different question--perhaps a bug.
     
  20. cynics macrumors G3

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    It's always been this way. The app data for being open remains in the OS. You should be seeing the last USED apps prior to reboot or crash. So if you close them all and open a single app then reboot it should show that single app. However the app data is cleared so opening it will be like opening it for the first time.

    It's used for diagnostic reasons related to springboard crashes. I've had tech utilize this over the phone when I was having problems with my 4S on iOS 7.
     
  21. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You are absolutely correct thank you. Although it never worked like that for me in iOS 8. It always opened blank.

    Thanks for the explanation. I've tested what you say and it's correct in iOS 9.
     
  22. flacco10 macrumors newbie

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    SOLVED!!

    Okay, so here is what I did.
    Hopefully it'll work for you guys.
    1. Double click home button.
    2. Swipe up to close all apps.
    3. Open a single app.
    4. Now double click home button but Do Not swipe up.
    5. Press the power button. But do not swipe to power off.
    6. Press and hold the home button till you're back at the desktop.
    7. Double click home button again.
    8. Press the power button again.
    9. This time swipe it off.
    10. Turn it back on.

    After signing in, you should only have 1 app opened instead of 32 which is what I had everte I rebooted. Hope this helps.
     
  23. Max(IT) Suspended

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    C DM is right. It works that way: they are not apps working in background, but more a screenshot of recently used apps.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 15, 2016 ---
    You basically "cheated" the iOS , making a 1 app screenshot before a restart.
    Ok it works... to what avail ?
     
  24. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

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    A much easier way is:
    Swipe all apps closed.
    Open and close the settings app a few times (I think two times is all you need).
    Reboot.
    When phone is back on only settings will be displayed.

    As far as it being a screenshot or history of previously used apps. I don't think that's the right way to explain it. If that were true then swiping them closed would do nothing except remove them from history.
    In actuality the apps are suspended until called on. Where this is noteworthy is when an app is acting up the only way to resolve some issues beside deleting and reinstalling the app is to swipe it up. That clears all suspended references to the app and allows it to start fresh.

    I personally will do this every once in a while just to make sure no app is taking resources that it shouldn't be. An example of this is I used to swipe up the Facebook app as it was a known battery drain. I eventually got sick of doing this and switched to mobile web version and saved the page to springboard.
     
  25. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    As far as rebooting goes, none of the apps should be suspended in RAM and the list is basically just a a recent apps list and not much more than that at that point.
     

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