Crashing apps left and right. Also, how do you kill an App from within the App?

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  1. TwitchOSX macrumors 6502

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    So, one pet peeve about iOS for me is that when I want to stop using an app, I just hit the home button and it gets me back to the screen but the App is still open. I wish there was a way to quit the app from within the app so I don't have to go into the app switcher and kill the app from there. Is that possible?


    Also, i've been having apps crashing on me left and right lately. Netflix keeps crashing on me a couple times during a movie. Annoying. I tried playing a couple games today and they would load up and then crash. Tried playing another game and it was EXTREMELY laggy and then crashed. I don't have much space left on my iPod because it's filled with games and movies. Right now I have 0.39 GB available on the iPod. Could that be causing problems? Should I just shut it down completely and then turn back on? Maybe there is some stuff hanging somewhere and making apps unstable. Thoughts?

    iPod gen 4 8gb
     
  2. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Double tap home button, hold app, hit - for everyone


    Odd how slow your iPod is, my 4th gen is fine
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    There's no way in vanilla iOS to quit the frontmost app.
     
  4. TwitchOSX thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But when you are in an app and you double tap, the app you are in doesn't show up in the app switcher row.
     
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    Is it? Is it really?
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    This ability has been around for several years, to force quit an app:

    1. Hold Power button (until slide to power off)
    2. Hold Home button until app quits.

     
  7. TwitchOSX thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, yes it is.

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    I saw that suggestion somewhere else. I tried that but the Voice Control thing came up.
     
  8. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Hold the home button until slide to power off comes up, release lock button
    Do not hit cancel or slide to power off
    Hold home button until you see home screen

    Does that work?
     
  9. dejo Moderator

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    Sorry, but that's incorrect. Once you're on the home screen, no apps are open.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It sounds like your best bet is to use force quit when you are in the app that you want to quit: hold the sleep/wake button down for a little bit until the message about powering off the phone appears, let go of the sleep/wake button, and, while the power off message is still on the screen, hold the home button for a little bit (it's often something along the lines of 10 seconds, so it might seem a bit long) until you are back on the home screen--that's the indication that the app has quit successfully.

    http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/14/force-quit-app-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch/
     
  11. TwitchOSX thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea, they are. Thats why you can double tab home button to get to the app switcher to go to a currently open app. Even if it's suspended, it's still open.

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    Ahh. There we go. I was getting the home button confused with the sleep/wake button. That worked.
     
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    I guess you have a different definition of "open" than me then.
     
  13. NedBookPro macrumors 6502

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    Some apps chew through power even in a suspended state.

    Runkeeper seems to be one of them. I noticed that even when it's suspended in the background, battery drain is more noticeable.

    Maybe the design is this way so it still tracks your progress when in the background. Maybe apps like runkeeper are not suspended in the background. That sort of makes sense.

    For what it's worth, I agree it would be nice to be able to "close" an app from within the app itself, especially for these type of apps.

    Given that the home button is prone to failure, I like to press it as least as possible!!

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  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    Required reading to fully understand iOS App behavior.

    Macworld: How iOS multitasking really works
     
  15. faroZ06 macrumors 68040

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    Yes, some apps run in the background. Most at least save their progress.

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    I think holding the home button used to force-quit apps and/or possibly still does. I have to do that all the time when I use my iPhone 1, which is running a super-hacked iOS 3.
     
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    Apps don't run in the background, but they can authorize a limited number of services to run in the background on their behalf. And yes, they should save their progress. To me, that hardly means they're still open, though.
     
  17. faroZ06 macrumors 68040

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    I don't know much about the restrictions on third-party apps, but Apple-made apps do fully run in the background in the way you describe "running". And many apps from Cydia definitely do run fully in the background.
     
  18. Julien macrumors G3

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    Again READ this article so you will understand the way Apps actually work.

    Macworld: How iOS multitasking really works
     

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