Delete recents in multitasking?

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  1. insignis macrumors newbie

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  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    Search please. Lots of threads on this and no it can't be done
     
  3. Vetvito macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just delete your call log? That should remove the recents from your card view.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Doesn't seem like that does it. In fact it's hard to say how exactly it might even relate to it.
     
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  6. insignis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also, how do you get rid of the frequently visited in Safari?
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    Tried that. Recents in task switcher have nothing to do with call log and it includes people you have emailed and texted which doesn't display in the call log
     
  8. lint2015 macrumors member

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    That's because gathers its your recent contacts from Phone, Facebook and Messages (and maybe Mail as well), not just the phone log. The only way we'll be able to delete it is if they implement an option to do so.
     
  9. Vetvito macrumors 6502a

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    Private browsing bro
     
  10. Chazz08 macrumors 6502

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    I know texts and iMessages affect it. I was in a place where I had no phone service except for iMessage and texts, and the people I text last were up there in order.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, those seem to be more relevant somehow, but why not calls or emails? And if I delete messages it doesn't seem to clear things out either.
     
  12. bmwtech113 macrumors member

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    I was able to long press the frequently visited icons and delete them. They haven't came back yet.
     
  13. Sethp macrumors member

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    I hope they do something about recents, i hate having a bunch of faces up there.
     
  14. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    I set up my iPhone as new with iOS 8 and the people in my recents were people I had recently contacted in the days before I installed iOS 8. (Even though I had no texts, missed calls, etc.). So this information must have been stored in the iCloud, even before iOS 8...
     
  15. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Thats the problem I have with it. I do not want to see people even people I know in my OS unless I am looking for a contact witch I am NEVER doing when I go to multitasking. They really should give an option to turn this off before the public release but sooner is better.
     
  16. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, it is an odd choice to put this in the multitasking area. It would have been cool to have this at the top in the contacts app.
     
  17. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Yes it would be nice to have in the contacts app. And if they had to have it in multitasking it could be there if I have the phone or contacts app open. Then maybe some one would need it. I really really hope they allow us to turn that off. Can so one with iOS 8 email Tim Cook and tell him about this I want to let him know how I feel about this but I don't want to be that guy that complains right to the CEO before using it. I feel that Tim would not like that.
     
  18. Armen macrumors 604

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    They could have added it in Control Center which is even easier and more convenient to get to.
     
  19. CutterSlade macrumors regular

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    You currently can't. The ones you delete end up coming back very soon.

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    That doesn't cut it. I want the sites I visit to be recorded in the history but don't want to see them in the main screen unless I add them there explicitly.
     
  20. Armen macrumors 604

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    Anti-porn discovery initiative? :p
     
  21. CutterSlade, Jun 4, 2014
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    Private browsing would have been enough for the Anti-porn discovery initiative? :D

    I want all pages I've visited to be available for auto-completion in the address bar but don't want them to make the screen unnecessarily crowded.
     
  22. Chazz08 macrumors 6502

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    Very strange. I wish they would put favorites up first and then slide to get to recents.
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, they should really allow a way to customize and/or clear that area.
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Looks like Apple finally added an option in iOS 8 beta 4 to enable/disable this in settings.
     
  25. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    This is good to hear. Especially for the iPad, for which the feature makes no sense.
     

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