Do you close apps?

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  1. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I close most apps except for the ones I use all the time such as Phone, Messages, Settings, Whatsapp, Echofon and Tapatalk. I don't bother with closing those so I don't have to wait the extra time for them to load up. What about you?
     
  2. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    I never close any apps unless the app becomes a bit buggy, which is very rare.
     
  3. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    I don't bother. They're not running and use up no real resources. So besides being OCD, I don't much see a point to it. But thats just me. I'm sure there are many others that feel/think differently.
     
  4. MasterTick macrumors 6502

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    Only when the phone starts slowing down.

    Seems Tiny Tower causes this problem more than other apps.
     
  5. squawkmonkey macrumors newbie

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    Eh...I do. I forget the name of the app I use to check memory usage but I will notice having a handful of apps running, my memory gets tied up and I can (maybe it's in my head) can notice a bit of lag.
     
  6. los318 macrumors 6502

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    i close app's that i dont use all the time. But others that i'm always on (tweetbot, messages,reeder) are almost always open.
     
  7. 3bs thread starter macrumors 603

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    I have iStat but I don't use it that much
     
  8. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I empty mine a few times a day every single day. I'd rather have my phone running fast all of the time than waiting for it to get slow.
     
  10. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    I close apps I dont use that much and notice a huge improvement in speed

    My memory also increases when I close apps
     
  11. mms13 macrumors 6502

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    I'll generally close all my apps and then reboot my phone about once a day to keep it running real fast.
     
  12. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502

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    I close them if I notice any lag....which is occasional on my 3GS (once or twice a week) and has virtually never happened on my iPad....maybe two or three times in it's life.
     
  13. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    I close out all my apps every day or so, it really helps keep the iPhone running smooth. I also make sure I have a good amount of HD, most folks don't bother deleting useless photos/videos and it eats up your HD space. This leave the iPhone running slower.
     
  14. staeit macrumors member

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    There's really no need. Most apps don't use any resources at all - the exception being GPS or music playing apps. Also to nitpick just a bit, the iPhone doesn't have a "HD", and even if it did, the acronym is HDD. Low storage space only results in decreased performance if it's like 99% full.
     
  15. thinkinblue613 macrumors 6502

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    Yes. It really depends what app I want to use too... Like if its a game, not really. If its internet based, a heavy app or GPS, yes.

    Plus, I feel like the iPhone deserves some time to take a break once in a while.
     
  16. nicksmolenski macrumors regular

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    ......well i close mine every time i finish using one. not for optimal speed or anything, it just turned into a habit.
    it's kind of like double checking you have your keys before leaving your house.
     
  17. luked14 macrumors 6502

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    I'm constantly using sbsettings to kill apps that I'm not using. They can hog a lot of memory.
     
  18. antman2295 macrumors 6502

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    ???

    Uhhh sorry if this is a dumb question... but doesnt a bunch of app's running drain your battery faster?
     
  19. mc2thearson macrumors member

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    I'm not 100%, but I'm glad you asked the question. I was thinking the same thing. I swear I heard that somewhere too.

    Maybe it's just me... but I feel like the more apps I'm running, the faster my iphone needs an electric energy drink.
     
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  21. antman2295 macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Opera/9.80 (iPhone; Opera Mini/6.1.15738/25.729; U; en) Presto/2.5.25 Version/10.54)

    Thats exactally how I feel! I thought i read that somewhere a long time ago too. Someone HELP US?! Please!
     
  22. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Yes, I close every couple of days. Before I did that my phone would occassionally have performance issues and a Genius showed me the application memory they used and I haven't had a problem since. I also turn the phone off once a week or so.
     
  23. akasch macrumors regular

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    Yea I close all of them every night before bed.
     
  24. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    This is correct. You can see the RAM increase immediately when you close all apps.
     
  25. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, in order to not eat too much RAM, might need it for something else.
     

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