All iPads Do you 'manage' your iPad Apps that are open?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kadin, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Kadin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    What I mean is, do you spend much time going in and killing apps that you've recently used? I was with iPhone from the very start but in the last year or so I've been pretty fully dedicated with Android. I always made it a point to back out of apps so they'd close down when I was done using them.

    I know that both iOS and Android do a pretty good job about killing processes as needed but I tried to manage it myself if I can. I never used things like Task Killers but I'd do what I could on my end.

    But as it stands, I'm getting tired of worrying about that crap, lol. I just got my iPad 4th Gen and wondered if I should be perfectly fine with ZERO concern about all the apps running in the multitasking bar.
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    Nope. Only time I kill an app is if its acting strange and I think restarting the app might fix it or if I've been using an app that uses GPS and I notice it's still using location service and draining my battery I might kill that app. Otherwise I never look at what apps are running.

  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Always. It's just annoying to look at the bar and have it full of icons. Haha.
  4. ugcop macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2012
    Traveling @ Warp Speed ...... USA
    That is on my wish list. An app or IOS way to kill all tasks that are open. I don't like clutter. When I close them I want the to be closed (except for an occasional one I would like the option to keep open).
  5. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    There's absolutely no point in doing that.
  6. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2010
    If you use four finger app switching it can be useful to close out some unused apps. It's also safe to assume that killing an app frees up some level of memory usage, since every app maintains a frozen "image" of how it was last used.

    That being said, the OS certainly is designed to avoid the need for user management of opened apps. As someone else said, don't waste your time unless it was an app that accesses location services and you suspect it may use some background resources that you'd prefer it doesn't.
  7. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    If I don't kill all the apps during the overnight charge , in the morning the ipad will say 99% instead of 100%
  8. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    When i want to play big ges like modern combat 4 or ravensword 2 in my mini, i close all the apps in the multitasking bar to make sure games dont quit caused by lack of memory.
  9. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    Yes there is.

    Ever play "big" games that Infinity Blade II or Real Racing 2? Gotta delete everything for them to run the best.
  10. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Really? I've never had that happen and I rarely clear out the apps.
  11. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
  12. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
  13. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2010
    I don't worry about that stuff. That's one of the biggest reason I like iOS.
  14. Awakener macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2011
    iPhone completely froze up, took it to Apple and was told it was due to too many open apps.
  15. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Nope, the only time I'll force close an app is because its misbehaving.
  16. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    Once in a while, if my ipad3 seems to act up (e.g.: Safari sometimes can't seem to hold a single webpage in memory, closing apps seems to help).
  17. OTACORB macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    I do it once a day and this is usually at night as I am going to bed, plugging it in for a full charge. I also restart my phone right before I plug it in for charging. I get some say this is unnecessary, but I never have any issues and I contribute most of that to this process. I use to not worry about, but I've had too many episodes of battery draining too quickly and sluggish performance.

    I know by closing all the apps, restarting... giving it a full charge I am ready to go into my day problem free. Works for me!
  18. OldRhodie macrumors member


    Nov 10, 2012
    Yes, tend to only keep open the five or so most used apps.
  19. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    Nonsense. If games need RAM, apps will automatically be terminated. They still show as "open" in the task switcher, and will be restarted and continue where you left them if you try to switch to them.

    If there isn't enough memory, iOS will terminate other apps.
  20. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    Pre-historic people used this same 'logic' to conclude the crowing rooster caused the sun to rise.
  21. OTACORB macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    Oh nonsense, I do it and will continue doing it. You manage your device and I will manage mine.
  22. dcorban macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    By that logic, I am proud to announce that I have found the cure for cancer! I play video games for several hours a day and have yet to develop cancer. Tell your friends!

    You heard it here first. Give the gift of life by buying your loved ones an Xbox.
  23. Internaut macrumors 6502a

    Maybe once a week, or if I notice the battery lasting as long as it should, I go and kill everything off.
  24. Awakener macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2011
    "Modern" people have replaced such things with stupidity and insanity that would shock even pre-historic people.
  25. dinggus macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    I was under the impression that the app stops using any memory when not in use after a few minutes?

    My wife never clears out her iPad 3, I go check it out and she has every app on her iPad in the bar, she nor I notices a difference in the performance.

    I think it's just a way to ease your mind on clearing the apps out.

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