Does keeping apps open in the background hurt your battery life?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Some seem to think it does and some not, if it does do you think it makes much of a difference?
     
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It does not if anything it improves battery life. There are a few badly coded apps (Facebook) that cause battery drain but 99% do not.
     
  4. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Reason I ask is on Twitter I set up notifications for guys I follow and when I get one through I click it but when I click it never takes me to the actual tweet but if I leave Twitter on in the background it works fine
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Leave them alone. Killing them hurts your battery life with the exception of a few rogue apps that Apple is apparently afraid of disciplining (E.g. Facebook).
     
  6. Techexp2 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Yes, it slightly drains the battery life.
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    And killing them, opening them, killing them, opening them, killing them, opening them drains the battery life moreso.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Apple has answered this.

    Some people don't like Apple's answer for whatever reason so continue to ask the question.

    That doesn't change Apple's answer.

    We should move on from this discussion. It's a dead issue for Apple and whatever anyone feels about it, everyone is entitled to ignore Apple's answer and do what they feel is right for their own circumstance if they don't like it.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It depends on if they are actually running in the background or not (which you can usually see under battery usage stats in settings).
     
  10. now i see it macrumors 65816

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    If you never occasionally quit all your background apps, you end up with every single one you've opened in the app switcher. This can be a major pain when it comes time to actually force quit an app, or shuffle through the app switcher to select an app. Countless apps zinging by in the app switcher, cluttering up the works.

    Although quiting apps may not save you any power, doing so will clean up the app switcher. So that's worth it to me.... Even if it uses another mA of battery power.
     

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