Kill running apps in background

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by NJFP, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. NJFP macrumors 6502

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    In iOS6, you would double tap the home button, and all the running apps in the background would show along the bottom. Hold, they shake, and you would kill them. Not so in iOS7. How do we now kill the apps running in the background?
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Double tap the home button, and swipe up on the app preview.
     
  3. NJFP thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    By the way, all the apps that appear there aren't really running in the background. Some might be, but vast majority aren't, they are just recent apps that were used, nothing more.
     
  5. matttye macrumors 601

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    Their state might be stored in RAM so you can quickly switch back to wherever you left off in that app.

    Although iOS will clear out those cached apps when an app needs to use the memory, so there's usually no need to close them.

    IN THEORY, at least. I tend to find that iMessage is more reliable when I don't have lots of apps in the multitasking tray.
     
  6. severe macrumors 6502a

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    To those that are new to this, you can also swipe up 2 at a time.
     
  7. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    You can actually swipe three at a time.
     

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