Discussion in 'iPad' started by cfs, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. cfs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008

    I was just using a friends JB iPad 1 and they downloaded something that allows the user to switch form one application to the other without restarting the application. It's not true multitasking but what it does is freezes the app so it doesn't restart. It seems to run smooth. Any ideas why the iOS doesn't do this? Not complaining here, just interested in knowing why.
  2. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    Its very resource and RAM heavy, apple didn't include it because they tend to stay away from things that seem to reduce the speed and quality of their devices.

    The tweak is called Backgrounder by the way, I use it on my first gen and its wonderful, even with 128mb of ram.
  3. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    I'm confused. This is available without a jailbreak if the developer includes it in their app. If you hit the home button or switch to a different app, the app will "pause." When you come back to it it should be in the same state you left it. This has been available since ios4 AFAIK.
  4. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    Ah I think you are right, backgrounder keeps the app running as if it was open, doesn't freeze it like the OP mentioned.

    But yes this is avaible in normal iOS if the dev includes it. As of ios 4.3.3
  5. cfs thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    Ah. I see what I have been doing wrong. I password protected some apps so when i would go back I would have to enter the password again. This makes sense because since it's not true multi-tasking and the app. freezes instead, when it unfreezes I need to enter my password again.

    Maybe I'll give backgrounder a go.


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