One tap kills all running background apps

iHawaii

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Is this something that we may see down the road in iOS? (I don't JB my phones, so that is not an option if it's already been successfully attempted). I see it as being useful. Eg. Double-click to bring up multitasking, swipe to the right and a static icon sits there that kills all... swap it out for the music button so it wouldn't be hit in error. Just a random thought to improve UI.
 

BoxerGT2.5

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I thought that would have been a feature in iOS 6. Definitely useful but they were likely busy making this killer maps app.
 

iHawaii

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I am no developer, but this doesn't seem like a monumental task... maybe next time around.
:rolleyes:
 

cyks

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Considering iOS automatically kills background apps as the front one needs resources, what would be the point? The only exception that comes to mind is apps that are using location services.
 

iHawaii

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Considering iOS automatically kills background apps as the front one needs resources, what would be the point? The only exception that comes to mind is apps that are using location services.

Yep, location services. FB, Twitter, Maps, Find Friends, etc... I realize I could turn off location services, but I have family scattered all over the US, and I am never where I shouldn't be - so I prefer it on.
 

iHawaii

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neither was copy/paste in theory but apple has a standard that they like to hold things at rather than rush them in each software release.
Agreed - and value that Apple does this... however, it's been several iOS upgrades since multitasking was introduced.. I am just surprised it wasn't done sooner with regard to improving battery life and phone sluggishness when 25+ apps are "open". If this has already been debated to death, my apologies. I haven't been posting/reading here since just after my 4 inexplicably arrived at my home two days earlier than most everyone else's. I have no clue what my screen name and pw or email I used were when I joined in 2008. I'm old, I know.