Quit apps or leave open

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by atad6, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. atad6 macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2006
    I just found out that you can quit apps on the ipod touch by holding the home key for about five seconds, instead of just pressing it once to go to the home screen. This may seem like a silly question, but is it better for battery life to close apps when you're done with them or just leave them running in the background?

    If it takes up a lot of processor power to start up an app that isn't running, like when the ipod touch boots up, then quitting apps might actually use up more battery.

    On the other hand, having apps stay open might use up more cpu cycles, which would also cause the battery to drain.

    Is it better to quit apps or leave them open?
  2. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    Just as well to quit them unless you're using them pretty often. I've noticed that the touch will definitely bog down if you have enough stuff going at once.

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