iPhone Random App Lauch on Reboot

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by brn2ski00, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

    brn2ski00

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    Has anyone else experienced this? Know a fix?

    Scenario:
    • Close all apps
    • Reboot phone
    • Check which apps are running and find at least 2-3 random open apps
    I have this issue on both iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    How do you check which apps are actually running?
     
  3. brn2ski00 thread starter macrumors 68020

    brn2ski00

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    Double click the home button - bringing up multitasking view.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I see. The apps listed there aren't necessarily running as it's primarily a list of recently used apps (vs a list of actually running apps).
     
  5. brn2ski00 thread starter macrumors 68020

    brn2ski00

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    so that is how iOS 9.x works? Previous versions IIRC only had apps that were actually open when rebooting.
     
  6. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. Always just a list of previously used apps. Nothing indicated if they were open or closed.

    Some people spend all day closing them thinking they are running. That's not how iOS works.

    Unless you have a specific reason for closing them then just leave them. It uses more battery power to load and unload things from memory plus the screen time of you actually doing the task. If iOS needs more memory it will close an app by itself. Well not actually close, suspend it.
     
  7. lagwagon Suspended

    lagwagon

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    What you are seeing isn't apps running after a reboot. They are just screenshots of the apps you used prior to closing out apps and quickly rebooting.

    The app switcher doesn't update which screenshots the very second you close things out. So when you rebooted, it's loading the last saved screenshots it did.

    I heard reports of people saying that 9.1 doesn't do this. So maybe they tweaked how soon after the app switcher saves which the screenshots.
     
  8. lagwagon Suspended

    lagwagon

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    The bolded part is only true to a certain point. Especially on 1gb ram devices. It doesn't take much to have an app kicked from ram. Say you open app 1, then over the course of 20-25 minutes or so, you've opened 2-3 more apps. Odds are very likely app 1 has been kicked out of ram by those 2-3 other apps you used. App 1 would need to fully relaunch again, thus losing out on that precious "battery saving".

    In the case of the new phones with 2gb of ram. It can still happen but takes much longer to do it. Since 2-3 apps wouldn't tie up all the ram and kick out app 1 as quickly.
     
  9. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    Its an old misunderstanding. The list of apps was never a "currently running apps". Which is why people thought they're "closing apps" by swipping up in that list. That list is merely a list of recently used apps.
     

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