iPhone Simple background killer?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by shenan1982, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    On my old iPhone, on iOS 7, I had a kill all (can't remember the name) that just had an icon in the task switcher which killed all apps. I don't see one compatible yet in the ongoing list, anyone found one that works on iOS 8?
     
  2. zamudiovsky macrumors regular

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    CCSettings has a Kill All Apps toggle available
     
  3. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Would prefer one that's in the task switcher.
     
  4. saldawop macrumors regular

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    I use Slide2Kill8 Lite. Swipe down on the task switcher and all apps are closed.
     
  5. fisherking macrumors 603

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    do these things make an actual difference? just wonder what people's experiences suggest...
     
  6. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nope, not a thing... but it satisfies my OCD's need for nothing open that's for sure.
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 603

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    wait, LOL. seriously? u need a smilie after your post, so i know what's up...:D
     
  8. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    LOL... I just don't like having to swipe through pages of open apps to find one. I wish iOS had a feature to auto-kill apps after a certain period of time, would make sense, especially if customizable.
     
  9. fisherking macrumors 603

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    just wondering if it affects anything else, ie battery life...
     
  10. iaymnu macrumors 6502

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    It is said that closing the apps do affect battery life. It is much better to leave it in the background and let the ios suspend it.
     
  11. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's not "better" to let iOS suspend it unless your apps are re-starting on their own, which they don't. By killing all of them, it just does unnecessary work sooner. Arguably it doesn't hurt to let iOS suspend them, but there's no downside to killing them. The idea of iOS suspending them is to make them load quicker, but if you've got no intention or desire to load apps often, kill em!

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    Tried this app. It'll do until I get my tap button back in the switcher. :)

    Thanks!
     
  12. pdxmatts, Nov 14, 2014
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    pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    I think it was Zephyr that put the clear all apps in the control center on my i5. I called ATT because data was being used when we were not on the phone and had wifi on at home. It was the same time frames 12:00am, 3:00am, 6:00am etc. They told me that the apps I hadn't closed are running in the background and can sill use data. Not sure if that is true, so I always killed all my apps each night.
     
  13. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Hold the sleep/wake button down for a few seconds until a slider appears. Move it all the way to the right...
     
  14. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wow, thanks, I never thought of that. Thankfully this site has so many smart people like you.
     
  15. Armen macrumors 604

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    Exactly. It's all OCD.
     
  16. Ericbe59 macrumors member

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    Sicarus works fine for me.
     
  17. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's overkill.
     
  18. pdxmatts, Nov 16, 2014
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    pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    I'm now using Slide2Kill8 with Activator set to anywhere Short Hold in finger print sensor. Didn't want to press on the home button twice. Less wear and tear. Works Great! :D
     

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