Swiping all apps to "close" them

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by eclipse01, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I don't know why but this just "grinds my gears" when I notice someone pull up their app switcher only to close out every app inside it.

    There seems to be a huge misconception on what the app switcher even does or the purpose of it.
     
  2. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

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    Why? It is one of the uses. Why people close apps maybe an issue but if you want to close them then???
     
  3. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I hear you. I used to do it a lot thinking I was helping my phone... then I found out I was doing the exact opposite and just causing excessive battery wear/tear. Obviously, for a crashed app, sure, but all the time? No.

    That said, I see this all over. More so from older Android users who open their Optimize button, pound it, and close all open apps religiously - they're doing this more than actually using apps on their phone. Boggles my mind.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    They could have their own particular reasoning for it, beyond any particular misconceptions.

    Ultimately, why does it matter what others do which doesn't affect anyone else or really anything at all when it comes to something like this?
     
  5. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Agreed, this is the view I need to have. I wouldn't ever say anything in real life, (and I haven't). lol. If people want do what they want do, that's what keeps this life interesting. :)
     
  6. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    What if you have an app that’s unresponsive? There are many reasons to close out an app using the app switcher some of them are questionable others are necessary..
     
  7. Blue Hawk macrumors 6502

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    When you are not closing them from the switcher they still take a lot of space in the RAM. Like Safari. They are freezed in the background but still there.
     
  8. C DM, Feb 22, 2019
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    Well, if that space is needed then it gets repurposed for what's needed. When it comes to RAM, whether it's actually free space or space with something that isn't being used it's more or less the same thing.
     
  9. s15119 macrumors 68000

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    Why would it bother you what other people do with their phones? It's my phone. I'll do as I please. Don't look over my shoulder. It's bad for your health.
     
  10. eclipse01, Feb 22, 2019
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    It bothers me that they don’t know that they are wasting their time. It bothers me that nobody seems to know the “true purpose” of this feature...
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    Im not talking about when an app is unresponsive, i am talking wgen people swipe all the apps closed
     
  11. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    Some people are animals of habit.
     
  12. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    Apple should highlight the apps that are actually still active to be able to differentiate them from the ones that basically are just inactive screenshots.
     
  13. Mayanja macrumors member

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    Because some apps, even though they shouldn't, found ways to be not suspended, like some Facebook apps. The only way to make sure they really are closed is by force closing them.
     
  14. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I don't think it truly makes a big difference either way. If a person uses an app and knows he isn't going to use it again that day, there is no real reason to keep it open.

    The only people obsessing about this are tech forum junkies worried about degrees of time and wear so small, they can't hardly be measured.

    Worry about your own life and phone and leave others to do what they will. The fact that you felt a need to create this thread should show you just how out of balance you are in the tech area.
     
  15. Kram Sacul macrumors regular

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    So much butthurt in this thread. The OP just stated his feelings on people that obsess over closing apps. He didn't offend your religion.
     
  16. Klankpad macrumors newbie

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    Why is there not a buttom to close them all in one swipe ? It's so a grind closing them all one by one...
     
  17. jrdatrackstar1223 macrumors member

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    Apple tries to discourage closing of apps because it's uses more battery and resources to re-open them and kills the purpose of iOS making things "easy" and handling memory management for you. It's their way of trying to get you to see it their way.
     
  18. Altis macrumors 68030

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    I dislike how iOS uses old snapshots of what your app/web page used to look like when you left it, only to bring it up while it's actually reloading the whole thing in the background taking you somewhere completely different than the screenshot.

    It's a lousy experience when you go to a recently used app and it spends a few seconds showing you what it used to look like, only to reload to default after all that. Or even pressing the [Back] button in Safari, and it shows you what it looked like when you left but it reloads that whole web page because it's already dumped it from RAM hyper-aggressively (and sometimes you can't get back to where you were).
     
  19. Release macrumors member

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    Am I wrong in thinking that my battery drains faster when I don't close out apps that use GPS, like any of the map apps? I swear they do, but maybe I pay attention to the battery more with these kinds of apps?
     
  20. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    There's essentially no need for something like that, so it isn't something that Apple offers.
     
  21. NoBoMac, Feb 25, 2019
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    Not necessarily the GPS, could be ads, data refresh, etc adding up to battery drain. Eg, free apps sound great, but if constantly pulling down ads, that data connection and associated battery drain adds up. And if app's GPS options are solely "always" or "none", sure, can see extra drain.

    Facebook is historically been a battery drainer. Just web surfing does add up quick.

    Personally, GPS has not been a big deal for me. When hiking or running, I will fire up a couple of tracking apps using GPS and the battery does not drain much. If on a run and stop at the local coffee shop and do some interwebs, then I notice a bigger drop once back home. That said, Apple or Google Maps are hogs: car charger just keeps up with their power usage.
     
  22. Marshall73 macrumors 65816

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    I do it quite often and on my iPad too. Not for performance reasons but just to be tidy. Drives my ocd mad to have that clutter. Same with my desktop. I keep as few icons as possible and file away all documents once I have finished working on them. Too many years in IT looking at the mess users get their desktops in. Haha
     
  23. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    Providing you end the navigation in something like Google Maps\Apple Maps or end the tracking in a fitness tracking app it shouldnt be using the GPS and no need to close it from the app switcher. You can tell if GPS is active if the arrow is showing on the status bar and if its showing and you arent sure why then closing GPS apps via the app switcher is one option but a well written app shouldnt do it.
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    I'm also in IT, i have next to nothing on my desktop with it just showing my recycle bin and thats it but the app switcher doesnt bother me in the slightest!!
     
  24. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    I'm exactly the same! lol
     
  25. SoYoung macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I close all my apps once per day. When I charge my phone overnight all open apps reload for unknown reason anyway so I just close all of them on morning to start the day fresh.
     

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