Totally confused about background apps on iOS4!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by al3000, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. al3000 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi all

    I wondered whether anyone could provide some advice on background apps running in the new OS. I am running it on a 3GS, and as I rarely turn my phone off (unless I have to), I find that when I go into the multitasking menu there are so many different apps showing up - are these running in the background and draining battery? I can see the benefit of having some apps there, but for many, such as games I don't see the point as I'll open the game, play it, then close.

    I know how to close the apps when they are in there, I just wondered if (and if so, how much) it impacts upon battery life?

    Thanks in advance for any insights! :)
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    The majority of them will not be running, and will just be in a 'frozen' state, thus not using CPU cycles etc. The iOS 4 multitasking is not 'true' multitasking, but will give the correct impression. IMO it does a good job of this.
     
  3. al3000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys, that clears things up. Great link!
     

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