What iOS habits do you have?

Zmanbaseball2

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Just thought of making this thread to see what habits people have on their iOS devices.

Mine are:
-Making sure all apps are killed
-Making sure my devices are charging
-Making sure my alarm is on to wake me up

Added:
-Making sure all tabs are closed in safari
-Checking my email for new emails
-Make sure nothing is in notification center
-making sure all apps are up to date

Will add once I remember more. Those are the ones that come to my mind.

Please don't open to this thread to say "You have OCD" and other unnecessary comments.
 
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C DM

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Are things like making sure the device is charging when plugged in or checking the alarm before going to sleep actually particular iOS habits or mostly just general common sense (applicable to things beyond iOS and even mobile phones for many)?

For me, aside from the more or less common sense things like those above, I'd say checking email, checking App Store for updates, and checking the notification center to make sure nothing new has come in that I might have overlooked and not taken care of (which I guess essentially translates to keeping the notification center empty and apps badge-free for the most part). But even those things are kind of beyond iOS and even mobile devices in some sense too.
 
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iCore24

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I make sure I have no notifications on any of my apps lol. I hate seeing that +1 +2 etc, especially Facebook with stupid game invites!!! :mad:
 

LordQ

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1. Make sure there're no apps on the background most of the time.
2. Charge my devices from 0% (when they turn off) to 100%
3. Leave my devices charging from 0% (when they turn off) to 100% eight hours at least once a week.
4. Close all tabs on Safari.
5. Clear all my chats and recent calls and mailboxes.
6. Delete apps I haven't used for more than 2 months.
7. Install the best + most lightweight version of an app.
8. Set triple click to invert colours.
9. Set all my notification to no badges and just banners and sound.
 

The Doctor11

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Close all apps in multitasking all the time. Like the second I'm done with an app.
Close notifications from notification center.
 

crookadile

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I used check my Notification Area to see my events.
Since iOS7 arrived this habit is now redundant due to the fact all day events no longer show in there.
However the day before,I know I have some kind of event because iOS7 tells me so. Unfortunately it doesn't tell me what the event is :confused: and on the day of the event it forgets to tell me. :mad:
 

bransoj

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Not spending\wasting time closing stuff from the multitasking bar all the time is one habit i have!:rolleyes:
 

MisakixMikasa

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1. Always open multitasking view to close all unnecessary applications.

2. Always have iPad or iPod touch plugged in whenever possible (always 98%) of time. I always have a cord and a charger with me all the time.

3. Make sure all update or notification badge disappear. Red bandage with numbers appear is really annoying.

4. Clear out everything in notification centre.

5. Keep my iOS device jailbroken as long as possible.
 

BJMRamage

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Always clear out iMessages 5 minutes after a conversation has come to a halt.

Always have a timer set and will close out apps within 5 minutes. Stinks when researching/reading as I habitually close out every app in 5-minute intervals whether using it or not.

After closing out all apps I check my Mail for any messages (I have Badge notifications on but want to see if I can intercept any mail before it pops up) then close out of the app. I generally do this at the 5-minute intervals as well as the 2.5 minute intervals.

Always end a call at XX:00. There are times when people must think I simply lost a connection or am just blabbering if the call seems to be ending within 10-20 seconds after the next minute starts

Always rearrange Apps alphabetically...burdensome when I see and download a few apps at a time.

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Honestly, I don’t to any of the above. I will close out apps every couple days as I think about it.
I have Mail “un-read” simply to use it as a Flag for certain emails.

Only habits I might have started it to check the App Store/iTunes Store for Freebies.
And read Flipboard as I am walking out of the office.
 

abshole765

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Close all apps.

Check mail. Delete email. Close Mail. <- and repeat that process again and again because they don't delete.

Occasionally check App store for updates since they never seem to come thru.
 

luckydcxx

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Just thought of making this thread to see what habits people have on their iOS devices.

Mine are:
-Making sure all apps are killed
-Making sure my devices are charging
-Making sure my alarm is on to wake me up

Added:
-Making sure all tabs are closed in safari
-Checking my email for new emails
-Make sure nothing is in notification center
-making sure all apps are up to date
i think we are long lost brothers haha, i do the exact same things.
 

chabig

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1. Keep the screen clean and free of scratches.
2. Don't drop the device in water.
3. Avoid scratching the aluminum back.
4. Keep the device charged and synced.
5. Don't mess with the list of recent apps.

Just those simple things. Nothing else.

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Why?? Can someone please explain to me why people insist on closing all apps and/or closing an app right after using it?
They don't understand technology, so they believe in voodoo.
 

abshole765

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Why?? Can someone please explain to me why people insist on closing all apps and/or closing an app right after using it?

iOS will kill apps in the background when it needs more space, so why manually close every app every time?

I was sitting on the bus and the girl in front of me was chatting with a friend while texting someone on an iPhone. Every time she'd finish texting, she'd double-click, kill the app, lock the iPhone. Next 30 seconds, she would unlock her iPhone and go that same app. Then kill it again.... -facepalm-
Habit.



Easier to go to an app when you don't have to scroll thru 30 of them.
 

MisakixMikasa

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Not really, because you wouldn't be going through 30 apps. You're probably using 5 apps over and over again, so they would appear in the task switcher pretty recently. And if you really are opening 30 consecutive different apps, that means you need to put your most-used apps on the dock of the home screen, so you can access them easily.

It also doesn't explain why people insist on closing all the apps. It's not easier to get to an app if there are no apps to scroll through.
I understand that app in he background will get killed by system pretty easily given how low amount of RAM on iOS devices. I just do not want see bunch of app on the multitasking view every time I double click the home screen, that will drive me crazy. I will always clear all the app ncuessary and I am willing to go jailbreak for one click kill all apps...
 

carjakester

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trying to get rid of all the badges on all my apps, not letting my battery die (if that even is one) I'm actually scared of having my phone die, I've never had it die before.
 

abshole765

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Not really, because you wouldn't be going through 30 apps. You're probably using 5 apps over and over again, so they would appear in the task switcher pretty recently. And if you really are opening 30 consecutive different apps, that means you need to put your most-used apps on the dock of the home screen, so you can access them easily.

It also doesn't explain why people insist on closing all the apps. It's not easier to get to an app if there are no apps to scroll through.
Most cases I leave a few open (Chrome, Messages, echofon), and any others I close after I'm done with them. Assuming they dev made it so it isn't running in the background, it just looks cluttered to have tab after tab after tab of apps.

And using the 30 was just an example. Even if you never close any app, there's still going to be times when an app you want to use is near the end of your list.
 

Nanasaki

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But... they're not bothering you. Most of them are already "killed" anyway. I love having a history of all the apps, sometimes I'll just scroll through the multitasking view to find an app instead of paging through the home screen.
If the app got killed in the background, it takes similar amount of time to resume the app. The only difference is you relaunching the app from home screen or multitasking tray. The app will reload itself and you won't save time at all.

Yes, it bothering me when i see 10+ app sitting on multitasking tray and it drives me nuts...
 

C DM

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trying to get rid of all the badges on all my apps, not letting my battery die (if that even is one) I'm actually scared of having my phone die, I've never had it die before.
It will turn off, you will put it on a charger and it will turn back on in about 5-10 minutes when it gets to at least 5% charge.