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  • 30. Re: Disable Multitasking on Ipad
    MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)
    Meg St._Clair wrote:
    itsprobablyme wrote:
    Multitasking is really annoying.

    1. It doesn't allow me to decide on which app i need to run on the background.
    2. The more app I load, it is slowing down my ipad.
    3. No option to cancel this multitasking.

    Apple should give option for me to "Close an app" OR "run it in the background" as in Android.


    Multitasking works almost exactly the same way on an Android device. The vast majority of Android apps do not have a "Quit" command. Apps stay resident in memory until the OS needs to reclaim the memory for something else. When Android first came out, lots of people who were used to Windows Mobile devices and Blackberries were quite confused by the lack of a Quit command. Like iOS, and unlike older verions of Windows Mobile (can't speak about the newest version) the Android OS is very good at managing memory. The majority of the problems come from badly coded apps that don't behave the way that are supposed to.

    So, just like iOS, Android has no way to cancel multitasking. However, it's still a very nice OS and if you thingk you'd be happier with it, go for it.



    Exactly. Why do you think one of the most downloaded apps in the Android market place is the Task Manager app?
  • 31. Re: Disable Multitasking on Ipad
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,380 points)
    MLadd wrote:
    Why do you think one of the most downloaded apps in the Android market place is the Task Manager app?


    Because people don't understand how the OS works, of course. Use of task killer apps can actually decrease battery life and performance because the OS is forced to keep restarting processes it needs that were killed by overzealous users.
  • 32. Re: Disable Multitasking on Ipad
    MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)
    Meg St._Clair wrote:
    MLadd wrote:
    Why do you think one of the most downloaded apps in the Android market place is the Task Manager app?


    Because people don't understand how the OS works, of course. Use of task killer apps can actually decrease battery life and performance because the OS is forced to keep restarting processes it needs that were killed by overzealous users.



    Again, Exactly
  • 33. Re: Disable Multitasking on Ipad
    koban4max Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    someone mentioned that if you double click home button and click and hold and app in multitask mode, it will show that negative sign. it will get rid of multitask.
  • 34. Re: Disable Multitasking on Ipad
    Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7 (23,825 points)
    koban4max wrote:
    someone mentioned that if you double click home button and click and hold and app in multitask mode, it will show that negative sign. it will get rid of multitask.

    That does not " ... get rid of multitask ... ". It will remove that app from the list of recently-opened apps, which is what that Recents List is actually showing. IF that app is also running, which most apps will never be, then that app is also force quit.
  • 35. Re: Disable Multitasking on Ipad
    David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,200 points)
    Alarms in some clock apps will go off even if the clock isn't in the recent tray/list or running. So I would guess these clocks are running in the background.
  • 36. Re: Disable Multitasking on Ipad
    Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7 (23,825 points)
    Yes, they would have to be .... not very useful otherwise. There's a small (5-6) set of system actions that are supported in the background; most apps never use that set, and those that do don't use them all the time.

    Clocks may be a bit like Mail, which also comes back to a limited life in the background even after being force quit and removed from Recents. Given how poorly the iPad keeps track of time,however, and how flakey most alarm apps (free ones, anyway) have proven to be, I've sort of given up on that class of app for now.
  • 37. Re: Disable Multitasking on Ipad
    koban4max Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    actually..no...the apps in multi mode are running multi-task which will drain battery like crazy because i tested it out. I charged the batter max and deleted apps from multi-task and the battery was high 90s. When I let the app run without deleting from multimode, the battery went down to 80. both were tested for 20 to 30 mins.
  • 38. Re: Disable Multitasking on Ipad
    Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7 (23,825 points)
    koban4max wrote:
    actually..no...the apps in multi mode are running multi-task which will drain battery like crazy because i tested it out. I charged the batter max and deleted apps from multi-task and the battery was high 90s. When I let the app run without deleting from multimode, the battery went down to 80. both were tested for 20 to 30 mins.


    Actually, I have no idea what you're saying no to. As for the rest, you're using terms that don't appear in any Apple documentation and which don't mean what you probably think that they do.

    Your battery results are personal, anecdotal, and meaningless without a lot more supporting data. It may mean that you are suffering some sort of a fault, one that affects your battery life, but I'm certainly not and never have. It may also mean nothing more than you've failed to properly condition your battery and your level indications are grossly inaccurate. Or, something else altogether . . .
  • 39. Re: Disable Multitasking on Ipad
    Rongobong65 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not sure why everyone says the recently used apps aren't using memory.  OP has a point. It is irritating!  Ipad 2 has only 512mb over half of which is always in use by iOS. Add a few games and music app or whatever and maybe  safarim with a dozen tabs with image board iOS slows down unacceptably and gets down to 6or 8 Mb free. Why in the world would an app take up memory when it's not running? Closing an app should close it and remove from memory. Why not  allow close or minimize like a pc. Duh...? Ipad is slick but why not give users more control over options? Lots to love about but lots to hate too...

  • 40. Re: Disable Multitasking on Ipad
    Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,840 points)

    You realise you're replying to a 2+ year old thread?

     

    The reason there is no task manager is because iOS is designed not to need one.

     

    If the OS needs more free memory, it will automatically close the least recently used app(s) to free up memory. You do not need to do this yourself.

     

    Yes, apps frozen in memory use memory, but if a new app requires more free RAM, other apps in memory will automatically be quit.

  • 41. Re: Disable Multitasking on Ipad
    Strait Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I find multitasking really useful and, what I'd really like to see is the multitasking bar on the main screen, replacing the dock.

  • 42. Re: Disable Multitasking on Ipad
    Rongobong65 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, it's old. But still here!  I like multi tasking of course, but the USER should control USER processes. Let the system do it's magic, but when I want to close an app it should die! Not linger and use memory.  OK, that's Apple's famous design--we worry about it so you don't have to.  Problem is that we DO.  Like I said before with image boards in safari and a dozen games in inactive memory it is SLOW. Found an app names SYS-Activity that rocks! When I am down to 8MB (really) clicking the magic button inSYS-Activity returns 300MB! Speeds up like crazy. Maybe with a "new" iPad (v4) with mega juice and twice the mem of the lowly iPad2 no biggie, but that $.99 for the app was well spent. OS should let me do that though. OK, I'm done. Thanks for listening.

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