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Closing apps

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john44475 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Mar 19, 2013 2:49 PM

Does iPhone 4S automatically close unused apps after certain time?

Thanks in advance!

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Core 2 Duo 2,26 GHz
  • amy_lou Level 4 Level 4 (1,550 points)
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    Mar 19, 2013 2:51 PM (in response to john44475)

    once you press the home button, you have effectively closed an app. it puts the app into a paused state that doesn't use up running memory or battery. the only times this isn't the case is apps that are designed to continue to work once you've pressed the pause button (like the music app), or if an app is crashing.

  • amy_lou Level 4 Level 4 (1,550 points)
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    Mar 19, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to john44475)

    correct, it works much in the same way as the Mac OS. There is a way to 'quit' apps like you do on a Mac, and that's to open the multitasking pane


    double-click your home button quickly, then you'll see your 4 most recently open apps. to effectively 'quit' an app, you press and hold on one until they all jiggle, then you press the minus sign that appears on the corner of a particular app. once you're done quitting apps, you'll press the home button once to get the apps to go back to normal, then you click home again to return your home screen to normal.


    This is a good way to force close apps that might be freezing or quitting unexpectedly, but keep in mind that doing so on a regular basis is not required for normally functioning apps. it doesn't improve battery life or anything like that


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