7 Replies Latest reply: May 25, 2013 8:10 AM by Allan Sampson
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Does anyone know if there is an App for the iPhone 5 for closing multiple Apps at once, similar to the Task Killer from Android.

iPhone 5
Solved by Lawrence Finch on Dec 10, 2012 2:11 PM Solved
The apps on the Quick Launch ribbon are not running in the background; they are suspended and they use no power unless they receive a notification. The exception is apps that you want running in the background, such as streaming content or social networking apps. If you shut them down then the service they provide will stop. See: http://whenwillapple.com/blog/2010/04/19/iphone-os-4-multitasking-explained-agai n/
Reply by Lawrence Finch on Dec 10, 2012 1:55 PM Helpful
There is not, and there never will be, because Apple does not permit one app to control another. That capability would be a great enabler for viruses and worms; it shouldn't exist for Android, either. Of course, there is no reason to ever close multiple apps at once on an iPhone (or even close them at all, except in very rare circumstances).
Reply by KiltedTim on Dec 10, 2012 2:12 PM Helpful
They are not running. That's just a list of recently used apps, in order of use. An app has to be specifically coded to run in the background.

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