9 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2013 11:16 AM by paulcb
paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,090 points)

If I remove all apps from the multitasking bar and then Reset the device, all of those removed apps reappear in the multitasking bar, before they are opened.

 

Anyone seen this and/or have a solution?

 

iPhone 4S on 6.1.3


iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1
  • Thom_D Level 4 Level 4 (1,110 points)

    I just did a test on my iPhone 4S running iOS 6.1.2 and got the same results.  Double tap the Home Button to open the Multitasking Bar, Press and hold an app icon and wait for the icons to jiggle and the X to appear in the upper left hand corner of the icons.

     

    Tap the X on each icon to shut it down.  Close Multitasking Bar.

     

    Press and hold both the Home and Sleep buttons at the same time and wait for Apple logo to appear and for the phone to restart/reboot.

     

    Unlock phone.  Double tap Home button and the same apps are still in the Multitasking bar.

     

    I have never gone back and looked in the Multitasking Bar after clearing it and restarting my phone before so I don't know if this is a new thing or not.  I guess I always assumed that the apps stayed shut down once you forced them to close this way and never bothered to go back and check to see if they stayed "dead".

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (42,345 points)

    If you shut the phone down cleanly, then re-start it, you'll find that it's empty.

     

    A reset is akin to well... pushing the reset button.  The state change is not saved as the OS did not shut down cleanly.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,090 points)

    I guess I always assumed that the apps stayed shut down once you forced them to close this way and never bothered to go back and check to see if they stayed "dead".

    Ditto.  Not sure when it started... I just noticed this a few weeks ago.

     

    Thanks for the confirmation Tom.

  • Thom_D Level 4 Level 4 (1,110 points)

    @KiltedTim  when you say shut the phone down cleanly to you mean kill the apps in the multitasking bar and then press and hold the sleep button and slid the slide to power off slider to turn the phone off?

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (42,345 points)

    Yes. That's exactly what I mean.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,090 points)

    Thanks KT.  It is odd though (to me at least) as you'd think the "state change" would/should be saved immediately.

  • Thom_D Level 4 Level 4 (1,110 points)

    OK I see that doing the clean shut down works the way I expected. 

     

    I just thought it was odd that if I close all the apps running in the MT bar and then resetting it using the Home and Sleep buttons doesn't recognize that there should be no apps running in the background.

  • MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)

    Just to explain, this is primarily a recently used app list. That an app is listed there does not neccessarily mean it's running, especially after a restart. iOS is smart enough to quit apps that are using up a lot memory in the background...if it's needed for another app, or multiple apps.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,090 points)

    there should be no apps running in the background.

    Perhaps you didn't word it the way you meant but to clarify, the vast majority of apps cannot and do not run in the background.  For more info on Multitasking...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4211

     

    http://whenwillapple.com/blog/2010/04/19/iphone-os-4-multitasking-explained-agai n/

     

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1164616/how_ios_multitasking_really_works.html

     

    http://speirs.org/blog/2012/1/2/misconceptions-about-ios-multitasking.html