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    Default How to close all background apps at once in IOS 10

    Is there anyway to close all background apps at once in IOS 10?
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    Welcome to iMore! I'm not on iOS 10, so I don't know. But why would you want to close all apps in the background? Apps need to run in the background to work as they're supposed to. And no, it doesn't use excess battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    Welcome to iMore! I'm not on iOS 10, so I don't know. But why would you want to close all apps in the background? Apps need to run in the background to work as they're supposed to. And no, it doesn't use excess battery.
    What he said! Closing background apps will only cause your iPhone to use more resources opening apps (because they'll no longer be running in the background). It actually hurts battery life IMO. iOS already does a great job managing resources for you. There's no reason to get involved unless you have an app acting up and need to force close it.
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    I have found that if you leave too many apps running and web pages open, my admittedly older devices slow down. As said devices slow down anyway with each new ios whole number upgrade, I think it is as well to shut everything down occasionally. Anyway at the risk of annoying the "leave everything to the phone"brigade I can't see that it makes a spit's worth of difference if you do shut everything off while you're plugged in to a charger,or if you open something in the same circumstances.
    I've just noticed the ios 10 bit !! never mind.
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    Default Re: How to close all background apps at once in IOS 10

    Hey I have the solution for you!
    Step 1: hold power button until the "slide to power off" shows up
    Step 2: release power button and hold the 'home' button until it goes back to home screen

    Try it and tell me what do you think
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    You can always go to settings & just turn off background app refresh all together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikkisharif View Post
    You can always go to settings & just turn off background app refresh all together.
    That doesn't stop the apps from running in the background. It just makes it more difficult for them to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    That doesn't stop the apps from running in the background. It just makes it more difficult for them to do so.
    Really? I had no idea...probably since I don't worry about it. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    Welcome to iMore! I'm not on iOS 10, so I don't know. But why would you want to close all apps in the background? Apps need to run in the background to work as they're supposed to. And no, it doesn't use excess battery.
    only for those apps that you use often. In may case, I was opening up all my apps to see which ones were compatible with IOS10, then had to go through and close each on individually. Would be cool to be able to close "all" like you can on android.

    For apps that you are using all the time (for me like FB, UberSocial, etc), I leave these open in the background so the phone doesn't have to use additional resources to boot them up each time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMore Question View Post
    Is there anyway to close all background apps at once in IOS 10?
    The Apple way is double click HOME button until you see something like the attached photo then slide your finger on each card middle of screen upward up to edge of screen. It will force close each open app individually.Click image for larger version. 

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    Let the apps stay cached. While cached they're in a suspended state and they do not use any battery or system resources.

    There seems to be some confusion about background refresh. Even though cached apps are in a suspended state, background refresh allows them to take a few seconds to update information. The weather app, for example, can be in a suspended state but still update the weather using background refresh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry_B View Post
    Let the apps stay cached. While cached they're in a suspended state and they do not use any battery or system resources.

    There seems to be some confusion about background refresh. Even though cached apps are in a suspended state, background refresh allows them to take a few seconds to update information. The weather app, for example, can be in a suspended state but still update the weather using background refresh.
    ...all the while using battery to background refresh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdog97 View Post
    ...all the while using battery to background refresh...
    Background App Refresh uses very little battery. It helps apps to run in the background more efficiently. That's what it's for. Overall, it helps reduce battery usage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdog97 View Post
    ...all the while using battery to background refresh...
    .... use the options to disable those that you do not want to update in the background.....
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    Unbelievable! No one has an answer for the OP's question, but instead of admitting that this feature doesn't exist, you argue your logic as to why it is not needed. Let me ask this for all of you who subscribe to the, "let them run in the background" theory. Why is it every single time I've taken one of my devices into the Apple Store because of software issues, the first thing the "Genius" does is check to make sure there are no apps running in the background? He wasn't asking about performance of apps or battery life.
    He simply asked, "Is there any way to close all background apps at once in iOS 10?"

    That is a yes or no answer, and if your answer isn't yes, you really don't even need reply.

    This is why I can't stand web forums, everybody is an "expert". Even when they can't answer your question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FinchMonster View Post
    Unbelievable! No one has an answer for the OP's question, but instead of admitting that this feature doesn't exist, you argue your logic as to why it is not needed. Let me ask this for all of you who subscribe to the, "let them run in the background" theory. Why is it every single time I've taken one of my devices into the Apple Store because of software issues, the first thing the "Genius" does is check to make sure there are no apps running in the background? He wasn't asking about performance of apps or battery life.
    He simply asked, "Is there any way to close all background apps at once in iOS 10?"

    That is a yes or no answer, and if your answer isn't yes, you really don't even need reply.

    This is why I can't stand web forums, everybody is an "expert". Even when they can't answer your question.
    iOS 10 had not yet been released when the OP asked his question. It was around the time the beta came out. I wasn't on it yet, so I had no idea.
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    Default Re: How to close all background apps at once in IOS 10

    As far as l'm aware that option is not available in iOS 10.2 maybe the OP can post it as a wish to be included in the next iOS update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    I had no idea.
    That is exactly my point. At least you admitted it in your original reply. My comment was mainly pointed towards the rest of the herd who just came in rambling off topic just to feel a part of something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FinchMonster View Post
    That is exactly my point. At least you admitted it in your original reply. My comment was mainly pointed towards the rest of the herd who just came in rambling off topic just to feel a part of something.
    Quote Originally Posted by lightning8888 View Post
    The Apple way is double click HOME button until you see something like the attached photo then slide your finger on each card middle of screen upward up to edge of screen. It will force close each open app individually.Click image for larger version. 

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    This guy clearly didn't read the OP as he tells you how to close apps individually. That wasn't the question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FinchMonster View Post
    This guy clearly didn't read the OP as he tells you how to close apps individually. That wasn't the question.
    He said, "the Apple way". That indicates that's how it must be done. You can't close them all at the same time. This thread goes back to July. Some on here may no longer be around.
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    Default Re: How to close all background apps at once in IOS 10

    No need to stress over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdog97 View Post
    ...all the while using battery to background refresh...
    Background App Refresh does not use a lot of battery. The apps run in the background regardless of whether BAR is enabled or not. It helps apps run more efficiently in the background. That actually saves resources.
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    Default Re: How do I close all background apps at once in IOS 10?

    i always wish iOS had this. i always referred to it as a "kill em all" button
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munale View Post
    i always wish iOS had this. i always referred to it as a "kill em all" button
    What reason would you do that?
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    Default Re: How do I close all background apps at once in IOS 10?

    Quote Originally Posted by FinchMonster View Post
    Unbelievable! No one has an answer for the OP's question, but instead of admitting that this feature doesn't exist, you argue your logic as to why it is not needed. Let me ask this for all of you who subscribe to the, "let them run in the background" theory. Why is it every single time I've taken one of my devices into the Apple Store because of software issues, the first thing the "Genius" does is check to make sure there are no apps running in the background? He wasn't asking about performance of apps or battery life.
    He simply asked, "Is there any way to close all background apps at once in iOS 10?"

    That is a yes or no answer, and if your answer isn't yes, you really don't even need reply.

    This is why I can't stand web forums, everybody is an "expert". Even when they can't answer your question.
    Just a quick thought, if you can't stand web forums why are you here complaining?
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