1. nomoregames's Avatar
    I used to have 2-3 apps and always immediately to close them from the multitasking but i read that this is using more battery when killing the apps and then again launching them ..

    What do you think??

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    06-06-2014 05:18 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    iOS will do it automatic to free up resources.

    I only clear the tray when I need to restart my device which is very very seldom
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    06-06-2014 05:40 PM
  3. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    The misnomer is that is uses more battery by keeping apps you have used during the day so called open.
    First of all they go dormant in 10 mins and there is no harm but in both my phone and iPad I shut everything down at the end of the night but that is just me and I do turn off both devices at the end of the night.
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    06-06-2014 06:34 PM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    Since I read clearing multitasking causes more battery drain, I only clear it when I'm gonna restart my device. I finally started enjoying the speed of my phone from the day I keep them open.
    Last edited by yukhalilsel; 06-06-2014 at 07:09 PM.
    06-06-2014 06:39 PM
  5. acerace113's Avatar
    When ever I'm not using a app, I don't like my multitasking cards cluttered with apps I haven't used for a day...


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    06-06-2014 06:48 PM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    I was always use to leaving apps open in webOS with only 256MBs of ram and I found it seemed to run smoother that way

    Fully opening an app instead of waking it from a dormant state will drain resources. I have four large games open for over a week along with a half dozen apps and my battery life as well as system resources are in order
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    06-06-2014 07:02 PM
  7. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I do it every time I put the phone down


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    06-06-2014 07:16 PM
  8. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I leave those apps I use often down in the multi task tray.
    But I clear everything out before going to bed.
    Good Luck
    06-06-2014 08:26 PM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I rarely clear anything out. Only when an app is acting up. One time I did it just for fun and I must have had four or five dozen apps on the multitasking tray some of which I hadn't used in months.
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    06-06-2014 10:12 PM
  10. Tpence2177's Avatar
    Like once a month.. Maybe usually I don't do anything to maintain my iphone. I just use it.


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    06-06-2014 10:52 PM
  11. nomoregames's Avatar
    Does someone had problems with the battery usage?
    For example: u didn't clear the multi tasking and some app made the usage much higher while running in background,but u was rarely using it..


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    Last edited by nomoregames; 06-07-2014 at 04:02 AM. Reason: add
    06-07-2014 04:02 AM
  12. Speedygi's Avatar
    No reason to do it if iOS does that for me...
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    06-07-2014 04:09 AM
  13. taz323's Avatar
    Very rarely do I close them. Restarts
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    06-07-2014 05:31 AM
  14. kataran's Avatar
    Does someone had problems with the battery usage?
    For example: u didn't clear the multi tasking and some app made the usage much higher while running in background,but u was rarely using it..


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    Well in some instances like if your running maps or a jog app they are using resources and battery but not to the point where you should be really concerned
    06-07-2014 07:24 AM
  15. AlexJ92's Avatar
    Only if I have had an app crash so not very often


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    06-07-2014 07:38 AM
  16. Davingtons's Avatar
    I very rarely close an application down. I don't see the need to close apps down as iOS handles this for me so I've not notices any drain on resources etc.

    The only time I would close one is if something has gone wrong with the app.
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    06-07-2014 08:38 AM
  17. rayz336's Avatar
    Clearing it usually happens when I am about to reset my iPhone or iPad
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    06-07-2014 08:41 AM
  18. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    The multitasking was created for some purposes, abilities to switch between open apps, and of course ability to kill app. In the past I have done some experiments on my iPhone, at that time running ios 6 to monitor how the iPhone 4S was handling the ram memory with load of apps opened and I realized that the more apps were open in the background the more less free ram the iPhone was left with, while this is good for quick app relaunching, the device was struggling to handle some more heavy apps live iMovie or Keynote likes apps, the struggle was noticeable as the app would take time before giving go to user to interact with, of course iPhone 4S is 500Mb of ram but the apps are built in consideration to that. But when there was nothing in the multitask, iMovie would lunch quicker and work faster.
    An app which struggle to free some ram in order to operate properly is likely to drain power. The app that was not in the multitasking and is just lunch will also drain some power, but the things is I don't very often heavy apps to want to have a lot of free ram for the app to run quicker rather than the app first freeing memory before loading completely, so I've decided to not mind about opened apps in the multitasking and have them ready for next use. Also I made sure to disable the background app refresh so they do not just eat up memory, but also keep the CPU busy by refreshing every so often causing my battery to drain more faster. Since then, I was set and things just work.


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    06-07-2014 03:29 PM
  19. DroidArmy's Avatar
    I never clear the multitasking. iOS can handle the memory usage very well without me interfering
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    06-07-2014 09:31 PM
  20. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I rarely clear anything out. I just looked & I have about 30 apps (give or take a few) open
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    06-08-2014 02:25 AM
  21. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    An Apple genius once told me there's no reason to clear the recently used apps list, he made it sound like it's almost detrimental to do so. I still do about once a week with a reboot. Maybe this is just a placebo effect, but it works for me. I just wish there was a button to kill all apps at once like on Android ...
    06-08-2014 08:55 AM
  22. pr1nce's Avatar
    Maybe every few days I'll clear it out. I do this out of habit. Not that it's needed or anything.
    06-08-2014 09:15 AM
  23. kataran's Avatar
    The multitasking was created for some purposes, abilities to switch between open apps, and of course ability to kill app. In the past I have done some experiments on my iPhone, at that time running ios 6 to monitor how the iPhone 4S was handling the ram memory with load of apps opened and I realized that the more apps were open in the background the more less free ram the iPhone was left with, while this is good for quick app relaunching, the device was struggling to handle some more heavy apps live iMovie or Keynote likes apps, the struggle was noticeable as the app would take time before giving go to user to interact with, of course iPhone 4S is 500Mb of ram but the apps are built in consideration to that. But when there was nothing in the multitask, iMovie would lunch quicker and work faster.
    An app which struggle to free some ram in order to operate properly is likely to drain power. The app that was not in the multitasking and is just lunch will also drain some power, but the things is I don't very often heavy apps to want to have a lot of free ram for the app to run quicker rather than the app first freeing memory before loading completely, so I've decided to not mind about opened apps in the multitasking and have them ready for next use. Also I made sure to disable the background app refresh so they do not just eat up memory, but also keep the CPU busy by refreshing every so often causing my battery to drain more faster. Since then, I was set and things just work.


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    I agree with your experiment but disabling app refresh is where I disagree

    That said if Apple gave us the option to work right out of the multitasking tray when we wake up our device eliminating the double home button press I would welcome it
    Last edited by kataran; 06-08-2014 at 09:34 AM.
    06-08-2014 09:16 AM
  24. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    I clear it after every session. The only apps which keep running in the background are phone and SMS


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    06-08-2014 09:25 AM
  25. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I do it without any thought to it, so I don't exactly know how often I clear it.
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    06-08-2014 09:40 AM
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