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    Hey guys,

    Looking over the forums I found that a lot of people are having problems with a short battery life with the iPad. Well there is a simple way to fix this:



    Let me know if it helps you - it improved my battery life loads!
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    Wrong.. And here is why.




    The iOS multitasking bar does not contain "a list of all running apps". It contains "a list of recently used apps". The user never has to manage background tasks on iOS.
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    Default Re: Fast Way To Improve Battery Life On The iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    Wrong.. And here is why.




    The iOS multitasking bar does not contain "a list of all running apps". It contains "a list of recently used apps". The user never has to manage background tasks on iOS.
    Hi John,

    I understand what you are saying - however I realize that not ALL the apps are active but SOME are.

    So to clarify I KNOW that not all the apps are running at the same time.

    Nevertheless if you do get rid of the apps on the multitasking bar it does improve battery life which was the purpose of the video.
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    Default Re: Fast Way To Improve Battery Life On The iPad

    Well I also know it's been said that the multitasking is a list of recently opened and not of running apps, and it may be true for most of them, but not so much for skype, oovoo etc or any gps like waze or the likes. I personally have found that if I close all the apps the battery doesn't drain that fast, despite of what this or any other article say. For me what they explain is the theory but in my case it differs from reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linsiris View Post
    Well I also know it's been said that the multitasking is a list of recently opened apps and not of running apps, and it may be true for most apps, but not so much for apps like skype, oovoo etc or any gps like waze or the likes. I personally have found that if I close all the apps the battery doesn't drain that fast, despite of what this or other article say. For me what they explain is the theory but in my case it differs from reality.
    Thanks Lin,

    To clarify the article is most likely right as you say for the technical side of things however I have told a lot of people to do this if they are having problems with the battery life and it has vastly improved it.

    As long as it prolongs the battery everyone is happy.
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    Default Re: Fast Way To Improve Battery Life On The iPad

    I'll just leave my experiences here with this particular issue. I've found that closing most apps out in the multitasking app switcher will yield slightly better battery life and performance for me.

    While the apps in the app switcher are not necessarily running, having their state suspended does use some additional resources. Especially if the app uses location services, which can stay on after closing the app with the home button.

    My personal recommendation is to close out apps you're not using and reopen them as needed.


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    Default Re: Fast Way To Improve Battery Life On The iPad

    While I frequently refer people to Fraser's article that John posted he is right and as far as the frequently used apps in the app switcher the reason you don't have to worry about them or manually 'Suspend' them yourself is just because in the article it tells you they will 'Suspend' themselves after about 10 mins.
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