View Poll Results: What are you guys thinking about the way you close apps in iOS4?
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I love it. It gives me a full flavor of the experience.
Could be done better but I don't really mind the way it is.
It gives me a headache.
Apple! What were you thinking?!
IOS4 - do you hate the way to close apps?
Ok, so switching between apps is a breeze
But, Jeez Apple... What were you thinking when you came up with the way to close apps.
Minimize, double click, touch and hold and then close. Oh boy. Or maybe I'm missing something here.
Wouldn't that be easier to hold home button to close it and tap to minimize? I find it horrible a d I hate it! How about you guys?
- 06-22-2010, 07:33 AM #2
I love it! Here is how to completely close the app
Double tap home button for the app switcher to how up and tap and hold one off the icons until it wiggles and the press the red minus button on the top of the app you want to close. Easy peasy
- 06-22-2010, 07:40 AM #4
I don't want to have a bunch of them listed in the bottom bar. The only ones I want there are the ones I currently use and not for instance a Clock, which popped in there because of the alarm I turned off.
A Clock app?! Apple, why would I want to minimize the Clock app?
- 06-22-2010, 07:58 AM #6
- 06-22-2010, 07:59 AM #7
It's not like traditional multitasking. It doesn't drain your battery as there are only certain API's that run in the background and "clock" tu use your example is always running. Now it is just showing in your app switcher. It is not bogging anything down
- 06-22-2010, 08:18 AM #8
- 06-22-2010, 10:27 AM #10
Threads like these are going to drive me crazy! They just spread ignorance! You do not need to "close" the apps! Well yeah, if you think they are ugly and bla bla bla well then you can if you want to but I see no need to do this! There is absolutley no need to close them as Steve said! And as for jumping back and forth between apps to MULTITASK, you dont start one and then jump to one that hasn't been used for 4 days and have 3 rows of apps between? Preposterous.
- 06-22-2010, 10:41 AM #11
Also, like Readover said, all the most recently used apps will be in the first couple pages of the fast app dock. So if you need to open something you used a week ago, just open it the old fashion way via spotlight or the main screen pages.
- 06-22-2010, 11:03 AM #12
- 06-22-2010, 11:10 AM #13
If an app has not yet been updated to iOS4, when you press the home button it will exit and close the app. Since it was recently used, it will appear in the switcher tray
- 06-22-2010, 11:19 AM #14
The way to "close" an app doesn't bother me at all. And I agree with the post above mine. I don't see a need to close out an app since there are only certain API's that actually run in the background. I closed out soe apps to see if there was a difference in battery drain. there wasn't. I guess maybe I just don't understand what the big deal is.
- 06-22-2010, 12:38 PM #15
This is also why the iPhone 3G doesn't support multitasking because it only has 128MB of RAM, compared to 256MB in the 3GS and 512MB in the iPhone 4.
- 06-22-2010, 12:57 PM #16
The reason I ask, is that if they weren't actually multitasking, it wouldn't matter how many recently used apps are in the app switcher. ??
Although, I wonder if there is a limit as to how many apps the o/s can save state on at one time?
- 10-23-2010, 09:21 PM #17
- 10-23-2010, 11:15 PM #18
Apps updated for iOS4 multitasking are stored in saved state in the RAM, they just don't use the processor. You can see it if you get one of the system monitoring apps. Open it up and then start killing apps in the app switcher, watch as your free memory grows.
In the end the only thing I ever find myself using the switcher for is to respond to a text or email that I get while in another app. Otherwise I always go to the home screen and open apps the old fashion way. It's alright because now I know I can kill an app. On the downside some apps haven't mastered coming back from saved state and have bugs with updating. Kind of too much work just to have apps open 2 seconds faster.
@Jenny they shouldn't be draining the battery as they are not using the processor or actually running.
Last edited by sting7k; 10-23-2010 at 11:22 PM.
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