Have any of you noticed the Iphone actually shutting down apps that are in the multitasking tray? I find that after a day of use, basically every single app I have used is in the tray in its "frozen" state. Is it supposed to shut down apps that have not been used for a while?
- 08-24-2010, 07:25 AM #2
I haven't taken any kind of systematic approach at figuring it out, but I have noticed that some apps start from the beginning after a while of sitting unused. Take, for example, Plants vs. Zombies. If I reopen it after having recently played it, it will reload from where I left off. After about a day or so, though, it will load from the start screen. I've never checked to see if it disappears from the tray, though.
EDIT: I just checked, and the icon was burried pretty far back in the tray (I hadn't played it in a while) and when I opened it, it loaded from the start screen. So, to answer your question, I think the phone will kill apps from their "frozen" state but not remove them from the tray.
Last edited by stkywik; 08-24-2010 at 07:28 AM.
- 08-24-2010, 08:07 AM #4
- 08-24-2010, 08:29 AM #5
Well I am not sure if they close the apps per say, but if the phone runs out of memory, it will end the frozen state. However the icon will still be there. This can be verified by rebooting the phone and noticing that all the apps that were there before will still be there. They may have to reload their settings, but they will still be there.
- 08-24-2010, 12:38 PM #6
- 08-24-2010, 04:53 PM #7
I thought the phone kills the app after 10 minutes of non use?? Just what I thought I heard could be wrong. I guess I'm not as hardcore a user but I have hardly had too many apps in the tray. I do periodically go through and close the ones I don't use often.
- 08-25-2010, 06:16 AM #8
In short, they are allowed to be active in the background for about 10 minutes, but stay in the frozen state for longer.
- 08-25-2010, 11:14 AM #9
- 08-25-2010, 12:42 PM #10
This is from the iOS4 guide on the home page of this site:
There’s another API for task completion so that, for example, if you’re uploading a picture to Twitter and leave the app, it can register a thread to keep uploading the picture in the background while you do something else. That means the entire app doesn’t have to keep running, freeing up memory and lightening battery load, and even the thread will terminate when the upload is done.
- 08-25-2010, 02:11 PM #11