iPhone battery saving hint
Just as an FYI:
Just found out when you hit the button on the bottom of the phone, it does
not exit the application you are in, just closes it from view. To see what
applications are open and running in the background, double click the main
button. Along the bottom will be all of them that are open and running. To
actually close some, press and hold any one of them. They will jiggle and
you will see a minus (-) symbol on the upper left corner. Touch this and
you've actually closed that application. Having fewer applications open and
still running in the background will save battery.
When I first did this, everything I opened since I got the phone was still
I knew about double clicking for that list but always thought it was just a list of recent applications that you were in. I had no clue they were all still running.
Hope this helps anyone having battery issues, It seems to be helping myself out so far.
- 03-04-2011, 09:23 AM #2
thanks for the tip, yet most of us knew this. and for most applications, such as say safari, messages, angry birds (just an example dont know if you have it) they are simply suspended in the background, not still actively running. apps such as pandora will continuously run though.
rene did an article on this, check it out
TiPb Answers: No, you don’t need to kill all the apps in your multitasking dock | TiPb
- 03-04-2011, 09:23 AM #3
- 03-04-2011, 09:25 AM #4
This was passed on to me by my father who works for a large corporation that has switched there employees over from Blackberry to Verizon Apple iPhones. They hired an Apple employee to be on site for any issues and he had put out a memo about this.
I guess anything that might help battery life is good.
- 03-04-2011, 09:41 AM #6
- 03-04-2011, 10:47 AM #7
however, because i am jailbroken and have serious OCD issues, thanks to Activator, i can remove background apps, reset safari and free memory with a few taps on the statusbar and a swipe to the left..
it literally takes about 2 seconds
- 03-04-2011, 05:21 PM #8
I thought this was kind of common knowledge. Also you don't need to close your apps all the time as they are not running in the background like you said, They just have their state saved so that when you open them again you are right where you left off. The way that the iPhone does multitasking prevents these apps from diminishing the battery.
Last edited by generik777; 03-04-2011 at 05:23 PM.
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