1. Friendzone's Avatar
    I do it about once/week. Not because I feel I need to for performance reasons, I just do it to keep from having to scroll as much when flipping through recently used apps
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    11-02-2016 07:40 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I leave every single app in multitasking. Notice I didn't say "running in the background". Truth is, very few in multitasking are actually running in the background at a given time. Closing out all apps does not help in any way. I occasionally close out an app if it's misbehaving. That's it. It's simply not neccessary to close them. They end up using more resources that way.

    http://www.idownloadblog.com/2015/10...terrible-idea/
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    11-02-2016 07:51 PM
  3. robertk328's Avatar
    I never close an app unless it's acting up. iOS handles memory quite well on its own. Actually, closing out apps can hurt battery life because your phone has to reload an app every time you use it rather than simply calling it back up from the background.
    Ditto.
    11-02-2016 08:22 PM
  4. jorge Hewitson's Avatar
    Personally, I close the constantly even close my app that after a few minutes, I again use
    11-02-2016 09:14 PM
  5. Matty's Avatar
    Do you keep a bunch of apps running in the background or do you always close them out?

    I guess its my OCD but I'm constantly closing apps and never have any running in the background.

    Looked at my wife's phone last night and she had a million apps running in the background.
    Felt a little sick after seeing that.
    Ill join that OCD club. Always close any App thats open when I'm finished using it. don't want my battery to drain unnecessarily
    11-03-2016 09:42 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    The only one I really close down is Facebook since its a resource hog and still seems to run in the background even though I have it turned off
    Facebook can be a resource hog. Not sure why apple didn't clamp down on them
    11-03-2016 10:33 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Ill join that OCD club. Always close any App thats open when I'm finished using it. don't want my battery to drain unnecessarily
    Leaving apps in multitasking does not drain your battery. It takes more battery to open them when you need them.
    11-03-2016 12:28 PM
  8. perd hapley's Avatar
    I leave essential ones that I frequently use running. Having 1000 apps open perturbs me so I usually close most of them.
    11-03-2016 01:14 PM
  9. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I do it sometimes if I am just sitting around. I will pick up my phone and clear the apps out, but not for any real reason. It's not needed and probably counterproductive. It might happen a couple times during the course of a week. I don't even think about it since there isn't a reason to.
    11-03-2016 03:04 PM
  10. Breuklen's Avatar
    I used to obsessively close out apps. I read that it's actually counterproductive & haven't done it since. The only time I really do is if the app isn't working.
    Yes, it takes longer for apps to load and resources are up and ready while the app is in the background.
    11-03-2016 04:55 PM
  11. LDYNREDD's Avatar
    I just checked the backgroung apps on my iPad a couple weeks ago and realized at that time that it had been months since I had even looked at that. I guess I am in the "leave them alone" camp. I forgot they were even there ☺️
    11-03-2016 06:08 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Back in the day it mattered in iOS. Not any longer.

    I always tease my kids because they RELIGIOUSLY close their apps. It's annoying.
    Why is it annoying? It's not like they're closing the apps on the phone you use. They're doing it on their own devices...
    11-03-2016 06:59 PM
  13. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    For the most part I leave them open but then sometimes I get annoyed by how many are open and close them all
    11-03-2016 08:30 PM
  14. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    I never close an app unless it's acting up. iOS handles memory quite well on its own. Actually, closing out apps can hurt battery life because your phone has to reload an app every time you use it rather than simply calling it back up from the background.
    Was going to say this. Especially if those apps load in the background for notifications, etc. They're going to just use more resources to restart. iOS will hibernate and prioritize apps as needed.
    11-03-2016 09:00 PM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    Ill join that OCD club. Always close any App thats open when I'm finished using it. don't want my battery to drain unnecessarily
    It takes more battery to reopen the closed app than it does to keep it in a suspended state. You're fighting yourself
    11-04-2016 06:18 AM
  16. prithvi64's Avatar
    As my phone was freezing frequently while using phone & contacts app so started closing opened apps. Now, I understand, no need to close, multitasking takes care it automatically.
    11-04-2016 06:47 AM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Closing all apps to save battery is a myth. The multitasking tray was put there by Apple for...well, multitasking. It's so you can easily switch from one app to another. Most apps sitting in multitasking are doing nothing. They're in a suspended state. And when one "runs" in the background, it usually doesn't do it for long. Most only do so a minute or less. Apps need to do that so they work as we want them to. You're shorting your apps when you swipe them out for no reason. They then have to work extra hard, using even more resources unnecessarily. Just leave them be. I promise they won't eat your battery or do anything that hurts your phone. Swiping them all out is a waste of time. That said, if an app is misbehaving in some way, then swipe it out to fix it. Otherwise, leave the apps alone and let them perform for you.
    11-04-2016 07:30 AM
  18. Tartarus's Avatar
    I don't close my apps, except for navigation apps.
    Like Ledsteplin said closing apps limits the working of apps and shortens battery life when you close them and often start the same apps.
    11-04-2016 07:37 AM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    Leaving apps in multitasking does not drain your battery. It takes more battery to open them when you need them.
    It only matters when you have a misbehaving app then closing it can save significant battery. Not sure if this has been fixed but it was an issue on previous iPhones with certain apps
    11-04-2016 10:21 AM
  20. jlgraham's Avatar
    I leave all apps running and just let iOS manage background activities. I only "close" an app if my phone is acting up, or if an app freezes/glitches.

    The only exception is Snapchat, which I alway swipe away, as I've noticed (from the battery menu) that it is very active in the background when not in use. So to save battery, I always close it when not in use.
    11-04-2016 03:09 PM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I leave all apps running and just let iOS manage background activities. I only "close" an app if my phone is acting up, or if an app freezes/glitches.

    The only exception is Snapchat, which I alway swipe away, as I've noticed (from the battery menu) that it is very active in the background when not in use. So to save battery, I always close it when not in use.
    Turn Background App Refresh on for Snapchat and it will be more efficient. They don't run in the background just to use battery. They actually don't use that much. A rogue app might, or one that misbehaves in some way. I did that with Facebook for a while. Then discovered it made no difference with my battery. The main battery killers with apps are location services and push notifications, not running in the background.
    11-04-2016 08:19 PM
  22. iphoneenthusiast1989's Avatar
    I close the ones that get only occasional usage. Otherwise apps like Tapatalk Pro, Messenger, iMessage, Facebook, Twitter, Mail and others all stay open unless they are acting up. It helps keep the app switcher a bit cleaner and easier to look through.
    What is Tapatalk? I see a lot people mentioning it all the time.
    11-04-2016 08:32 PM
  23. iphoneenthusiast1989's Avatar
    Closing all apps to save battery is a myth. The multitasking tray was put there by Apple for...well, multitasking. It's so you can easily switch from one app to another. Most apps sitting in multitasking are doing nothing. They're in a suspended state. And when one "runs" in the background, it usually doesn't do it for long. Most only do so a minute or less. Apps need to do that so they work as we want them to. You're shorting your apps when you swipe them out for no reason. They then have to work extra hard, using even more resources unnecessarily. Just leave them be. I promise they won't eat your battery or do anything that hurts your phone. Swiping them all out is a waste of time. That said, if an app is misbehaving in some way, then swipe it out to fix it. Otherwise, leave the apps alone and let them perform for you.
    Ur exactly correct! 👍😁
    11-04-2016 08:33 PM
  24. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    What is Tapatalk? I see a lot people mentioning it all the time.
    Tapatalk is a unified forum app. You can log into all of your forums in one app.
    11-04-2016 08:49 PM
  25. bennu901's Avatar
    Do you keep a bunch of apps running in the background or do you always close them out?

    I guess its my OCD but I'm constantly closing apps and never have any running in the background.

    Looked at my wife's phone last night and she had a million apps running in the background.
    Felt a little sick after seeing that.
    Lmao me all day it drives me crazy to see my wife have 10 apps open and 15 webpage tabs
    11-04-2016 10:17 PM
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