1. felloffthetruck'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.
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    11-01-2016 10:29 AM
  2. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    I close them out every night as I'm setting my alarm for the next morning.
    11-01-2016 10:31 AM
  3. YankInDaSouth's Avatar
    I never close background apps ... I am an iOS noob coming from Android, so I don't know if this holds true on iOS, but in Android the system handles the background apps as needed. In other words, it will automatically "close" the older apps as more resources are needed for foreground apps, I'd imagine iOS works similar to this. Constantly closing apps could be more taxing for the device because every time you open an app it's starting from scratch again. So, if you have apps you use routinely it's probably best to let them run in the background - 1) they'll likely load faster for you and 2) it may save some juice.

    Again, I am an iOS NOOB! So please, if I am wrong someone feel free to correct me.
    11-01-2016 10:39 AM
  4. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Oh I close them as soon as I'm done using them haha!
    OCD obliges
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    11-01-2016 11:21 AM
  5. Truman82's Avatar
    No I'm not closing them as it isn't needed in iOS.
    11-01-2016 11:33 AM
  6. dannejanne's Avatar
    Never ever. It's most often more counter productive than what you may think to keep closing apps manually. I would advice not thinking about it at all.
    11-01-2016 11:34 AM
  7. MizWylie's Avatar
    I close them for the joy of doing it. Swipe. Swipe. Swipe.
    11-01-2016 11:44 AM
  8. Rob Phillips'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.
    11-01-2016 11:57 AM
  9. 1dtbrown's Avatar
    How do iOS apps get updates if you do not close them.

    I am new here as well.
    11-01-2016 12:35 PM
  10. decypher44's Avatar
    Whether I need to or not, I close my apps immediately after I'm done with them. It's just "automatic" with me.
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    11-01-2016 02:31 PM
  11. kataran's Avatar
    iOS is very resourceful. It's not needed and time consuming to close apps after use
    11-01-2016 02:34 PM
  12. Quis89'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.
    This.
    11-01-2016 02:53 PM
  13. Jcblack3310's Avatar
    I close mine when I am done using them. Seems to help with battery life and the fluidity of the device.
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    11-01-2016 02:57 PM
  14. TLD1's Avatar
    Those who say closing apps is pointless, and not at all needed with iOS are absolutely correct. Closing out apps on iOS is pointless because they run apart from the OS...not in conjunction with.
    11-01-2016 03:07 PM
  15. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    How do iOS apps get updates if you do not close them.

    I am new here as well.
    It just happens.
    11-01-2016 03:14 PM
  16. TheLegoJoker's Avatar
    I never close mine but my wife and our kids always close theirs. They act like I'm some kind of villain because I don't close them. My wife will pick up my phone occasionally and close them out like she's helping me, only to shame me by saying "33 apps open! That's terrible!" 😂
    11-01-2016 03:55 PM
  17. TripleOne's Avatar
    I never close em up
    11-01-2016 04:19 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    To answer the thread question, I do both. For the most part, I leave opened apps alone and let iOS manage them when I'm done using them, but every other day or so, I manually close them. Why? Because I want to...
    11-01-2016 04:33 PM
  19. YankInDaSouth's Avatar
    I never close mine but my wife and our kids always close theirs. They act like I'm some kind of villain because I don't close them. My wife will pick up my phone occasionally and close them out like she's helping me, only to shame me by saying "33 apps open! That's terrible!"
    LOL ... this made me chuckle
    11-01-2016 04:47 PM
  20. mmohn01's Avatar
    Maybe it's OCD, but I close them out every time unless I'm using multiple apps at the same time.
    11-01-2016 04:51 PM
  21. o4liberty's Avatar
    I close them all day long don't like leaving them open
    11-01-2016 05:49 PM
  22. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I rarely close them unless there are issues. I let the OS manage it.
    11-01-2016 05:59 PM
  23. tech_fan's Avatar
    I always close mine. Same as what I did when I had android.
    11-01-2016 06:12 PM
  24. Damien_Eternal'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.
    11-01-2016 07:54 PM
  25. RHChan84's Avatar
    I don't close them. I leave them open all the time. I did the same thing with Android. Just leave apps running and only a few would drain the battery due to poorly written code for Certain apps
    11-01-2016 08:09 PM
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