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    A friend of mine never close the apps in the background (except Waze) ,
    she said that shut down the app making a worse battery life because the app out of the phone's RAM.

    is it true? do you close all the apps in the background or leave it alone ?

    *P.S sorry for the dumb question, I'm new with ios.
    04-21-2015 12:27 PM
  2. Bigeric23 said: Best Answer

    First, it's not a dumb question.

    I close every app when I'm done using it. And from personal experience, I can tell you it "can" hurt battery life to leave apps open. However, depending on the application and your settings, your mileage may vary.
  3. Bigeric23's Avatar
    First, it's not a dumb question.

    I close every app when I'm done using it. And from personal experience, I can tell you it "can" hurt battery life to leave apps open. However, depending on the application and your settings, your mileage may vary.
    04-21-2015 12:41 PM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I leave mine open sometimes and it hasn't hurt my device. It varies I suppose on what you leave open.

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
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    04-21-2015 12:59 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Not unless you have a good reason to do so. Like if an app is freezing up. Most apps in the multitasking tray are not "running". They just sit there. Swiping them out for no reason only takes more resources to open them back up. IOS manages RAM quite well.


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    04-21-2015 06:20 PM
  6. zerog46's Avatar
    I never close any of my apps. iOS manages everything pretty good. I've never had a reason to worry as long as there is no issue with a specific app.


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    04-21-2015 09:28 PM
  7. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I have a tendency of closing my apps on a regular basis especially if it's a game that drains battery life. Other than that usual apps like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, nope. I leave them open.


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    04-21-2015 09:37 PM
  8. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I leave open the apps that I frequently use during the day.
    Regardless, I close all apps at night.
    Good Luck
    04-21-2015 10:05 PM
  9. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I leave mine open and it doesn't hurt battery at all. I guess it comes down to personal preference.
    04-21-2015 11:54 PM
  10. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    I kind of do my randomly. Probably a couple of times a week. But i find if I don't my battery life isn't affected.
    04-22-2015 08:47 AM
  11. John Yester's Avatar
    04-22-2015 09:19 AM

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