1. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Is it better to leave the apps alone in the background rather than swiping up on them to get rid of them in the background. What do you gurus think?
    p3t3rPan likes this.
    10-12-2016 09:20 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Leave it alone. Force closing and opening an app uses more battery than the other way around.
    John Yester and p3t3rPan like this.
    10-12-2016 09:25 AM
  3. Truman82's Avatar
    I think it only shows screenshots of the app in the recents?
    10-12-2016 09:30 AM
  4. John Yester's Avatar
    Leave it alone. Force closing and opening an app uses more battery than the other way around.
    yup yup
    Tartarus likes this.
    10-12-2016 10:39 AM
  5. Craig's Avatar
    I often close them, if for no other reason that seeing all of them there increase my OCD. If I opened something like IMDB and know I am not using it again for 10-days I close it. I don't like seeing 40 items open on my phone. I never run lower than 60% on a busy day. So for me, they're gone!
    Tartarus likes this.
    10-12-2016 01:32 PM
  6. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    Little bit off from the topic .... will my home button damaged if I clicked too many times (frequent switch up from one apps to apps - not fond of assistibe touch)
    10-12-2016 01:36 PM
  7. Craig's Avatar
    Little bit off from the topic .... will my home button damaged if I clicked too many times (frequent switch up from one apps to apps - not fond of assistibe touch)
    Anything is possible, but I have never seen that happen personally.
    Hendri Hendri likes this.
    10-12-2016 01:46 PM
  8. Tartarus's Avatar
    Little bit off from the topic .... will my home button damaged if I clicked too many times (frequent switch up from one apps to apps - not fond of assistibe touch)
    It's tested to last for a very very long time. If you press it with normal force there is nothing to be afraid of.
    Hendri Hendri likes this.
    10-12-2016 04:27 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Closing apps for no reason makes no sense. I only close out an app if it misbehaves. Launching a closed app takes more resources than if you had left it open. The reason they are there in multitasking is for...well multitasking! Lol
    10-12-2016 04:53 PM
  10. doogald's Avatar
    Closing apps for no reason makes no sense. I only close out an app if it misbehaves. Launching a closed app takes more resources than if you had left it open. The reason they are there in multitasking is for...well multitasking! Lol
    I open the official twitter app maybe once every week to three weeks. If I do open it, I generally swipe it closed when I'm done. The same goes for the Facebook Messenger app (which usually happens when i accidentally press the stupid icon in the Facebook app.) I swipe that stupid thing closed every time. (I keep the app because, once in a great while, somebody actually sends me a message.) The Google+ app - same thing.

    Other than that, it's rare that I swipe close an app from the multitask screen.
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    10-12-2016 05:00 PM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I open the official twitter app maybe once every week to three weeks. If I do open it, I generally swipe it closed when I'm done. The same goes for the Facebook Messenger app (which usually happens when i accidentally press the stupid icon in the Facebook app.) I swipe that stupid thing closed every time. (I keep the app because, once in a great while, somebody actually sends me a message.) The Google+ app - same thing.

    Other than that, it's rare that I swipe close an app from the multitask screen.
    LOL! I kept Facebook closed a while when they were having so much problems with battery eating. Google+ wanted location services on all the time. I finally deleted it. Never liked it much anyways.
    10-12-2016 07:30 PM
  12. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Is it better to leave the apps alone in the background rather than swiping up on them to get rid of them in the background. What do you gurus think?

    Leave them alone. When they're sitting there like that they're cached and in a suspended state. They do not use the battery or any system resources. Leave them there and allow the operating system to handle them the way Apple intended.
    10-12-2016 08:25 PM
  13. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Would you swipe up after you get so many opened after while
    10-12-2016 08:53 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Would you swipe up after you get so many opened after while
    No. Why would I? Most apps sitting in multitasking are not doing anything. The number makes no difference. I don't ever think about it. I rarely go to multitasking. Only when an app is misbehaving.
    iOS manages that really well. You need do nothing.
    Rob Phillips and scruffypig like this.
    10-12-2016 09:08 PM
  15. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    No. Why would I? Most apps sitting in multitasking are not doing anything. The number makes no difference. I don't ever think about it. I rarely go to multitasking. Only when an app is misbehaving.
    iOS manages that really well. You need do nothing.
    Agreed. I swipe up when an app is acting funny but very rarely for any other reason.
    10-12-2016 09:11 PM
  16. jianrong's Avatar
    Same... only swipe up if an app run wild.
    10-13-2016 07:15 AM
  17. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    Would you swipe up after you get so many opened after while
    Yes, too many apps will make me dificult to switch app
    Brian W1 likes this.
    10-13-2016 07:26 AM
  18. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Yes, too many apps will make me dificult to switch app
    You can still open the app from the home screen and, let's face it, you're not typically going to be switching between more than a couple of apps at any given time.
    10-13-2016 12:14 PM
  19. Tartarus's Avatar
    It's a way to preserve information of the app in the memory of the device. It's not a quick access solution
    10-13-2016 12:21 PM
  20. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Is it better to leave the apps alone in the background rather than swiping up on them to get rid of them in the background. What do you gurus think?
    I only answer this question in one way now. If you want to leave them just running in the background, it's okay for the phone. If you like to get rid of them every once in a while, then that is also okay. Just comes down to preference.
    10-13-2016 03:03 PM
  21. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    You can still open the app from the home screen and, let's face it, you're not typically going to be switching between more than a couple of apps at any given time.
    Maye it depends on our user behaviour, I do switch between app while "playing" with my phone

    Usually I switch between mail, imore, music, facebook, browser, instagram or sometimes even game


    It's a way to preserve information of the app in the memory of the device. It's not a quick access solution

    Then i was mistaken for the mutlitasking feature all this time
    10-13-2016 11:50 PM
  22. Tartarus's Avatar
    Maye it depends on our user behaviour, I do switch between app while "playing" with my phone
    Then i was mistaken for the mutlitasking feature all this time
    I only use it as a quick access solution for apps I've been using previously before the current one.
    Switching back to the last or the one before that is manageable, but to have to scroll back 5-6 or more apps is just not as convenient as pressing home and tapping that app.

    I guess it all comes down to user preference.
    10-14-2016 06:28 AM
  23. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Then i was mistaken for the mutlitasking feature all this time

    You're not mistaken. Because the apps are cached, you can quickly pick up where you left off. That's what allows you to multitask.

    "You can quickly switch from one app to another on your iOS device. When you switch back, you can pick up right where you left off." [Source]
    10-18-2016 07:07 PM
  24. Devhux's Avatar
    I found when I was playing Pokmon Go, I had to swipe up to close it. Otherwise it wouldn't refresh properly when I reopened it.
    10-19-2016 02:47 AM
  25. Sherry_B's Avatar
    I found when I was playing Pokmon Go, I had to swipe up to close it. Otherwise it wouldn't refresh properly when I reopened it.

    That sounds like a bug. I would report it to the app developers. Also try uninstalling the app and reinstalling.
    10-22-2016 08:53 AM

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