1. xMatter's Avatar
    If you do a hard restart on an iOS device, then open up multitasking, your open apps are still there.

    With other platforms, doing a battery pull would clear the open apps. Since iOS devices do not have accessible batteries, we could not test this.

    So with the apps still being open after restating or powering off, it's safe to assume there is something internal doing memory management, like the CMOS battery of a PC.
    tinktink09is likes this.
    12-23-2013 06:23 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've noticed this, too, but there are times when the recently used app list is clear after rebooting. Personally, I close out everything first.
    kataran and EmceeGeek like this.
    12-23-2013 06:53 PM
  3. xMatter's Avatar
    I usually close out all as well, but sometimes for troubleshooting you hear/read instructions to hard reset/reboot. If the apps don't close at that point, it wouldn't seem to help the issue at hand.
    12-23-2013 07:03 PM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    Same here, I close everything before reboot.
    12-23-2013 07:07 PM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    Close everything when I do a backup and download or update an app too
    taz323 likes this.
    12-23-2013 08:03 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    That's because it's a "recently used apps" list not an "open apps" list. They are not actually running or taking up CPU or RAM.
    And that's mostly true even when the phone has been running and not just rebooted. An app in the list (unless it's doing audio, GPS, VoIP, etc) isn't using CPU. It may be in RAM if it was really recently used, but the OS can kick it out of RAM anytime if it needs the RAM for an actively running program.
    Just_Me_D and Tartarus like this.
    12-24-2013 08:33 AM
  7. xMatter's Avatar
    Even so, when powering off any device, it should clear everything and restart with nothing. First troubling steps for computers is to restart to refresh all services and memory.

    For an iPhone, you can restart and power off, but not pull the battery.
    12-24-2013 08:36 AM
  8. tinktink09is's Avatar
    I feel the same way as you. I figure since after doing a hard reset (home button + power button)...all apps still remain in the app drawer. I don't feel like it's actually shutting down. But maybe that's how Apple designed the shut down process for whatever reason. But like you said, when doing a battery pull on other devices, it clears EVERYTHING. In addition, I noticed that even if you close all the apps from the app drawer and do a hard reset, when the phone comes back on...those same apps are back in the app drawer. Kinda puzzling...
    01-14-2014 08:10 PM
  9. xMatter's Avatar
    To further the question, if I do a search in the App Store, then close the app, open App Drawer and officially close the app, when I go back in to the App Store it remains at the same search results.

    I am questioning apps shutting completely down at all and if the multitasking is a gimmick
    01-14-2014 08:37 PM
  10. acerace113's Avatar
    To further the question, if I do a search in the App Store, then close the app, open App Drawer and officially close the app, when I go back in to the App Store it remains at the same search results.

    I am questioning apps shutting completely down at all and if the multitasking is a gimmick
    It saves last "tab" you where using and when it starts up again that's where it continues from.


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    01-17-2014 05:47 PM
  11. xMatter's Avatar
    This is back after the 8.1.2 update. Cool
    12-15-2014 01:03 PM

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