1. willthetech's Avatar
    So i just noticed that when i restart or power off my iphone 4 and then power it back up all the apps that were running before the restart are still listed on the fast app switch screen. is this normal?
    07-31-2010 04:29 PM
  2. lungho's Avatar
    This is very much normal. I only wished there were a faster way to close these apps instead of holding down the icon for a few secs.
    07-31-2010 06:32 PM
  3. isaac65's Avatar
    They're not acutually running. Don't worry about it. The fast app switcher is more like a quick way to access the last apps you used. If they are running in the background you will see an icon in the task bar like the play icon you see when the iPod app is playing. Otherwise it will just leave the app in a saved state.
    07-31-2010 07:15 PM
  4. spangler07#IM's Avatar
    but don't they still use up memory?
    07-31-2010 07:18 PM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    Nope. They're not running, so no memory.
    07-31-2010 07:43 PM
  6. ebedoun's Avatar
    I've used windows mobile and blackberry. I much prefer Apple's form of multitasking over both of those.
    08-01-2010 01:00 AM
  7. DataCentre's Avatar
    I know that We Rule and Bejeweled run the in background unless you remove it from the multi-tray.
    08-01-2010 02:00 AM
  8. OKCChuck's Avatar
    This is very much normal. I only wished there were a faster way to close these apps instead of holding down the icon for a few secs.
    Really that lazy than to hold them down and rapid tap for about five seconds? You're not going to miss anything in those five seconds. trust me.
    08-01-2010 02:56 AM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    If the apps are in a saved state then they have to be "saved" some where. I had about 40 apps in the tray the other day and some apps started crashing on my iP4 for the first time. I was assuming these apps are in saved state on the flash memory and not the RAM but after opening more and trying it seems like they are using RAM to me.
    08-01-2010 09:05 AM
  10. cardfan's Avatar
    I think apple missed something that i noticed while using a Pre for about a year and following along in the forums.

    People LIKE to close apps easily and not leave them running. Yeah i know..its saved state. But people don't care about that distinction. When you're done with an app, you're done. It needs to disappear. And Palm made it fun to close them by just "swooshing" them away.

    Others would chime in saying leave those apps open. You got a Pre, it's multitasking. You CAN leave them open. But most don't do that. It's a weird mentality.

    Personally, i feel let down by apple's version of multitasking. It sucks. Not for the reasons above but because it isn't true multitasking. And it relies on 3rd party dev's updating their apps. It's inconsistent. It doesn't "just work" and is unlike Apple. Where copy n paste was well implemented after apple taking their sweet time, multitasking just isn't..even after apple took their sweet time.

    I can't say anymore what apple does, it does well. Because that's not true. Apple threw out the 3GS design and changed the hardware. They need to do something like that with iOS because unlike the 3GS design, this does need fixing..at least where multitasking and notifications are concerned.
    Last edited by cardfan; 08-01-2010 at 10:22 AM.
    08-01-2010 10:14 AM
  11. awtryau89's Avatar
    I say wait for Jailbreak. I am sure there will be some enterprising developer that will have a very cool way to kill all tasks.
    08-01-2010 11:23 AM
  12. lungho's Avatar
    Really that lazy than to hold them down and rapid tap for about five seconds? You're not going to miss anything in those five seconds. trust me.
    Well in that five seconds I waste closing apps could be spent doing other things.....like replying to smartasses like you....
    08-01-2010 02:51 PM
  13. OKCChuck's Avatar
    Well in that five seconds I waste closing apps could be spent doing other things.....like replying to smartasses like you....
    Yeah, your time is easily spent closing your apps that you're complaining about on a message board.
    08-01-2010 03:39 PM
  14. chobbs1's Avatar
    Uh oh! This thread is getting ugly

    The only part about how apple has implemented this "multitasking" that I don't like is not being able to close all the apps very easily.
    Last edited by chobbs1; 08-01-2010 at 04:13 PM.
    08-01-2010 04:10 PM
  15. spades1412's Avatar
    Theres really no need to "close" them.
    08-01-2010 09:09 PM
  16. lungho's Avatar
    Yeah, time for this thread to be closed.
    08-01-2010 09:51 PM
  17. Jeremy's Avatar
    You asked for it - thread closed.
    08-01-2010 09:54 PM
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