1. trparky's Avatar
    OK, so after working with several apps the multi-tasking task switcher in iOS gets loaded up with apps. Should I swipe them off the screen thus closing them? Or should I just leave them alone?

    Note: I'm coming from Android to the iOS platform so uh... yeah, I'm not sure if the things I did on Android have to be done on iOS as well.
    02-22-2015 04:07 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Some apps should be closed when not in use... Like those that use GPS in the background... Others you don't have to... No big deal... I always close apps I'm not using... habit.
    Sekelani Zwambila likes this.
    02-22-2015 04:15 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I pretty much never close any apps except those that use background GPS. And I only close those ones because of battery drain.
    02-22-2015 04:45 PM
  4. uno mas's Avatar
    Thanks for the info, I've wondered about this as well.
    02-22-2015 05:28 PM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    Don't close apps.. See this link for further information http://www.scottyloveless.com/blog/2...-battery-drain
    02-22-2015 06:08 PM
  6. Flow39's Avatar
    I close everything but the apps I user frequently. Safari and messages are almost always left open. I do close any apps that use GPS or try to refresh in the background like the others who posted do.
    02-22-2015 06:21 PM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    02-22-2015 07:28 PM
  8. pr1nce's Avatar
    I usually close apps once a day if I don't forget. It's just a habit.
    02-22-2015 07:33 PM
  9. anon8656116's Avatar
    I do close any apps that use GPS or try to refresh in the background like the others who posted do.
    If you turn off background app refresh and set GPS access to “While Using the App” (if available) for these apps then you don’t have to close them either. Apple Maps and Google Maps, for instance, don’t consume any battery once you leave the app, unless they’re still in navigation mode (the blue status bar). Waze on the other hand needs GPS access “Always”. Some apps have been updated to restrict GPS access to active mode only, but not all have.
    02-23-2015 06:10 AM
  10. jianrong's Avatar
    I dont close it either.
    02-23-2015 09:12 AM
  11. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    I don't close those apps which I use on a regular basis. Messages and phone app is something which never gets closed in my case.
    02-23-2015 11:47 AM
  12. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    Echo what several other posters have said, I close the ones that use location services when I'm not using them. At the end of the day, I close everything down.

    This leads to another question; for some apps the location services choices are [U]always, when using, never. Other apps only have two choices, always and never. Because of the battery drain issues other have mentioned, I would like for all apps to have the when using option. Would Apple ever require developers of apps that use location services to build when using feature into their apps?
    02-24-2015 10:01 AM
  13. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I've been told, and have overheard many times at The Apple Genius Bar that it is unnecessary, or to a point detrimental to force close the Apps in the recently used menu on a regular basis. They've explained that iOS manages Apps, and memory very well. Unless you are experiencing a issue with an App, to leave well enough alone, and let iOS do it's job ...
    02-24-2015 10:31 AM
  14. anon8656116's Avatar
    This leads to another question; for some apps the location services choices are [U]always, when using, never. Other apps only have two choices, always and never. Because of the battery drain issues other have mentioned, I would like for all apps to have the when using option. Would Apple ever require developers of apps that use location services to build when using feature into their apps?
    It’s not that easy. There are legitimate use cases for “Always”. I agree that some apps should use “While Using” when it’s not necessary, but there are reasons for doing it that might not be obvious immediately. Take OneDrive, for example. It uses GPS as a trigger to kickstart the background uploading of photos. By design, iOS applications can’t run extended background processing on their own, but there are some tricks to get around it, GPS and push triggers being two of the more common ones. As a result, OneDrive is triggered whenever the app receives GPS input, thereby allowing it to check for new photos and uploading them before the system suspends the app again.
    Coachbulldog likes this.
    02-24-2015 10:45 AM
  15. Pale Wraith's Avatar
    Unless I'm tracking down a problem I don't close apps. I find it's better to manage Background App Refresh and Location Services.
    02-24-2015 10:45 AM
  16. jianrong's Avatar
    I usually just press home button and leave them paused in background. I turn off all refresh except for weather app with location on.

    When any app having problem then i double home to swipe that app up to bin.
    02-24-2015 09:59 PM
  17. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I don't bother closing any and never have on any iPhone I have ever used.
    02-25-2015 12:18 AM
  18. BoB16731's Avatar
    Great read thanks
    02-25-2015 07:18 AM
  19. Wotchered's Avatar
    I always close apps out every couple of days (all apps) not only because it's a habit but because if you don't, it takes forever trying to find the app you want in the bottom toolbar.
    02-25-2015 11:23 AM
  20. anon8656116's Avatar
    I always close apps out every couple of days (all apps) not only because it's a habit but because if you don't, it takes forever trying to find the app you want in the bottom toolbar.
    That’s what the home screen is for. ;-P
    02-26-2015 07:47 AM
  21. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Thats what the home screen is for. ;-P
    Plus, when you have trouble finding an app, use spotlight to search for it. Saves time and it works.
    Not Quite Right likes this.
    02-26-2015 07:57 AM
  22. caymangt4's Avatar
    useful
    02-28-2015 02:41 PM
  23. fredriks's Avatar
    Never close any apps and don't have any battery issues


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    02-28-2015 03:25 PM
  24. ajl's Avatar
    I close almost every app after I'm done using it, like others have said, just habit.
    02-28-2015 04:40 PM

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