1. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Lmao me all day it drives me crazy to see my wife have 10 apps open and 15 webpage tabs
    I have 99 apps sitting in my multitasking. It's no big deal. Most are just there doing nothing. Why would 10 apps in your wife's multitasking bother you? They're supposed to be there.
    11-04-2016 10:58 PM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    Lmao me all day it drives me crazy to see my wife have 10 apps open and 15 webpage tabs
    That's nothing
    11-05-2016 06:57 AM
  3. ealvnv's Avatar
    I always closed apps when I was done using them because I thought having them up running drains the battery faster (expecially ones that use GPS locations)etc.
    You control that using Background App Refresh settings.
    11-05-2016 01:05 PM
  4. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I just wish there was a way to close them all at once.
    11-05-2016 05:53 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    I leave all apps running and just let iOS manage background activities. I only "close" an app if my phone is acting up, or if an app freezes/glitches.

    The only exception is Snapchat, which I alway swipe away, as I've noticed (from the battery menu) that it is very active in the background when not in use. So to save battery, I always close it when not in use.
    I think social media apps in general can be battery intensive in the background
    11-05-2016 09:25 PM
  6. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    I think social media apps in general can be battery intensive in the background
    Absolutely. But the only way to solve this is to uninstall them. Closing them will only make them use more resources to restart.
    11-05-2016 09:42 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I think social media apps in general can be battery intensive in the background
    Only if you want them to be. What makes them use so much are push notifications and location services. Turn those off for them and they'll do better.
    11-06-2016 01:12 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I always closed apps when I was done using them because I thought having them up running drains the battery faster (expecially ones that use GPS locations). But now I might leave a few running since folks are saying IOS handles apps pretty well and automatically closes older apps etc.
    How do you know which ones are running? They need to do that. They don't use as much battery as you think. What causes apps to use a lot of battery are push notifications and location services. Most apps sitting in multitasking are not doing anything. They stay in a suspended state.
    11-06-2016 01:14 PM
  9. jarnold96's Avatar
    I always leave apps running in the background until I notice my laptop getting noticeably slower haha, probably not the best idea but I just like having things open for the convenience of accessing them much easier.
    11-06-2016 04:34 PM
  10. khkeet's Avatar
    I never close an app unless it's acting up. iOS handles memory quite well on its own. Actually, closing out apps can hurt battery life because your phone has to reload an app every time you use it rather than simply calling it back up from the background.
    I don't usually close them, but every once and a while I will realize there are 15+ apps opened, and will close them all. But if what Rob says about battery life for re-opening is true, that is an excellent reason to keep them opened!
    11-07-2016 07:25 PM
  11. mrjayviper's Avatar
    most of the time I leave them running in the background but once in awhile, I close them
    11-08-2016 03:42 AM
  12. FaisDogg's Avatar
    First screenshot with some apps running in background, second with all closed.
    Compare RAM usage and CPU. Btw I usually close apps.
    11-08-2016 05:10 AM
  13. Tartarus's Avatar
    First screenshot with some apps running in background, second with all closed.
    Compare RAM usage and CPU. Btw I usually close apps. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...65be4c17a8.pnghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...96c8155ad2.png
    I compared. What conclusion do I have to make?
    All I see is more free ram in the second screenshot.
    11-08-2016 05:16 AM
  14. darius_robin's Avatar
    I close them every time I switch off my ipad
    11-08-2016 05:47 AM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    Absolutely. But the only way to solve this is to uninstall them. Closing them will only make them use more resources to restart.
    I mean close them when they go wild. As in the phone getting warm even with screen off. In this instance, closing the app would save resources. Normally though I never close any apps.
    11-08-2016 07:52 AM
  16. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    First screenshot with some apps running in background, second with all closed.
    Compare RAM usage and CPU. Btw I usually close apps. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...65be4c17a8.pnghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...96c8155ad2.png
    What widgets are those?
    Will the batteries widget not show up without the watch connected?
    11-08-2016 08:25 AM
  17. Quang Tran3's Avatar
    What widgets are those?
    Will the batteries widget not show up without the watch connected?
    Battery widget is available when there's a 2nd Bluetooth device.
    11-08-2016 09:36 AM
  18. FaisDogg's Avatar
    What widgets are those?
    Will the batteries widget not show up without the watch connected?
    The top one is from an app called "Vidgets", batteries widget only shows up when it needs to display batteries of more than one devices. battery displays on the top only when it's the only thing to display, kinda makes sense.
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    11-08-2016 01:21 PM
  19. serglb's Avatar
    I keep mine open because I have background refresh on for certain apps.
    11-08-2016 04:03 PM
  20. dpham00's Avatar
    What widgets are those?
    Will the batteries widget not show up without the watch connected?
    You don't really need it for just the phone since it is on the top bar. It works with phone plus watch plus Bluetooth earphones too

    11-09-2016 07:39 PM
  21. jlgraham's Avatar
    Turn Background App Refresh on for Snapchat and it will be more efficient. They don't run in the background just to use battery. They actually don't use that much. A rogue app might, or one that misbehaves in some way. I did that with Facebook for a while. Then discovered it made no difference with my battery. The main battery killers with apps are location services and push notifications, not running in the background.

    Interesting... I do currently have background refresh turned off for Snapchat, so I may give this a try, but do you have more info as to how turning ON background app refresh will help Snapchat to be more efficient?

    I started force closing Snapchat months ago (IIRC iMore recommended doing so) after I found it was consistently using more battery than seemed OK given my usage of the app. Since I've started force closing it, the percentage of battery it uses has stayed down, and I haven't noticed any problems with it misbehaving (i.e. missing notifications, etc).

    I understand they don't run in the background JUST to use battery, that would be ridiculous. I just assumed it was poor programming and/or it was preloading content unnecessarily or something of that nature. I.e. I considered it to be a rogue/misbehaving app.
    11-10-2016 05:09 PM
  22. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I can't sleep if I have apps open in the background.
    11-10-2016 06:52 PM
  23. RHChan84's Avatar
    I leave it alone. If the phone gets laggy, I just reboot.
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    11-10-2016 08:27 PM
  24. frrc21's Avatar
    I never do it either, I just love being able to quickly get back to the app
    11-12-2016 06:52 AM
  25. happyjess's Avatar
    I have to close them! I think it drains the battery when you leave them open but I just do it cause I'm OCD about it
    11-16-2016 10:56 PM
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