How do you see what is running ?

Just_Me_D

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It is not the same as on an Android device.

"Double clicking on the home button displays a list of recently used apps. These apps are not necessarily actively in use, open, or taking up system resources. They will instantly launch when you return to them. Certain tasks or services can continue to run in the background."

That quote is directly from Apple.
 
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Thanks. I'm surprised there isn't something in the settings. I like having the recently used list, but I also don't want want unneeded apps running. Most apps don't have an exit or close option. Seems you just hit the home button to exit out.

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Thanks. I'm surprised there isn't something in the settings. I like having the recently used list, but I also don't want want unneeded apps running. Most apps don't have an exit or close option. Seems you just hit the home button to exit out.
 

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The reason there is no way to se it is because very few apps CAN run in the background. Most are paused or frozen, aside from apps like navigon, pandora, iPod etc. so the list is usually enough. If only 5 apps can run in the background you don't really need a task manager--just close them out through the app switcher and they will quit.


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The apps you see in the fast app switcher are not actually running.

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The apps you see in the fast app switcher are not actually running.
 

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Unless it's to fix an app that isn't running right, there's no need to remove apps from the app switcher.
 

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Negative. To save battery life one of the tips is to kill apps in the app switcher. You should kill apps you don't need. Or else they will be taking up your ram.
 

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Unless it's to fix an app that isn't running right, there's no need to remove apps from the app switcher.

That's the dogma. Still, I remove everything from the recently used app list. I guess it's a habit left over from my Android days...:)
 

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I religiously remove apps from the switcher.
My wife does not.
Whenever my wife's iPad2 is having any issues, I remove the apps from the switcher and all is well.
She has promised to remember. :)
Good Luck
 

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RAM that isn't used is wasted RAM IMO. I just kill the apps that I feel might be pinging something such as GPS. On newer hardware I haven't ran into an issue where I have to kill a rogue app.
 

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