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How iOS multitasking really works

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:24 am
by bluesky
From Macworld online, Jan.4, 2012...

There’s one bit of iOS misinformation that I keep hearing. Even supposedly authoritative sources such as Apple Geniuses don’t seem to get it. It has to do with how multitasking works in iOS.

Here’s the statement I keep hearing, and it’s wrong:
"All those apps in the multitasking bar on your iOS device are currently active and slowing it down, filling the device’s memory or using up your battery. To maximise performance and battery life, you should kill them all manually."

Read the full article here...
http://www.macworld.com/article/1164616 ... works.html

Re: How iOS multitasking really works

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:56 am
by Stephen Hart
That is explained properly in some articles I've read. It's also important to know that you can quit and restart an app using the multitasking bar. We just had to do this with the New Yorker app, which wasn't responding correctly.

Sent from my iPhone happily using Verizon's LTE. It's wicked fast.