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Close applications to maximize battery life. (iPhone tip)

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Wizard

Close applications to maximize battery life. (iPhone tip)

Pressing the home button to exit an application does not close it on the iPhone. It keeps the application running in the background which in turn effect the battery life. Here are the steps the fully close running applications on the iPhone.

  • Double press the home button
  • Tap and hold the icon until you see a minus sign
  • Tap the minus sign to fully close the application.
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Journeyman

Close applications to maximize battery life. (iPhone tip)

Best tip yet.  Thank you!

Journeyman

Close applications to maximize battery life. (iPhone tip)

shouldnt help much, considering apple doesnt allow (most) applications to run in the background... the very few things that are allowed to run generally dont kill battery much...  a few things that are allowd to run in the background are Music and I think some location services (that one might drain some battery) but the majority of applications actually stop processing.

This is the reason why apple did not add a "kill all programs" feature because they have it designed to not really make a difference.

Journeyman

Close applications to maximize battery life. (iPhone tip)

I agree they did not drain the battery just annoying for them to always be there. 

Journeyman

Re: Close applications to maximize battery life. (iPhone tip)

FALSE!  this saves zero battery!

/b

Wizard

Re: Close applications to maximize battery life. (iPhone tip)

Often not necessary, the whole issue isn't that simple:

http://www.macworld.com/article/1164616/how_ios_multitasking_really_works.html

BTW, I have over 50 apps sitting in my drawer with no affect on battery-life.

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