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eyalzilb

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Hey,

Does anybody know of an app that is capable of closing all open apps, instead of closing them the usual way as in the picture?

Thanks!
Eyal

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However comma on a stock or non jailbroken iPhone no there is no way to close all the apps at once. The ony way to close them is as described in your photo.
 

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How would you classify such an app, as a task manager ;)

Even I don't run such apps any longer. But as with many things in fashion, the old is the new, new.

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Hey,

Does anybody know of an app that is capable of closing all open apps, instead of closing them the usual way as in the picture?

Thanks!
Eyal

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With the exception of turn by turn navigation apps like Navigon and music streaming apps like Pandora, closing them is not necessary. Just try to ignore them and think of it more as a quick task switcher than a multitasking dock. The apps aren't really running; the recently used ones are in a frozen state and the others are completely closed. They don't use any CPU and they use a very, very small amount of RAM and battery.

You can close them all at once with the app that was mentioned post #2 if you're phone is jailbroken, but doing so is a waste of time, IMO. If closing them did have a significant impact on performance or battery life, I can pretty much guarantee you that Apple would have included a kill all apps at once feature. Battery life and performance is extremely important to Apple and the reason is took them so long to implement the feature was that they had to find a way for it to not cause the problems that are inherent to multitasking (battery drain and resource consumption). The solution was to put the apps in a frozen state rather than keep them truly running.

If you're interested in keeping your phone running optimally, the best thing you can do is reboot it once a day.
 

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I know my iPhone 4 slows to a crawl when too many apps--nearly all inactive--are still in memory taking up RAM. Killing them all is very helpful to me and the speed and memory increase after doing so are dramatic. I am often down below 30MB of free RAM and at that point the iPhone is extremely slow. (I doubt battery life is affected too much though).

So I have RemoveBG to quickly get my speed and RAM back to usable levels. What I don't like, however, is that it removes the apps from the recently used apps list too. So if I have the time I use the Processes feature of SBSettings to kill open apps. This removes them from RAM but not the recently used apps list.

Oh one other thing... I have often seen iOS shut down my GPS app when it is still actively navigating. Indeed I need to keep checking active processes because Navigon has been killed while other, inactive, apps are left in memory. This is a major pain as if I don't know Navigon was removed from memory I may--and have--miss a turn-by-turn notification.

I think iOS multitasking generally works well, but it is far from perfect. It leaves things in memory that have not been touched in days, closes apps it should not, and generally is not as "smart" as what I would normally expect from Apple.

Disclaimer: I am obviously jailbroken so that could be part of the problem. I also have the Backgrounder app on my iPhone 4--but not on my iPad which is also jailbroken. Even though I have Backgrounder set to use iOS backgrounding as its default on the iPhone 4 my iPad seems much better at handling open apps--and the iPad is iPad 1 so has half the RAM as the iPhone 4. I'm thinking of removing Backgrounder.

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I suspect it's backgrounder and/or the jailbreak itself. The iPhone manages its own memory very well. I never force quit all apps and I've haven't experienced the problem you're describing. Also, for those who are stock, you can achieve the same results with a reboot. Daily is best. The apps will still show up in the task switcher, but they won't be active and your free RAM will increase.
 

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yes rebooting helps of course... but my Windows PC boots faster than my iPhone 4 ugh. Then when it does reboot 50% of the time it is in safe mode and springboard has to restart. I'm going to start zapping Cydia apps that I can do without. If it came down to it all I really need is BiteSMS and MyWi. I think if I can get down to not needing Mobile Substrate I will do better. Just not liking the pig that my iPhone 4 has turned into :(.

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Wow, that sucks. I just timed mine and it only took 63 seconds. Mine does occasionally reboot into safe mode as well; I'm guessing roughly one out of every twenty five reboots, but I do have lots of Cydia apps/tweaks and themes.

I'd try it without Backgrounder. I abandoned it long ago since it was buggy on 4.x and I found I could get by with stock multitasking just fine. I was very resistent to it at first (thought it was too dumbed down and didn't allow for any customization or user control), but SwitcherMod added pretty much everything I need and I'm happy with it now.
 

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yes rebooting helps of course... but my Windows PC boots faster than my iPhone 4 ugh. Then when it does reboot 50% of the time it is in safe mode and springboard has to restart. I'm going to start zapping Cydia apps that I can do without. If it came down to it all I really need is BiteSMS and MyWi. I think if I can get down to not needing Mobile Substrate I will do better. Just not liking the pig that my iPhone 4 has turned into :(.
Michael
You forgot to mention SBsettings as a must have ;)
My 3GS isn't that slow, but it amazes me the decrease in ram from apps in the background. Give me Bitesms & sbsettings and I could probably live without a jailbreak.
 

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Wow, that sucks. I just timed mine and it only took 63 seconds. Mine does occasionally reboot into safe mode as well; I'm guessing roughly one out of every twenty five reboots, but I do have lots of Cydia apps/tweaks and themes.

I'd try it without Backgrounder. I abandoned it long ago since it was buggy on 4.x and I found I could get by with stock multitasking just fine. I was very resistent to it at first (thought it was too dumbed down and didn't allow for any customization or user control), but SwitcherMod added pretty much everything I need and I'm happy with it now.
Yes I am for sure deleting backgrounder. Maybe I will start with just that and see how it goes. I didn't want to get into a marathon tweaking session on 4.x with 5.x so close now. :)

Michael
 

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I like having some of my apps open. When I go to use then it makes it faster. Like your camera. Going from the standby mode is a lot quicker than starting the app up every time.
 

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You forgot to mention SBsettings as a must have ;)
My 3GS isn't that slow, but it amazes me the decrease in ram from apps in the background. Give me Bitesms & sbsettings and I could probably live without a jailbreak.
While I definitely agree about SBSettings, it needs Mobile Substrate. I had this feeling Mobile Substrate was an issue because of the safe mode issue. But as I wrote above I am going to start by just getting rid of Backgrounder. Fingers crossed that it helps…. :)

Michael