Myth of force-quitting apps from multitasking tray to conserve battery charge debunked by Apple SVP

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  1. Rafagon

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    One Apple user by the name of Caleb wrote an e-mail to Tim Cook asking to please confirm or deny whether force-quitting apps from the multitasking tray (AKA app switcher) helps conserve battery charge.

    Redmond Pie reports that “[Caleb] didn’t get the reply that he would have wanted from Apple’s enigmatic Tim Cook, but he did get one from one of Apple’s high-ranking executives, Craig Federighi.”

    The site goes on to report that Federighi's answer was a “straight-to-the-point ‘No and No.’ He did append the answer with a little cheeky smiley face, and thanked Caleb ‘for being an Apple customer.’”

    Below are screenshots of Caleb's inquiry and Federighi's reply (via Redmond Pie, via 9to5Mac):

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  2. RoofMonkey

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    @Europa has been telling us this for.... How long now? :D
     
  3. MrMike6by9

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    The guys on The iOS Show (Ep. 290) were discussing this very topic just a few days ago. I'm finding it hard to break my habit though ...

    YMMV
     
  4. Kadelic

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    I don't see myself breaking the habit anytime soon. I've never had issues with battery life, so if I'm making it worse by force quitting apps, I doubt it's hurting battery life by any appreciable amount.
     
  5. Ledsteplin

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    I stopped force quiting all my apps over 2 years ago. It's a waste of time. I only force quit an app if it misbehaves.
     

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