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Easy quitting of multitasking apps in iOS 4
Authored by: gardel on Aug 31, '10 08:08:27AM

If an app appears across the bottom in the multitasking view (when double-clicking the home button), it does not necessarily mean it is running in the background. Apple also shows icons for recently run apps in the multitasking view, including those without background support. Touching the red circled "minus" for such an app simply gets rid of the icon from the view, and does not terminate a background app.



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Easy quitting of multitasking apps in iOS 4
Authored by: conigs on Aug 31, '10 09:22:15AM

Actually, this does affect the background program state. I have to do this occasionally when Mail hangs or is having trouble with displaying content. You can also try it with the iPod app or Pandora. Removing it from the "recent item" bar stops audio from playing. You can also check this against running processes if you have iStat installed.

However, if a program has a traditional saved state (from pre-iOS4 days), it will not be affected. But a fast-app switching saved state might not necessarily be preserved.



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