Force killing the apps is one habit that we all have, be it a geek or a noob. It’s really easy for us to just swipe away the apps thinking that it would boost our phone’s speed. But that’s not the case, potentially millions of people are wasting time, battery and finger energy on an entirely unnecessary and perhaps unhelpful exercise, every single day. Many experts say that its really useless to force close apps by simply double tapping the home button and then flicking the apps up and away – despite the fact that it is common practice.
The modern smartphone OS is smart enough to optimise all its background activities to churn out the maximum from your phone, be it iOS or Android.
John Gruber wrote: “The iOS system is designed so that none of the above justifications for force quitting are true, Apps in the background are effectively “frozen”, severely limiting what they can do in the background and freeing up the RAM they were using. iOS is really, really good at this”.
It is to be noted that unfreezing a frozen app takes up way less CPU (and energy) than relaunching an app that had been force quit. Not only does force quitting your apps not help, it actually hurts. Your battery life will be worse and it will take much longer to switch apps if you force quit apps in the background.”
When an app is force closed it means that it needs to start its operations from zero which in turn eats more power and stress outs the CPU.
There are some times that it’s helpful or even necessary to force apps to quit, and that’s presumably why Apple leaves the feature in the iPhone. The same thing applies to Android phones also.
In short, the smartphones are way more smart in managing its resources than you would expect!!!
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