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Close all iOS apps in one go?

Is it possible to close all iOS apps in a one-er?
Upon restarting the iPhone, all apps are still running (having double clicked Home to see running apps). I thought a reboot would've killed them.

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 28, 2012 at 15:27

A reboot DOES kill all your apps. What you see in the task switch bar thingy are just snapshots. Reminders of what you used earlier. After reboot all your RAM's freed up - no matter how many icons you see in the switcher.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 28, 2012 at 16:05

It is stupid there's no way to clear all those icons though, I have a strong dislike for "helpful" things which the user can't disable.

iOS' multitasking is in serious need of an overhaul, it's an absolute pain in the a*se to use. I saw a Cydia thing the other day which much improves the iOS multitasking experience, I'll try and find a link.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 28, 2012 at 16:07

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 28, 2012 at 16:25

It is stupid there's no way to clear all those icons though, I have a strong dislike for "helpful" things which the user can't disable.

iOS' multitasking is in serious need of an overhaul, it's an absolute pain in the a*se to use. I saw a Cydia thing the other day which much improves the iOS multitasking experience, I'll try and find a link.

On the iPad you can swipe between open apps from edge of the screen. No idea why they didn't implement that on the iPhone - though, of course, with jailbreak there's no shortage of alternatives.
I actually got used to the switch bar. But the fact that the homebutton is know to develop defects over time, makes it hardly an ideal solution...

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