Does resetting an iPhone close all the apps?

I've been told that resetting an iPhone closes all the apps, but they're all still there when I bring up the multitasking bar.

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 18, 2013 at 07:27

You mean "rebooting"?! Turn off and on again? It closes all apps and resets the RAM. What you see in the task-switch bar are merely snapshots of your recent activity. Those are not actively running apps. Most iOS apps kill themselves after some time in the background.

So, yes: when you feel your phone is getting sluggish, rebooting can help.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 18, 2013 at 07:31

PS: to clear the multitask bar, bring it up by double clicking the Home button. Then tap AND HOLD ONE of the open apps until the icons wobble and hit the "x" (I'm talking about the icons in the taskswitchbar! It's different from deleting icons on the home screen)


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