Ever wondered what will happen if one day you’ll decide to close down all background apps running on you iPhone? Absolutely nothing, according to Apple. Closing applications will not prologue the battery’s life as other users might think.
Recently, it would seem that Apple had a lot of explaining to do. But, instead of relying on the automated response service, Apple’s own Tim Cook offered a swift and prompt answer to the burning question regarding iPhone’s battery.
Before that, Apple’s service has been assaulted by a barrage of issues regarding ways to improve the life of the battery. One of the most popular questions, according to their surveys, was about force-shutting down the device.
Many users asked Apple’s service if force-shutting down the applications running in the background will improve the battery’s capacity.
So, instead of waiting for the bot to provide an answer to their questions, Apple’s fans were regaled with a response from Tim Cook, the company’s CEO.
Craig Federighi, chief of the iOS division speaking on behalf of the ever-busy CEO, said that the issue is a dead-end. This means that force-shutting down the application works wonders on nonresponsive applications or on apps that eat away too much RAM memory, but it won’t do any good when it comes to the device’s battery.
Moreover, Federighi also pointed out in his statement, that the force-shutting down procedure is generally considered a last-resort option for frozen applications that continue to consume physical and logical resources.
According to Apple’s official page, the method can also be employed if the application misbehaves.
All in all, Federighi, the big man when it comes to iOS architecture said that swiping up a bunch of applications won’t do you any good if improving the battery’s life is what you’re looking for.
He also stressed out that the procedure involved in shutting down applications is pretty handy when it comes to resuming recent apps or review the user’s access history. Other than that, the feature is pretty much useless.
And, as Federinghi/Cook said, it almost useless to use the feature to swipe up a couple of apps if the GPS still runs in the background.
Well, it would seem that the users got the answer to their burning question, although no one expected a high-ranking staff member to be the messenger.
Meanwhile, Apple is working on an app that could show you what apps consume the most battery. That way, you could potentially shut them down safely, thus winning a couple of more minutes.