Monday, February 13, 2012

iPhone Tip

iPhone running a little slow and draining the batter really fast?  Here's a little trick I learned that I'm surprised I didn't know already.  Whenever you open an app, then exit out of it, it's closed, right?  Wrong!  It is still running in the background, and if you have a ton of apps you have used recently, they might be all running, draining your battery life and slowing your phone's processing power down.  Here is how to close the apps manually:  First, double tap the home button at the bottom of your iPhone.  A dock should appear at the bottom with all the apps that are currently running.  You can SWIPE this dock to the right and you might be amazed to see all of the apps you have running in the background.


Next, tap and HOLD one of the apps in that dock, as if you were going to delete some apps.  The open apps will all get a red circle looking symbol with a minus sign in the middle (technical explanation, I know).  See the pic below.



Then, simply tap the apps that you want to close.  And there you have it.  I consider myself to be pretty savvy when it comes to technology and iwhatevers, but this little trick had eluded me.  Hope it helps some of you! Pin It

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