iPhone Multitasking is something that is designed in a smart way, so that you do not really need to manage whatever is running in the background of your device. The iOS takes the liberty of doing it for you. The operating system decides in which mode the apps should run while inactive and quits apps according to current usage and available resources. Closing apps should therefore only be done manually when encountering issues such as an unresponsive iPhone or frozen apps. When you press the home button, the app moves from Active to Background. Most apps usually then go from Background to Suspended in a matter of seconds. Here are few ways you can your device for iPhone multitasking:-
iPhone Background apps:-
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The most common apps that run in the background are:-
- Music – We all love to listen to music while we are sitting idle, travelling somewhere or for our entertainment. Music can run actively in the background while we have access to other apps. The Music app can play, Pandora, streaming radio, and provide other music related entertainment while doing other things.
- Location – Most of the apps require your location for its proper functioning. It is always advised to turn your Location ON. Both Apple Maps and Google Maps will always allow you to get directions and use other apps simultaneously.
- AirPlay – Apple has the technology for streaming audio and video from the iPhone to compatible TVs, stereos, while other devices runs in the background.
Fast app switching:-
If you want to switch back and forth between your recent apps, Fast app switching is the most convenient way. All you need to do so follow the steps below.
- All you need to do is touch your finger to the gesture area at the bottom of the screen.
- It can be either on your Home screen or in an app.
- Swipe right or left to switch back and forth between apps.
- Touch gesture area, swipe right or left.
Forcefully quitting the app:-
Though it is always advised not to Force Quit the app, at certain times you are sought to take that steps maybe because of that app not working properly. Since the app is in built you might not be able to delete also. Force quitting has changed a bit iPhone X. follow the steps below to learn how to force quit your apps.
- Firstly touch your finger to the gesture area at the bottom of the screen.
- Swipe up and keep holding your finger in one place for a moment.
- A card-like multitasking interface will appear on your screen.
- Tap and hold on the app you want to quit until the red circle with the “-” symbol appears in the top left corner of the app.
- Touch gesture area, swipe up and hold, tap and hold on app
- Move the app up.
- Similarly, tap the red circle.
- You can either move the app up or tap on the red circle.
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How awesome is to see two apps together on a screen! Well iPhone comes with split screen feature which fulfills this wish of yours. Split View is something you have come across from using a regular desktop or notebook computer. Basically it consists of two windows that divides the screen amongst themselves vertically. To activate this feature on your device, follow the steps below.
- Swipe inwards from the right side of the screen.
- Now select one of the apps from your list of app icons.
- This will be the second app that is opened alongside of your main app.
- All you need to do is place the divider somewhere close to the center of the screen.
- Now you can start working with both apps at the same time, such as chatting at the same time on two different apps like Instagram and Facebook.
There is nothing like apps running in your background can slow down the performance of your device. All those apps in the multitasking bar on your iPhone are currently active and only the active ones can slow it down, fill the device’s memory or use up your battery. You need to kill them all manually, to maximize your performance and battery life. The iOS or iPhone multitasking bar does not contain a list of all running apps. It contains a list of recently used apps. The user never has to manage background tasks on iOS. So it is always safe on your device for iPhone multitasking.