The reason why you shouldn’t close apps on iOS

The use of an iPhone, although at first it can be confusing for those who have never used it, it ends up being very easy to use because it has a low learning curve. Now, there are some things that even the most seasoned in iOS do not know, as is the case of what we tell you in this article. Why shouldn’t you close your iPhone apps? We answer you.

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The problem of closing iPhone applications

In the same way that Android seems more efficient than Apple in aspects such as eliminating the cache of the apps, in the opposite case we see that the iPhone apps have to be completely uninstalled to carry out this task. However, the same does not happen with the consumption carried out by the applications and, although it may surprise you, closing the iPhone apps generates more consumption.

The explanation for this is found in the way the operating system manages its resources. When an app is not used, but it is kept open in the background, it reduces its consumption in such a way that it is not subtracting excessive RAM memory, but just enough so that when it is opened again all the content is loaded instantly. However, when they are completely closed, all their activity is paused (although some processes may remain in the background), so when you open it again you have to reload all the content, this being what generates the highest consumption.

It should also be taken into account that the fact of opening the apps once they have been closed can make the loading of information slower . Therefore, you should also take it into account if you want navigation with your iPhone to be as fluid as possible without having to wait for loading times, even if they are of a few seconds.

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So what should you do with them?

There are those who have certain mania for closing all applications to keep the iPhone “cleaner” (server raises its hand), but objectively it is not the most ideal. It is true that at the end of both ways battery and resources are consumed, although it is not in an alarming way in any case, but it is also true that consumption is greater when it has to be charged again.

This is why the recommendation comes that you do not close them, although you should not be excessively blunt about it. This is especially recommended in apps that you use several times a day , see messaging or a social network. Precisely the latter are the ones that consume the most when they are opened for the first time, so they are the ones that you should keep open yes or yes. Now, apps that you use very sporadically and rarely use more than once a day, those if you can close them because it will not matter how long it takes to load when you reopen them and incidentally you will also avoid that consumption of RAM while in background.