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    Iíve had an iPhone since the first model. But there is one ďfeatureĒ I guess I still donít understand. In fact I donít even know what itís called so RTFM is no help, even if there was one.

    Double clicking the home button brings up all previously opened pages. Why? Of what use is it? It eventually clogs up the performance and then I have to go thru and swipe up to remove each one. Is there a way to turn that feature off? Or would I actually benefit by learning how to use it? At this point it is just an irritant.

    Okay fanbois, pile on.

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    I think it’s the way to kill running apps. Some apps drain the battery quickly even when running in the background. So it’s good to do this regularly.
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    I'm not certain. But it was explained to me, by my audiologist while she was setting up my phone for new hearing aids, that it's a way to clear the memory of that information. Sort of like rebooting a computer in order to clear it's desktop memory. But why the iphone has that memory in the first place, is a mystery to me. I suppose it's so the phone can recall recently used pages faster to impress me with it's prowess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpatrick
    it's a way to clear the memory of that information. Sort of like rebooting a computer in order to clear it's desktop memory. But why the iphone has that memory in the first place, is a mystery to me. I suppose it's so the phone can recall recently used pages faster to impress me with it's prowess.

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    Yes, I know how to clear them, just don’t understand the advantage to keeping them open in the first place.

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    Faster retrieval of the apps. Duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Faster retrieval of the apps. Duh.
    Errrm, let’s see. Double click the home button, swipe to find app, click on app. Or, swipe to find app, click on app.

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    The phone keeps programs (apps) running in the background, just like a computer does if you open Word, then Excel, then Photoshop. The double home button thing shows you which are running in the background. You can choose to go to one, or shut it down. It's a short cut.

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    Yes ^
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    If an app is running in the background and it has location privileges, then you are being tracked.

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