Please stop force quitting iOS apps

Apple created iOS with a new kind of multitasking system, one that doesn’t require any intervention from the user to stop or start apps. In fact, the only time you should be force quitting apps is when they are unresponsive.

Unfortunately, over the years, many iOS users have held onto a false believe that they should force quit all of their apps after they are done using them. This is a believe that can actually cause more harm than good.

“Not only does force quitting your apps not help, it actually hurts. Your battery life will be worse and it will take much longer to switch apps if you force quit apps in the background” writes John Gruber in a new Daring Fireball article.

If you’re one of these folks that still hold onto the believe that you should be force quitting, then read the article. And, if you’re not one of those folks, then pass it along to people you know so that we can stamp out this practice that causes more harm than good.

The Objective Developer is a blog written by Cory Bohon