/2017/07/you_should_not_force_quit_apps

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anonymous:
If apple wants to prevent people from doing this, they should provide some indication that you shouldn't do it. Such as an annoying popup for every app you quit. Allow single Quits, but if you see 10 in a row throw up a dialog explaining the situation.
11:28 pm — Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Gruber the Booger:
Apple should simply not allow the force quitting of apps.

Apple has done quite well and made a lot of people happy by making these kinds of decisions for them.

Perhaps this should be one of them. Just remove it as an option.

If an app spirals out of control just have the customer reboot the phone.

>And don’t even get me started on people who completely power down their iPhones while putting them back into their pockets or purses.

The people I know who do this either use their phones very infrequently or do not want to be tracked everywhere they go. Or both.
11:41 pm — Wednesday, 19 July 2017
anonymous:
Damn Gruber, you just reveal the secret that I thought only myself know, to everyone!
11:51 pm — Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Q*Bert:
> Apple should simply not allow the force quitting of apps.

And when an app crashes, freezes, or starts misbehaving, then what do you do? Reboot? There are good reasons for force-quitting apps, for example on Twitch, sometimes the audio and video will get out of sync. On various streaming services such as Netflix, HBO Go, and Amazon Prime Video, it can sometimes lose the internet connection or come up with some error that can only be cleared by killing the app. In Safari sometimes all the pages are just blank. Since iOS apps are fast to relaunch, killing one in the app switcher is a really fast and easy fix to various problems.
11:55 pm — Wednesday, 19 July 2017
toolshed:
True that. Some apps are crash prone, and force quitting and restarting is the best option for those. But otherwise, it's dunderheaded.
12:08 am — Thursday, 20 July 2017
Gruber the Booger:
@Q*Bert

>And when an app crashes, freezes, or starts misbehaving, then what do you do? Reboot?

Didn't you bother to finish reading my tongue in cheek post?

Let Daddy Apple decide what's best.

Why let someone force quit an app when they should just do what Apple wants?

iOS is so amazing and magical this should never be an issue.
1:46 am — Thursday, 20 July 2017
To Be Fair:
Who gives a fucking shit if people quit their apps or not? It makes no fucking difference either way.

The amount of extra battery used by launching an app as opposed to "unfreezing" it is insignificant.

If that's enough to make you worry about battery life, then maybe Apple needs to use higher capacity batteries?
11:48 am — Thursday, 20 July 2017
antonymous:
"You're using it wrong."
5:14 pm — Thursday, 20 July 2017
fookles:
I JUST FORCE QUIT VESPER.

USE THE FORCE QUIT.

Killing apps that require 'always use location' and tie up battery-sucking GPS is a fact of life.
1:49 am — Friday, 21 July 2017
anonymous:
>The amount of extra battery used by launching an app as opposed to "unfreezing" it is insignificant.

That is fucking wrong.
4:40 am — Friday, 21 July 2017
fookles:
where's the link to Boxby?
8:00 am — Friday, 21 July 2017
grubes:
Not a new problem for Samsung.
5:01 am — Sunday, 23 July 2017
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