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  1. Typical Yuppie
    November 11, 2015

    I don’t like the new app switcher as much as the old one, the overlaying card previews are harder to glance at as they must be directly centered on screen to see and you still can’t see the entire app preview unless you are swiping it around. Oh well, change for the sake of change perhaps, at least quitting apps is easy.

    By the way, for those who are going to say: you don’t need to quit apps… oh yes you do with this buggy iOS! LOL

  2. George
    November 11, 2015

    Most times I have to force close AppStore because it freezes :(

    • Doug
      November 11, 2015

      I find the App Store has extremely slow ever since the iOS team lost Forstall, well to be fair so has much of iOS in general. Performance is clearly no longer a priority. I sometimes have to force quit out of it too, particularly if I’m waiting for updates to appear.

      But the speed, wow it’s slow. I open the App Store on my iPhone 6S and it takes about 15-20 seconds to load anything, can’t search for anything or do anything in that time, just have to sit and stare at the white App Store screen.

      • Phred
        November 11, 2015

        It is slow on my @&%# macbook air as well.

      • Rob
        November 11, 2015

        Must be your network connection, loads almost instantly on my 6S.

  3. Steve
    November 11, 2015

    I have noticed that quitting a bunch of idle apps improves screen responsiveness when scrolling.

    • Typical Yuppie
      November 11, 2015

      Many dispute that quitting apps helps in iOS but I can say without a doubt that if you aren’t using an app and you quit it, the rest of the iPhone performs better. Sure, reloading that specific app may take a bit longer, but other than that, the iPhone works better with less apps running.

      Also, quitting unresponsive apps is like a regular thing for iOS 9, such a buggy iOS release.

      • Illusive
        November 13, 2015

        Quitting apps is just a waste of time. The apps that are actually allowed to quietly run in the background are music players, messengers and VoIP services, navigational software, and some default apps like Mail, and that’s official https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/iPhone/Conceptual/iPhoneOSProgrammingGuide/BackgroundExecution/BackgroundExecution.html

        All the other apps are _suspended_ soon after you press the Home button to minimise them. After a while they get terminated in order for the RAM to be allocated properly.

        Again, stop wasting your time ;-)

        P.S. The apps have to be updated to become compatible with the new iOS, and that’s up to the developers. But even so I’ve noticed virtually no unresponsive apps on my iPhone 6s running iOS 9.1.

  4. DM
    November 11, 2015

    I also prefer the app switcher the old way. Too bad we don’t have much choice in what Apple throws at us with each iOS iteration. It’s also too bad that Apple rarely listens to what users want. Apple Feedback is useless. User feedback is rarely rectified by Apple.

    • SixnaHalfFeet
      November 18, 2015

      Are you sure that user feedback is rarely rectified by Apple? Or do you just mean that YOUR feedback is rarely rectified?

      IMO The new way is better as you can quickly/easily see which apps are running and select the one you want with minimum thumb jockeying. Perhaps you don’t use your thumb in app switcher? New = one thumb swipe can easily show every app open. Old = one thumb swipe shows the next app or two.

      The biggest trouble most complaining users have is being old dogs – hard to teach them new tricks. We like how Apple thinks different, but some of us refuse to think different ourselves.

  5. Sebby
    November 11, 2015

    Yup! I prefer the app switcher the old way, too.

    And I now *always* quit apps. Sure, in ideal circumstances iOS would look after this, but in practice keeping the memory free ahead of time is not so inconvenient and, I find, saves on sudden app crashes and slowness. It also works well for me to keep organised, using the app switcher as an index, just like on OS X. I’m happy to do it, and it makes things work better for me.

  6. Juan Diego
    November 12, 2015

    You make a post of “How to close iPhone apps” Really guys!!!

  7. DG
    November 18, 2015

    How to quit apps in the new OS on my iPhone 4s is SUCH a great tip. I tried doing it the “old” way and it didn’t work. I was looking for a reason for the odd slowdowns on my phone – I blamed the new OS on an old phone, but when I found out how to quit apps, I also discovered that practically every app I had ever used on the phone was still open i.e. over 50 apps, and quitting them all stopped most of the annoying freezes I was experiencing. It’s like a new phone!

  8. Ray
    November 18, 2015

    This approach has never worked. All it does is remove it from the task manager. But it’s still loaded and still fully functional. All one has to do is restart your device and all those apps are still in the task manager. I have apps in the task manager that were uninstalled months ago. When I restart the app shows up and is fully functional. Yet it’s nowhere to be found on the desktops or in folders. iTunes shows it as uninstalled (as the only choice is to install it). iOS 9 & 9.1 are a complete mess. This is but one example.

    Question for the reviewer, do you use iOS 9?

  9. Laura
    December 16, 2015

    I’m curious about the little grey bar that shows up at the bottom of the screen when you double tap on the home page. The one in the photo above says: Safari From “Retina MacBook Pro”.
    I have one running in the background currently and it’s an app that I hardly ever use. So I’m wondering how you switch it, or get rid of it?

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