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Misconceptions About iOS Multitasking

Fraser Speirs:

Let me be as clear as I can be: the iOS multitasking bar does not contain “a list of all running apps”. It contains “a list of recently used apps”. The user never has to manage background tasks on iOS.

That’s what I thought until I woke up yesterday to a battery drained into the red. The Location Services pane in Settings showed that MotionX-GPS (which I’m otherwise quite happy with) had been using the GPS even though I’d long since stopped the track-recording that it had been doing. I couldn’t figure out why it was doing that, so I went into the multitasking bar and quit it.

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Hi Michael

"The Location Services pane in Settings showed that MotionX-GPS (which I’m otherwise quite happy with) had been using the GPS even though I’d long since stopped the track-recording that it had been doing."

In iOS settings or in the app's settings?

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