The preponderance of evidence says otherwise.
Show me definitive evidence please. I run Facebook. I have no battery drain issues. And unless it is a VOIP app, iOS won't let it run continuously in the background. It would get killed off at the very least when memory runs tight on new apps you are running.
9secondko wrote: »
Not only is it pure fallacy,
But even if we get to an os that someday handles everything for you perfectly, you still need to close an app that's functioning funny.
And hate to break it to you, but leaving apps in the background DOES affect performance and battery life.
In fact, the "geniuses" at the Apple Store recommend you switch off unused apps.
I have three words: "Reality. Distortion. Field."
Clearly there ARE apps that DO keep processing in the background causing excessive battery drain even if they aren't supposed to. Despite some people's beliefs, it is a proven fact that not every app conforms to all of Apple's guidelines/requirements.
nolamacguy wrote: »
nope. not unless you had a stalled app you needed to reset (happens to me in Messages sometimes), or a background task.
wizard69 wrote: »
This is true but it is also why this article is complete nonsense. It only takes one badly behaved app to siphon off a lot of battery power.
Impossible. The Operating System controls this. If you disable background app refresh for an app, it absolutely cannot use a background API.
I run Facebook. Every day. I have no issues. I am on iOS 9. Show me lab proof and not hearsay.
I ran Facebook yesterday a few time, did not force quit, and had my screen on for a long time during the day, and only went down like 30% (due to the screen being on) while I was debugging an app on another phone and using the hotspot capability on the subject phone so I could turn network on and off to the phone I was debugging on. I was pleasantly surprised that my battery was like 55% when I left work, and had not plugged the phone in the whole day, and used a ton of other things on it, and as I said, had the screen on continuously for a few hours.
There are often other problems that people blame on apps where it is just a coincidence that the app is running and they have background refreshes off etc. (I had a problem with my 6 plus that was solved by reinstalling iOS and the Apple "genius" at the store thought it was probably a system setting that had been corrupted as changing settings, including turning off background refresh for all apps including Facebook, had not solved the issue but a reinstall of iOS did -- backup and fresh factory install). (yes, mine is just hearsay too)
When an app is registered for various background refreshes etc it will be woken up more, but the app will be force quit by the system eventually in order for resources to be used by other apps.
teaearlegreyhot wrote: »
"frozen state" ?? WTF are you talking about? The article described how you can re-boot the iOS and it still lists all the previously used apps, without (presumably) re-starting each one. So you are positing a yet-undescribed state where info is stored in RAM or something, ready to use?
For a more in-depth explanation, read this: http://www.speirs.org/blog/2012/1/2/misconceptions-about-ios-multitasking.html
That's an interesting article. And the apparently thorough explanation lends it some credence. However, it's still a 3rd party. Unfortunately, the Apple Support article you cited is inadequate in its explanation too. Apple needs to quit talking down to its users and give REAL information.
Okay, Mark, we know it's you, go back to scheming now.
No, it is called technical knowledge about how things work, and experience counter to the claims using the same apps.
zroger73 wrote: »
Oh, okay. Good to know I'm simply crazy or that all of my iDevices and apps are defective.
WTF? Who's Mark and why do you insist that your hearsay is better than my hearsay, or my (and other devs here) technical knowledge?