15 June 2012 | 6 Comments
Hi, is there a way how to close the application without having it displayed in multitasking bar? Or to disable multitasking entirely. I really hate how the multitasking “works” on iPhone..
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Yeah….just close the application the same way as before.
Just press the home button once rather than twice and then instead of the app being displayed on the multitasking bar, it will just close as normal.
And as far as I know, there isn’t an option to turn it off.
You can’t, as of yet. You have to “kill it off” manually by holding down the icons and tapping the minus symbol.
Open up the multi-tasking bar by double-clicking the home button.
Then touch and hold on one of the icons in the multi-tasking bar.
The icons will start to wiggle and in the top left handside there will be a minus sign in a red circle.
Simply click on the minus sign to close the application.
I think you guys are missing the point to the question (and one totally incorrect answer as well). Is there a way to just CLOSE the app? And I don’t think there is a way to close it on the fly. I’m actually quite shocked at this huge oversight on Apple’s part. I think your average iPhone user is going to keep using his or her’s phone during the day and start wondering why it’s getting so slow and unresponsive. Then you double tap the home button and see 12 different apps all eating up memory at once. It’s pretty inconvenient to “force” the app to minimize with no way “kill/close” option on the fly. Having to go in and manually shut each app down periodically is a total pain.
IT’S EASY TO CLOSE THE APP. Just click and hold it in the task bar like you would if you were going to rearrange app icons on the home screen. A little red “DELETE” dot will appear instead of an x. Click that and it’s closed. I do it all the time. As for turning the feature off, welcome to iOS4.
I don’t know of a way to close an app without it going to the task bar.
You can close it once it’s on the task bar, though.
Bring up the task bar (double press home) and then press and hold the app until its icon starts shaking and a minus sign in a red circle appears on the corner of the app. Tapping that minus should unload the app.
Generally speaking, there shouldn’t be a need to unload apps manually because the iPhone is supposed to proactively unload apps when it’s running out of memory (closing the app that hasn’t been used in the longest time first).