1. sejgiul's Avatar
    I'm curious, I always use the back button to exit apps completely, is it better or does it not make a difference?

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    05-09-2013 04:23 PM
  2. sugarnova's Avatar
    I use the back button, too. Not sure if it makes a difference.

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    05-09-2013 06:24 PM
  3. Chris Flowers's Avatar
    Depends on the app I believe is the answer to th is question. For example, an app that can continue to run in the background will continue to do so if you quit it by simply pressing the home button. However if using the bank button, normally tapping it twice once to initiate wish to exit once to confirm exit, the app will quit completely and no longer run in the background. This is typical of sat nav apps.

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    05-09-2013 08:11 PM
  4. sugarnova's Avatar
    Depends on the app I believe is the answer to th is question. For example, an app that can continue to run in the background will continue to do so if you quit it by simply pressing the home button. However if using the bank button, normally tapping it twice once to initiate wish to exit once to confirm exit, the app will quit completely and no longer run in the background. This is typical of sat nav apps.

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    From my old android days, this is a habit I developed. And by old, I mean 2010. :-)

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    05-09-2013 08:24 PM
  5. odd1ne's Avatar
    it doesn't make any difference android auto closes apps when it needs memory. I think pressing the back button is the same as pressing home

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    05-10-2013 08:19 AM
  6. universeand's Avatar
    it doesn't make any difference android auto closes apps when it needs memory. I think pressing the back button is the same as pressing home
    In some way even apps that you back or home button out of are still resident in memory because you will still see those apps in the list of apps you see when you long press the home key.

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    05-10-2013 10:04 AM
  7. alamarco's Avatar
    In some way even apps that you back or home button out of are still resident in memory because you will still see those apps in the list of apps you see when you long press the home key.
    That isn't true.

    Holding the home button brings up the recent apps list. While some apps may be in memory, it doesn't mean they all are. If it's not under Active Applications, the not actively running. Using the back button immediately removes it from Active Applications. Using the home button keeps it under Active Applications. It will eventually remove itself from Active Applications if you need the processing power or memory.

    Note, that just being removed from Active Applications doesn't mean it has no procsses running. Apps with notifications for example will have a process running in the background listed in the processes.
    05-10-2013 04:41 PM
  8. odd1ne's Avatar
    That isn't true.

    Holding the home button brings up the recent apps list. While some apps may be in memory, it doesn't mean they all are. If it's not under Active Applications, the not actively running. Using the back button immediately removes it from Active Applications. Using the home button keeps it under Active Applications. It will eventually remove itself from Active Applications if you need the processing power or memory.

    Note, that just being removed from Active Applications doesn't mean it has no procsses running. Apps with notifications for example will have a process running in the background listed in the processes.
    Yeah you have it right, if you play a game that uses lots of cpu like real racing, if you just exit to home then go straight back to the game it will go to where you left it, however if you exit to home and use some other apps, or play another game when you load up real racing it will reload from the start again.
    05-11-2013 09:04 AM
  9. cdf3's Avatar
    That isn't true.

    Holding the home button brings up the recent apps list. While some apps may be in memory, it doesn't mean they all are. If it's not under Active Applications, the not actively running. Using the back button immediately removes it from Active Applications. Using the home button keeps it under Active Applications. It will eventually remove itself from Active Applications if you need the processing power or memory.

    Note, that just being removed from Active Applications doesn't mean it has no procsses running. Apps with notifications for example will have a process running in the background listed in the processes.
    I have quite a few apps that never appear under Active Applications.

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    05-11-2013 09:24 AM

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