1. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I guess it's my OCD but I'm a fanatic for closing background apps all the time.

    Do you keep a bunch of apps open or keep closing them ?

    Just wondering if there were other app closing maniacs like myself out there?
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    03-13-2020 09:18 PM
  2. durandetto's Avatar
    I occasionally close all apps, but it's not a priority. Phones are so fast nowadays that it doesn't make much of a difference.
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    03-13-2020 09:23 PM
  3. bhatech's Avatar
    Can't recall when was the last time I bothered about that. I'll leave up to awesome modern OS's to take care of that stuff for me
    03-13-2020 09:31 PM
  4. shook187's Avatar
    OP previous phone must be 10 years old because who actually worries about that with modern phones?
    03-13-2020 09:57 PM
  5. tuckertje01's Avatar
    OP previous phone must be 10 years old because who actually worries about that with modern phones?
    That's not a very nice remark, to each his own. I also close all apps before putting the phone down, not because I think it makes a difference but because it's been a habit for many years.
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    03-14-2020 05:45 AM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    OP previous phone must be 10 years old because who actually worries about that with modern phones?
    I don't understand why or how you come to that conclusion based on someone closing their apps. OP probably trades up phones more often than you do.
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    03-14-2020 06:17 AM
  7. methodman89's Avatar
    Open and running apps which have permissions can be abused by app developers, and has been reported repeatedly. Those with GPS, phone state, contact list and other permissions should be closed simply for security reasons.
    Using developer options, toggling 'don't keep activities' after leaving is a compromise at best.
    03-14-2020 08:11 AM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Open and running apps which have permissions can be abused by app developers, and has been reported repeatedly. Those with GPS, phone state, contact list and other permissions should be closed simply for security reasons.
    Using developer options, toggling 'don't keep activities' after leaving is a compromise at best.
    I notice you can limit app location permissions to only while app is in use or something like that but I imagine running in the background constitutes use.
    03-14-2020 09:34 AM
  9. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    OP previous phone must be 10 years old because who actually worries about that with modern phones?
    My last phone was maybe 5 months old, the iPhone 11 Pro Max. I'm lucky if I keep a phone for 4-6 months.
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    03-14-2020 10:20 AM
  10. msm0511's Avatar
    I close most apps more out of habit than anything else. I tend to leave Email and Signal (my SMS app) open all the time. Other than that everything else gets closed periodically. I don't close them out as I use them, but every day or 2 I do.
    03-14-2020 10:41 AM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    I usually let andriod handle its thing , but if I have a app acting up will close it from recent apps.
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    03-14-2020 11:49 AM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I close most apps more out of habit than anything else. I tend to leave Email and Signal (my SMS app) open all the time. Other than that everything else gets closed periodically. I don't close them out as I use them, but every day or 2 I do.
    Phones also remind you to restart once in awhile. That's something I believe in
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    03-14-2020 02:36 PM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    I close every app I open before I lock my phone. And if I don't, I am anxious about it. My husband, on the other hand, has all of his apps open and is okay with it! We all have our preferences!
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    03-14-2020 02:44 PM
  14. DanielLoreti's Avatar
    Phones also remind you to restart once in awhile. That's something I believe in
    I've had my Ultra for 11 days now. Should I restart? How often? I haven't had any restart reminders.
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    03-14-2020 04:22 PM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I've had my Ultra for 11 days now. Should I restart? How often? I haven't had any restart reminders.
    I don't think I have either but I've restarted it on occasion. Maybe it's a setting. It did it on my S10 and Note 10

    I found auto restart but that's not what I was referring toDo you keep a bunch of apps open in the background?-screenshot_20200314-173456_device-20care.jpeg
    03-14-2020 04:34 PM
  16. DanielLoreti's Avatar
    I found auto restart but that's not what I was referring toClick image for larger version. 

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    Are you not supposed to restart under 30%?
    03-14-2020 04:37 PM
  17. durandetto's Avatar
    OP previous phone must be 10 years old because who actually worries about that with modern phones?
    I can assure his previous phone wasn't that old, since I see him in pretty much every Samsung pre-order thread. Like many others he built up a habit over the years of closing all apps frequently. It's muscle memory, after a while it's hard to turn it off. Throw in a little ocd then it's pretty much impossible to stop.

    Are you not supposed to restart under 30%?
    I don't think you're gonna hurt anything. That's just the OS being extra cautious. I believe once a week is sufficient enough for reboots. I used to have my note 10 scheduled for every Sunday night.
    03-14-2020 05:57 PM
  18. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Are you not supposed to restart under 30%?
    You can restart whenever you want.

    Have you restarted since you owned. I believe if you have auto restart off you get the reminder. You don't have to wait though....just restart once in awhile
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    03-14-2020 06:06 PM
  19. Morty2264's Avatar
    You can restart whenever you want.

    Have you restarted since you owned. I believe if you have auto restart off you get the reminder. You don't have to wait though....just restart once in awhile
    I restart maybe once a week. I may initiate some reminders in the future.
    03-15-2020 09:28 AM
  20. bonedatt's Avatar
    If it's not responding then I'll close it, otherwise the system handles it.
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    03-17-2020 08:51 AM
  21. Theot's Avatar
    Right now I'm still on a Pixel 3 so I really don't have to close them out, it does it for me That said I do manage it a little, maybe once or twice a day but not like I used to, closing them before I locked the phone every time back when we didn't have a lot of RAM and the OS wasn't as efficient. I usually close all of them when I go to bed.

    As for restarting, I update apps when I wake up, then restart. Just an OCD habit I've done for years.

    I am planning to get an S20 in the near future so I am looking forward to the extra RAM and battery.
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    03-17-2020 03:59 PM
  22. Morty2264's Avatar
    Right now I'm still on a Pixel 3 so I really don't have to close them out, it does it for me That said I do manage it a little, maybe once or twice a day but not like I used to, closing them before I locked the phone every time back when we didn't have a lot of RAM and the OS wasn't as efficient. I usually close all of them when I go to bed.

    As for restarting, I update apps when I wake up, then restart. Just an OCD habit I've done for years.

    I am planning to get an S20 in the near future so I am looking forward to the extra RAM and battery.
    Long time no see, Theot! Hope you are well! You're not interested in getting the Pixel 4? I wasn't either. I have the S10 and will keep an eye on the Pixel 5 when it comes out. I love my Samsung phone but I do miss the Pixel experience.
    03-18-2020 10:47 AM
  23. Theot's Avatar
    Long time no see, Theot! Hope you are well! You're not interested in getting the Pixel 4? I wasn't either. I have the S10 and will keep an eye on the Pixel 5 when it comes out. I love my Samsung phone but I do miss the Pixel experience.
    Hey Morty, doing good thanks. No interest in the Pixel 4. I want a more versatile device, a camera with telephoto and wide angle and good video taking ability, great screen and good battery life. Pixel doesn't offer that and I don't trust google to get it right. I dislike some parts of the "Pixel experience" as well, particularly the launcher. I honestly prefer the Oneplus and oxygen OS experience the best but I don't like the size and heft of their devices and I think the upcoming hole punch design on both the OP8 and Pixel 4a series is just awful so I'm looking elsewhere. I'm not in love with the Samsung experience either but I can fix most of it with a launcher and icon pack. The camera, battery, RAM and screen of the S20 offer enough to make me want to give Samsung another go as I haven't been on one since the S7 because of the heavily curved screens and bixby button.
    03-18-2020 01:31 PM
  24. msm0511's Avatar
    Lately I have not been closing apps, unless I was about to restart the device.

    To add, often when I go to open an app that I had opened earlier, I still forget to check the recently used apps. I tend to go and look for the app, in the app drawer. LOL
    That's me as well. I pretty much only use the recently use app in order to close an app I don't want open. I never use it to go back to an app. I do use the swipe between apps a lot though.

    Is that using Google gestures, with Nova Launcher or something?
    Works basically the same as on iOS. Swipe on the bottom bar inside an app will take you to the last app used.
    03-22-2020 06:48 PM
  25. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I can assure his previous phone wasn't that old, since I see him in pretty much every Samsung pre-order thread. Like many others he built up a habit over the years of closing all apps frequently. It's muscle memory, after a while it's hard to turn it off. Throw in a little ocd then it's pretty much impossible to stop.
    I've seen fellofftruck in the forums for several phones being released. He starts out that he's not getting it, to maybe, to we are talking him into it, to I want to order it but the biggest memory one is delayed do you think I can walk into the store on release date and get one.

    Can assure you his phone isn't old, just like mine.
    03-23-2020 05:20 AM

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