Can I stop iPhone iOS apps from running in the background?

Apps can be designed to run in the background on iOS 4. Some users have reported battery drain or other issues and they suspect some apps might be the culprit. Icons for recently opened apps appear in the fast app switching (or multitasking) dock.

Apps can't be prevented from running in the background, however you can quit them by following these steps:

1. To access the dock double-click the Home button.

2. Swipe left and right to see all of the icons for recently used apps. Some of these may be running in the background. Others are in a suspended state.

Flickr iPhone App Gets iOS 4 Update

The popular photo sharing site Flickr first launched its native iPhone app in September 2009. The latest update, version 1.2, is now available on iTunes and takes advantage of new features in the iOS 4 operating system. Multitasking allows photo and video uploads in the background instead of preoccupying the iPhone until the task is complete. A badge on the app icon indicates how many uploads are processing.

apple iphone app flickr 1.2 iOS 4

Fast app switching means that every time you open Flickr, the app will remember exactly where you left off last time the app was used, and you can continue what you were doing. HD video upload capability will be useful for those iPhone 4 owners who enjoy recording 720p video on their devices. Hopefully Flickr will add high-resolution support for the Apple retina display in the next update.


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