'Purge' Offers iOS 7 Users an Easy Way to Kill All Apps in the App Switcher at Once
The iOS 7 untethered jailbreak
was released only a couple of days ago, and Cydia has been updated
Tuesday morning to version 1.1.9 with a revamped user interface for iOS 7. Following these events, jailbreak developers are now making useful new jailbreak tweaks for iOS 7.
Now available in Cydia for iOS 7 users is a new free jailbreak tweak called Purge
by iOS developer Sirifl0w. With Purge, you can easily close out of all the applications suspended in the App Switcher to quickly free up some of your device's memory.
To do this, the user needs to just hold down on an open application for a few seconds, and the prompt shown above will appear, asking if the user wants to kill all applications. The user can then choose yes or no – tapping on yes will close all of the applications in the App Switcher and bring the user back to the interface that they were in.
Purge is slightly different from another tweak we showed you on Tuesday called SwitchSpring, which also lets users kill all suspended applications, in addition to respring the device. The execution of this tweak is different, as well as the function, but SwitchSpring has more to offer and may be a better choice in choosing between the tweaks.
If you want to give Purge a try, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repostiory. It doesn't have any options to configure. Purge is only for iOS 7, and should not be installed on iOS 6.
NOTE: MobileSubstrate isn't ready for the 64-bit architecture yet, nor are many jailbreak tweaks, including this one. Install on 32-bit devices only until further notice.