Normally when you close applications in iOS, the operating system permits those applications to run in the background for up to 10 minutes before they're suspended in a "deep sleep" mode.
A new free jailbreak tweak called SmartClose by iOS developer Ryan Petrich will make it so that applications in iOS are automatically sent into that "deep sleep" mode when you close them, rather than being allowed to stay open in the background.
Petrich explains how this works on Reddit:
Originally Posted by Ryan Petrich
Once installed, the tweak is used by way of an Activator action:
The tweak is made available for free in Ryan Petrich's beta repository. If you want to add SmartClose to your jailbroken iOS device, add Ryan Petrich’s beta repository by following the steps below:
- tap on the Manage tab
- tap on the Sources button
- tap on the Edit button
- tap on the Add button
- enter the following URL and then tap Add Source:
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
Repo: Ryan Petrich's Beta Repo
Developer: Ryan Petrich
Editor's Rating: 5/5