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I've just upgraded to iOS4, and while I in general love the native backgrounding (a real relief for music apps such as Spotify, and I don't miss the backgrounder press-and-hold...
07-24-2010, 02:39 PM #1How to better control iOS4 mutitasking?
I've just upgraded to iOS4, and while I in general love the native backgrounding (a real relief for music apps such as Spotify, and I don't miss the backgrounder press-and-hold to activate method) and fast app switching, it can become cluttered after some use - sometime I have pages of apps. Specifically, the OS seems to background everything, including things like the settings, and contact app.
While I'm in theory fine that these things are remembered (the contact app also remembered what you had viewed last under iOS3.x) I'd prefer it if not everything was in that list.
Is there any way to have better control over what apps are shown in the task manager, and which are backgrounded at all? I'd not like any apps I have in the "task bar" (Mail, iRealSMS, Facebook, Safari, Phone) to be shown in this list at all, for example, as these can always quickly be accessed from the home screen.
07-24-2010, 03:03 PM #2
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I've tried Remove Recents, and it's certainly a step in the right direction. In the future it would be nice to stop some apps from showing up no matter what their native backgrounding capabilities (Settings, Phone, etc), and possibly to integrate with Backgrounder to enable backgrounding for those apps that just won't be upgraded. For now, thanks for pointing me in the right direction
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07-24-2010, 04:11 PM #10
Yes, I'm sure it's really easy when you know how How do I get into the app, via SSH?
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07-24-2010, 04:30 PM #12
Haha, right, that Backgrounder Haven't even installed that under iOS4 but will do. I can just disable any Activator integration if I don't want it running at all, and disable those apps as you say.
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07-24-2010, 04:51 PM #14
What settings did you actually use? My apps still show up. I've got the apps I don't want showing up in the Overrides list, Control disabled (though I tried enabling one Activator method with no change), and under Global Settings I have:
Backgrounding method: Auto Detect
-Enable at launch: Off
-Stay enabled: On
-Fall back: On
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07-25-2010, 03:32 AM #16
That seems to work... just requires you to set it up for every app, but it's worth it in the long run. I jailbroke becuase I like control after all
07-26-2010, 09:11 AM #17
the perfect multitasking for me would be if my apps only got multitasked if i double clicked the home button, not every time i go out of something.
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07-31-2010, 03:36 PM #19
How do i get Backgrounder?
Does my phone need to be jailbroken?
I am using IOS 4.0.1
07-31-2010, 04:04 PM #20
Backgrounder is a cydia app. I use it. I set it to close all native multitasking and use a shortcut to background apps I want to.