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Are background apps draining your iPhone's battery life?

The answer is...short and sweet, read here.
By Laura Entis |

 

It is not really a good idea to open the multitasking window and swipe non-relevant apps off the screen of your iPhone to conserve its battery lifebecause that does not really work.

 

At least according to a man who should know. When iPhone-user Caleb sent an email (obtained by 9to5Mac) to Apple CEO Tim Cook, asking, “Do you quit your iOS multitasking apps frequently and is this necessary for battery life?” He did not receive a reply from Cook himself.

 

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But he did get a response from Craig Federighi, Apple’s head of software development. The note was short and to the point:

 

“No and No. :-),” Federighi wrote.

 

There you have it, folks. Closing unused apps does not extend your iPhone’s battery life, so you may as well save your swipes.

 

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