iOS 4.0 [GUIDE] How to make your iDevice close apps! (not put them in the multi-task bar)

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  1. pheonix_1018

    pheonix_1018 Member

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    Okay, so I don't know if this bothers anyone else, but it certainly bothers me.

    When I open an app and use it, I press the home button when I'm done.
    The only problem is, to actually QUIT the application, i have to double-tap the home button, then hold down the icon, and hit the "X"
    I have found a solution to this, and I thought I would share it with you all.


    1)
    Download "Backgrounder" from Cydia.
    (If you haven't already)


    2)
    Open Backgrounder and select "Global Settings"
    >Set "Backgrounding method" to "Backgrounder"
    >Turn OFF "Enable at Launch"
    >Turn ON "Stay Enabled"
    >Turn OFF "Fall Back to Native"
    >Turn OFF "Minimize on Toggle"
    >(I also turn ON "Badge" so I can see whats in the background from the springboard, but It's all a matter of preference)
    >Close Backgrounder now and let it respring.


    3)
    Now open Cydia and download a package called, "Remove Recent".
    >Let it respring.


    And there you go!
    When you close an app, it will no longer show up in the multi-task bar!
    In addition, when you do background apps, you can just double tap to switch between them quickly!

    This also makes the multi-task bar behave more like an app switcher.


    AS A SIDE NOTE:
    In order to preserve battery life,
    you may want some applications to background in the "native" way rather than as if the were in the "foreground".
    Ex) Music, Mail, Safari, App Store etc.

    To do this:
    >Open Backgrounder and select "Overrides"
    >Hit the "Add" button
    >Select the Application you would like to background "natively"
    >Set "Backgrounding method" to "Native"
    >(with these applications, I turn "Badge" OFF as they run often.)


    Hope some people find this helpful!
  2. lilplaya2567

    lilplaya2567 Member

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    mite have to try that..it does get annoying that every app i close ends up in the multitasking bar even wen i dont wont it dere
  3. mitchell209

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    I did the opposite. I set every app I don't want backgrounding into Overrides.
  4. pheonix_1018

    pheonix_1018 Member

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    It's all a matter of preference.
  5. rykah

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    If this is iOS4 you're talking about, Backgrounder WILL NOT run them in the background. Only App Store apps will natively background, if they support it.

    I have no idea why they don't want the native apps to natively background, but you'll have to use the Backgrounder method to do it. ):
  6. Bl1tzkrieg

    Bl1tzkrieg Active Member

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    Someone already made this a guide right here
    And if you switch "fall back to native" off, then nothing will run in the background except for the stock apps
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    My point precisely.
  8. Bl1tzkrieg

    Bl1tzkrieg Active Member

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    I just had to dumb it down for me

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    Lol
  9. ipNinja

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    Nice one! i have been playing around with backgrounder and native backgrounding.. nice guide
  10. Badd_Blood

    Badd_Blood Well-Known Member

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    Works thanks!

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