Craig Federghi says quitting apps from running in the background does not help improve battery life

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It is widely believed in the iOS ecosystem that quitting applications from running the in background can lead to improved performance, free up more RAM, and even increase battery life on iOS devices.

The topic is pretty controversial, since the results have varied wildly and there have been no concrete tests done to prove that one should quit apps from running in the background in iOS or not.

Putting this controversy to the end once and for all is the SVP of software at Apple, Craig Federighi. Responding to an email originally sent to Tim Cook regarding this issue, Craig jumped in and replied with a very short, but apt answer: “No and No.”

The email was originally sent by Caleb — an Apple loyalist, and asked Tim if he quits “iOS multitasking apps frequently and is this necessary for battery life?”

Tim Cook and other Apple executives do reply to customer emails from time to time, but this is the first time that another Apple executive jumped in and replied to the email.

Whatever the case may be, we have now heard from the horse mouth itself that clearing apps from running in the background has no effect in improving the battery life of your iOS device. Or do you think otherwise? Drop in a comment and let us know!

[Via 9to5Mac]