Apple iOS apps under the microscope: Killing them kills your battery

Apple’s iOS is under more scrutiny, as it has been revealed that killing apps can kill your battery more quickly – and with that there are some hot new apps for summer available now. When we think about our iPhone and preserving its battery, which often means killing apps. However, new data is challenging that theory. While it might seem like a good idea to kill all of your apps, it was written that killing said applications work against your phones battery.

When apps are sitting in the background of an iPhone, they’re idle. When they’re idle, they’re not using any battery. However, when we kill them, they’re getting taken from RAM memory, where they sit idly and are being moved back into action. The move is one that requires more battery power than simply leaving the app running in the background.


Speaking of apps though, the summer is a time when Apple tries to push some kid-friendly applications out since many are home on summer vacation. This year is no different, as the company will be unleashing a series of new apps onto users, many of which are new and undiscovered. Apps like ‘Inventioneers’ take puzzle play to a new level and is great for young children, who are between the ages of 4-8.

Meanwhile, other apps, like ‘Odd Bot Out’ and ‘Crazy Gears’ get into the more interactive stuff and allow users, or children to have a lot of fun without a ton of thought. However, there is enough thought required in the games that players are left with a very rewarding system of play. In other words, parents won’t feel badly about their kids playing this game, and kids will thoroughly enjoy the games, as well.

These are all things to keep in mind, as we get more active on our smart devices over the summer. Whether we’re letting our children have access to our devices, or we’re just looking for a way to get a little more out of our devices throughout those long summer days or nights – these are great pieces of information to use. This comes down to getting the most out of Apple devices, and when it comes down to it – everyone can use a little extra battery life.