Closing your smartphone’s background apps has become a habitual and cathartic exercise. As well as appeasing your mild OCD need for a clean, uncluttered smartphone – even if you can’t see the clutter – it helps prolong your battery life too, right? Wrong.
No apps doesn’t mean no drain on your battery. And instead of giving your piddly power unit a new lease of life, force-quitting all open apps in one go can actually make things worse and cause your handset to lose battery juice even quicker.
Don’t just take our word for it, though – the people who built your phones and their operating systems have spoken out to dispel this battery-saving superstition.
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