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You Shouldn’t be Force Quitting Apps on Your Phone

force quitting apps to free memory space is actually bad for your phone

Force quitting apps might seem like an easy and quick way to free memory space and make your phone faster, but it’s not.

What has been thought to be the best way to clear out your device’s memory and help it work faster is actually a myth. Force quitting apps could to your phone more harm than well.

Whether you’re using an iPhone or Android device, you, like most people, probably likes to force quit apps to free memory space on your phone.

The process is not only easy, but it’s fun. With the slide of a finger, you can choose to kill apps running in the background – there’s a slight feeling of euphoria and power that follows.

However, both Apple and Google advise you to not do it, ever. They have actually been asking people to stop for a while now, but no one seems to be listening.

It doesn’t matter if you’re using an iOS or Android operated device, the developers at both Google and Apple have known about this problem – phone’s have a limited memory – and have somewhat solved it.

Whenever your phone is performing less than it should, due to lack of memory space, your phone will dump and free memory space by itself. Trust the engineers and programmers on this one.

But when you force quit an app, you’re not only shutting it completely down and possibly damaging its files, but it will take your phone more effort and power to relaunch it once you want to use it again.

Some theories are claiming that the popularity of force quitting apps is the reason the iPhone X has no home button. Is it true? Nobody knows.

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