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James Bentley
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Okay, I have a question about the new iPod Touch 32 gb I just got my wife and myself...

I'm new to these things, so if this is an ignorant question, well....so be it....

If I'm playing a game or running an app, and want to quit...Does simply pressing the Home button actually close or exit the game (or app), or is it still running in the background (using up battery life)...?

A couple of apps I've tried actually have an "Exit" button, but many of them do not...

I really don't want programs running in the background if I can help it...When I'm finished with an app, I'd rather turn it off...

Thanks for any and all help,
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Pushing home quits the applications. Very few actually do background processing, even with the new OS they have to be specifically written in order to do background processing.
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James Bentley
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SybotCB wrote:
Pushing home quits the applications. Very few actually do background processing, even with the new OS they have to be specifically written in order to do background processing.


Thank you for the info, I sure appreciate it!

So how do you know which apps DO the background processing? And how do you know they ARE still running...?

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I don't know about the new iOS4 multitasking functionality, but I assume if you are running multiple apps using the newest iOS, then you would know, it will show on the botton that they are running. For any previous OS's (if you didn't update your OS when the iOS4 come out, which is about a week ago, then you have version 3.x and no multitasking). the only app I know of that can run in the background is the ipod function. And ofcourse you would know that by listening to it and hear the music. It is obvious. Any other app do not, and should not run in the background when you press home button. Oh some that might push notify you such as email or Words With Friends (highly recommeded!), is ok, they will not run, just notify you when you have new mail or move to make.

Enjoy your new toy!
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