But actually, they DO need a little maintenance sometimes. Some TLC (don’t we all? )
You see, when you open an app, and then leave it, it continues to run.
Before very long, you can have dozens of apps running in the background, slowing down your iPhone and/or iPad.
In order to prevent this from happening, you must periodically close all those running apps.
Here is how you do it:
Double click your home button.
Once you have double-clicked, you will see a line of apps appear across the bottom of your iPhone/iPad. If you swipe to the left, you will see there are LOTS of apps in that row.
This row of apps are all the ones that are currently running. The ones on the far left are ones you most recently opened. You can see that I last used Google Maps, played Words with Friends, tinkered with my Settings and looked at some photos.
So now…. let’s close them!
Put your finger on any one of those, and hold.
The icons will start to wiggle AND you will see a red minus sign on the upper left hand corner.
Now start tapping those red minus signs. By doing that, you will CLOSE the running app. Keep going until you have eliminated the entire row.
Then tap your home button one more time to return to your regular screens.
That’s it! Do this regularly to keep your iPhone and/or iPad from getting sluggish.