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How To: Turn Off Multiple Apps On iPhone Running iOS 4.x With A Single Tap

iPhone users who have upgraded and jailbroken on iOS 4.x can now easily switch on/off multiple apps running in background using Remove Background SB. This Cydia app is a must have for all jailbroken iPhone and iPod Touch users who are a bit lazy in keeping tap on apps running in the background. Closing the apps running in background increases your phone’s battery time too.

As we all know, most modern smartphone operating systems support multitasking. With iOS 4, Apple has introduced multitasking to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. While this obviously has huge benefits, there are also certain drawbacks to it. As users keep on launching apps, most don’t bother closing many of them, despite not needing them running anymore. This results in several apps running in the background, taking up resources. Although iOS has smart management features for many background apps, freezing them so that they don’t drain the system resources, there are still apps that are allowed to utilize the resources actively even when running in background.

Due to the above reasons, it is advisable to keep the background apps to a minimum. Most users who do this have to close the background apps manually, one at a time, which is rather inefficient, and that’s where this Cydia app comes handy by letting you close all background apps in one go, speeding up your device as more RAM is available after some apps are closed, and saving battery life because of efficient utilization of resources.


In order to install Remove Background, you will have to launch Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch running iOS 4.x. Once done, go to Cydia search, type “Remove Background” and install it.  The application is available on Cydia free of charge for now, so there is no reason not to grab it ASAP.

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