For most Smartphone users, cling apps has become almost an automatic thing they do.
You double-tap the home button on your iPhone or hit the multitasking key on your Android, and you just start swiping.
You close all the app that you have been using thinking it will save your phones battery life and give you that extra hour or so.
Well I have news for you that your wrong.
In the last week or so, both Apple and Google have finally confirmed that closing your Smartphone apps that are running does absolutely nothing to improve your battery life.
In fact, says Hiroshi Lockheimer, the VP of Engineering for Android, it might make things worse for you.
@pierce @mcwm @MarcusDPK @qz could very slightly worsen unless you and algorithm are ONE (you kill something, system wants it back etc)
— Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) March 14, 2016
They have not revealed anything and why but it’s just nice to hear the people who built the platforms confirm it.
But if you want to save your battery life there are lots of things you can do.
Turn down screen brightness. Turn off background refresh for apps this saves you battery life and internet usage.
Use the Low Power Mode in iOS, or in Android enable Doze.
Turn off location sharing for apps that don’t need it.
If you’re feeling really crazy put the whole thing in Airplane Mode.
But stop swiping your apps out of view, because it’s not helping.
If anything, it’s making it worse.