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The apps that are "open" are not actually running. They are still using memory, but they are not consuming CPU and battery. If your phone needs memory to do something else, it will save an old app's state (tombstoning) and close the app so it's not in memory anymore and will restore the app if and when you go back to it. For a more technical overview of a ...


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The closest you have is in the Battery Saver app for monitoring power consumption (albeit only when not connected to external power) - the reason there is nothing more complex is that apps is that there is only ever one app running in the foreground - the others in the task switcher are suspended, and not consuming any valuable resources (they remain in ...


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Officially, no, there's no such thing. There are a few reasons for this: WP apps can't see other apps (or indeed any process running outside the app's sandbox). This is by design, as a security measure to keep a malicious app from spying on you or interfering with other apps. WP automatically suspends backgrounded apps. If the phone runs low on memory, ...


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Actually there isn't, and theres also no need for one as on Windows Phone there can only be one app actively running in the foreground. The OS frees up memory from suspended apps when needed. You can also manually close those apps through the task switcher by holding the back button. There are Background Tasks which you can manage through the Battery Saver ...


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When you leave an app by going back to the home screen (using the windows button) the state of the app is frozen. when you return back to the app it retrieves the state from memory and continues where it was. The restriction on how many apps will be left open is dynamic because the OS will decide if these apps should be removed if it needs the memory for ...


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On Windows Phone 7 only one app at a time is consuming CPU and explicit battery power: the one you are looking at. In Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) background tasks have appeared, but these are so limited (to save the UX and battery life for the user), that effectively the previous situation still holds: only one app is running, the rest that seem open - for ...


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This part of the Windows Phone OS is locked down. There is no way for any app to change this behavior.


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The app goes to a sleeping state. It keeps in memory but stops to give to it processor time. When you return to app it return to receive processor time to do its thinks. If an app consume more memory than available or the phone needs more memory, it can send the app to a "tombstone" state, where it lose the RAM it uses. The app need to save the ...


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Hi Yes you can hold the back button, the list of the recent applications appears and next to each one a close button is available. Close the application with the close button and that's it.


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