1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar


    For an easy way to remove all of the applications from your iOS 7 App Switcher, check out a new free jailbreak tweak called Clear Background Apps by iOS developer JoyL.

    As shown above, Clear Background Apps adds a new button to the iOS 7 App Switcher interface. When you tap on the button, all of the application in your App Switcher will be removed from the App Switcher, whether they're running in the background or just suspended in the system's memory. When you do this, you will be returned to the Home Screen.

    The button is very minimalistic. Using the tweak is very simple with next to no learning curve at all.

    Clear Background Apps has no options to configure. If you would like to give the tweak a try, it's available for free right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository. You must be running iOS 7 to install the tweak.

    Name: Clear Background Apps
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: JoyL
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    2014-03-26 04:25 AM
  2. thevmax's Avatar
    This is sweet! Very much to the point and saves lots of time! Nice App.
    2014-03-26 04:55 AM
  3. louietsang's Avatar
    ehh slide2kill was doing this already but better... slide down to kill all or long hold app to prevent certain apps from being killed
    2014-03-26 06:34 AM
  4. TurkEclipse's Avatar
    Not working on my 5s 7.0.6. I wonder if it's conflicting with another tweak. I have forecast installed was thinking it could be that but probably wrong.
    2014-03-26 04:56 PM
  5. luvmytj's Avatar
    Not working on my 5s 7.0.6. I wonder if it's conflicting with another tweak. I have forecast installed was thinking it could be that but probably wrong.
    Same here, doesn't work, 5S/7.0.6
    2014-03-26 09:35 PM
  6. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    ^ditto, not working on my 5s either.
    2014-03-26 10:30 PM
  7. sashusmom's Avatar
    installed twice- just not getting the broom button. Not working for me.

    Also on a 5s 7.0.6
    Last edited by sashusmom; 2014-03-27 at 01:00 AM.
    2014-03-27 12:58 AM
  8. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    Original post states that it was only tested on "iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6".
    2014-03-27 01:11 AM
  9. Jahooba's Avatar
    What's the difference? Oh, is the 5s 64bit?
    2014-03-27 02:39 AM
  10. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    ^yuppers
    2014-03-27 02:42 AM
  11. Saharz's Avatar
    Updated just now (1-0-5)
    Confirm working on 5s 7.0.6
    2014-03-27 05:54 PM
  12. TurkEclipse's Avatar
    Yup it works!
    2014-03-27 05:57 PM
  13. sashusmom's Avatar
    This update fixed it for me too. 5s, 7.0.6. Working great! Good job! Thank you for following up
    2014-03-27 07:11 PM
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