June 8th 2015

Why There's No 'Close All Apps' Button on iOS

Apple's user interfaces subtly educate people who might otherwise "abuse" technology by pushing its limits.

For example, on iOS you have to close apps one at a time. Instead of a close all button, iOS helps people understand how many apps they have running at any time.

If someone's phone is feeling slow or their apps are crashing, they start closing apps one by one. They see how hard they're making their machine work.

What's better is they blame themselves for the slowness instead of Apple.

It's sophisticated user interaction.