Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How to Disable Multitasking on iPhone, iPod and iPad

Multitasking is great feature on iOS 4.0 onward devices. However, not many people like multitasking feature especially it make things more completed for novice user. Multitasking is not suitable for people who are lazy to shut down the apps running in the background process.
There are a few benefits of disable multitasking feature:
  • Reduce the battery life usage.
  • No more worry of closing every running apps in the background.
  • Look more cool and unique than other people.
  • Still able to use other iOS 4.0 features even after multitasking is disable.
What about disadvantages?
  • No more shortcut to play music using iPod app on the multitasking bar.
  • Lock Orientation Mode is not showing on the multitasking bar. It means unable to prevent iPhone screen from auto-rotate.
  • Unable to use multitasking feature for apps that running in the background process like Alarm Clock, To-do list, and reminder.
The great new is that you can now disable multitasking on iPhone, iPod and iPad. The following is the minimum requirement to disable multitasking feature:
  • Jailbroken iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, or iPad. Check out how to jailbreak iPhone, iPod, and iPad on Windows.
  • Cydia app is install and running on your device.
  • WinterBoard app installed.
Once all the above checklist had been met, you can proceed to download the package to disable multitasking feature.

Download “Disable Multitasking” package on Cydia

Step 1: Open Cydia app.
Step 2: Tap on search tab bar at the bottom. Type and search for keyword “Disable Multitasking”. An exact result will be shown. Tap on it.
Step 3: A detail package installation screen is shown. Tap Install button to start installing the package.

Step 4: A confirmation screen is showing now. Tap Confirm button to proceed.
Step 5: The screen shows the installation progress. Once installation is completed, tap Return to Cydia.
Step 6: The package is install successfully.

Disable Multitasking on iPhone, iPod, and iPad Using WinterBoard app

Step 1: After the above steps completed, you can proceed with these steps. Make sure you have download WinterBoard app from Cydia.
Step 2: Open WinterBoard app.
Step 3: Tap on Select Themes.
Step 4: You will see a lot of items on the list. Select Disable Multitasking. After that, return to WinterBoard screen.
Step 5: Tap on Respring button on the top left.
Step 6: Do not shut down or restart your iPhone, iPod or iPad at this moment. Wait until the installation is completed.
Step 7: Unlock your screen if you have set lock screen. Then, double tap on the home button twice. The multitasking bar is not showing anymore.
Step 8: Multitasking is disable successfully.

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