How to close apps on iPad and iPhone

Apple devices are usually quite stable and have good battery life. However, from time to time apps can become sluggish or unresponsive. If you encounter such problems, the best option is to close an app and open it again. This is how it works on an iPhone or iPad.

How to close apps on an iPhone

Closing apps on an iPhone is quick and easy and can be done in a few short steps:

  1. Double click on that home Button on your iPhone, or swipe up from the bottom if your iPhone doesn’t have one home Button.
  2. Swipe left to right to find the app you want close.
  3. Push the selected app up until it closes.

You can do this with a finger or two as long as it is the swiping motion. You can also swipe up multiple apps at the same time with multiple fingers. Though you shouldn’t all the time close iPhone apps, so only try to close them if they stop responding or keep getting sluggish.

How to close apps on an iPad

Closing apps on an iPad is pretty similar to the iPhone method, but it depends on your iPad model:

  1. Double click on that home Button to bring up all of your open apps. Alternatively, swipe up from the bottom of the screen if your iPad device doesn’t have a home Button.
  2. Swipe left to right to find the app you want close.
  3. Push the selected app up until it closes.

You can swipe up from the bottom of the screen even if you have a. to have home Button.

Like the iPhone, you can swipe up with one or more fingers, and you can swipe up multiple apps with multiple fingers at the same time. However, instead of always forcing apps to quit, you should make sure you only do so when an app has stopped responding.

Close apps on iPhone and iPad

If you followed the simple steps in this article you should be able close the apps on your iPad or iPhone. Contrary to popular belief, closing apps doesn’t improve performance or battery life because iOS and iPadOS are already so well optimized.

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