How to Close Apps on iPhone X

The iPhone X is the most unique iPhone that Apple ever launched. It comes with some groundbreaking features such as FaceID, no hardware/software buttons in the front of the phone and the bezel-less display is just gorgeous to look at. Since the iPhone X doesn’t have the signature style home button in the front, Apple has included a lot of gestures that one can use in order to interact with the iOS version on the phone.

The gestures sure do take some time in getting used to but after a while, it grows on you and you start feeling that this is how one should use a smartphone. Many people are simply confused with the gestures and the major thing that people are confused with is the process or the exact gesture to close apps on the iPhone X.

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How to Close Apps on iPhone X

But this post will help you in knowing how to close apps on your iPhone X and trust me, the process is very simple. Just follow the two simple steps below and you’re good to go!

Step 1: Open up the App Switcher

The process to open up the App Switched on a normal iPhone with a home button was to double press that button and it would open up a carousel of apps that are minimized. But since there’s no physical home button on the iPhone X, you have to take help of gestures.

All you need to do is Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold your finger on your screen for a moment. After doing this, you will see that the App Switched has been opened. The app that you were using before opening the App Switcher will be displayed in the front and all the other apps will be in the background.

You can swipe left or right to see the respective open apps and close them using the process mentioned below.

Step 2: Close the app(s)

Now that the app switcher has been opened, you can now close the apps that you want. The process is just as simple as what we mentioned above. Just long-tap on any of the app shown in the app switcher and you will see a red minus sign on the thumbnails in the apps switcher carousel.

Now, to close the app(s), you just need to swipe up or just tap on the red circle on the apps and they will be closed. You can close all the apps using this gesture and to switch to another app, you can easily tap on any of the other thumbnails and the app will be opened. This was a small and very simple process that you can follow to close the apps on your iPhone X.

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