How to Force Quit Apps on iPhone X: Get On with Quick Gesture

With Home button finally gone, how will you kill or force quit apps on iPhone X? The process has slightly been tweaked. So, if you find it a bit confusing to shoot out the running apps on your new iPhone, check out these easy steps. And yes, don’t forget to let us know your feedback about in the comments below!

Whenever I find my iOS device running a bit slow, I make sure to kill or force quit all the apps opened in the background. This little trick also works, more often than not, in fixing an unresponsive app. On the earlier iPhones, you have to double press the Home button to bring up app cards and swipe up on the specific ones to close them on iOS devices.

But with Home button finally bidding adieu on iPhone X, many folks are wondering how they will be able to close apps. Thanks to a quick gesture, force quitting apps on iPhone X is not a big deal. Let me show you how it works!

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How to Force Quit Apps on iPhone X

How to Force Close Apps on iPhone X

Step #1. Simply swipe up from the gesture bar and hold.

Swipe Up iPhone X Screen

Step #2. When you enter app switcher mode, simply touch and hold the app card you want to force close.

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Tap and Hold the App Card You Want to Kill on iPhone X

Step #3. Now, a red close button will appear; tap on it to force quit the app on your iPhone X.

Kill Apps on iPhone X

Alternateively, once you hold the app card and red button appears, you can Swipe up to Kill the app.

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Force Quit Apps on iPhone X

That’s done!

To force quit apps on your other iOS devices including iPhone 8/8 Plus, you need to double-click the Home button and then swipe up the app card you wish to close.

Wrapping up:

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Swipe gestures have made multitasking pleasing on the iPhone X. However, it’s going to take some time before users will get used to it. We have rounded up the most important iPhone X swipe gestures, which allow you to carry out commonly-used actions with ease. I would recommend you to take a look at them to find out how cool they are.

What do you think of the removal of Home button on iPhone X? Share your valuable feedback about it in the comments below.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.


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