How to Force Quit Apps on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and XR: Get On with Quick Gesture

Courtesy a fluid gesture, force-quitting apps on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and iPhone XR is quite easy. Read on to discover how to kill the running apps on iPhone X series with ease!

Thanks to a smooth gesture, force-quitting apps on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and XR is pretty simple. Having got used to this new way of killing apps, I find the process more straightforward than the one that exists on the previous iPhones with the Home button.

So, why do you need to ever force close apps? Times when you run into a frozen app, this trick can work effectively in fixing the unresponsive app. Besides, you also need to kill the running apps so that your device continues to function in top gear. Enough talk; let’s find out how it’s done on the iPhone X series.

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How to Force Close Apps on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and XR

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

Swipe Up iPhone Screen

Step #2. Once you’ve entered app switcher mode, find out the app you want to kill. And then swipe up on the app card to force close it.

Force Quit Apps on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and XR

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That’s done! You’ve closed the running app.

Note: To kit apps on your other iOS devices like iPhone 8/8 Plus or earlier, you need to double-click the Home button and then swipe up the app card you wish to close.

Wrapping up

Of course, it takes a while before you begin to feel at home on the iPhone X series. However, once you get a good hang of the quick gestures, going becomes quite smooth sailing.

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Want to get through a beginner’s guide? We’ve a made a quick hands-on guide about some of the basic things like accessing Control Center on the newest iPhones. So, head over to this post to breeze through some basic things.

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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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