How to close apps on iPhone iOS 7

by Peter Trapasso

in Apple, Apps, How To, iOS 7, iPhone, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, Mobile

How to close apps on iPhone iOS 7 is probably one of the first questions that come to mind after taking the plunge and upgrading to Apple’s latest mobile operating system version. After all the excitement dies down, you may realize that you cannot close your apps the old way you did with iOS 6. The trick is in understanding the new multitasking view and how to access it.

Click the Home button again to close the bottom tray when finished.Close apps on iPhone

The basic steps to close apps on iPhone are as follows.:

1. Swipe left the “slide to unlock” slider and enter your phone’s security code if needed to unlock your iPhone home screen.
2. Double click the Home button to enter multitasking view.
3. Swipe left or right across the screen until you see the app you wish to close.
4. Touch the app you wish to close and swipe up until it disappears from the screen.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to close additional apps until finished
6. Click the Home button again to close the bottom tray when finished.

See also: How to close apps on iPhone (iOS 6 and older)

1. Swipe left the “slide to unlock” slider and enter your phone’s security code if needed to unlock your iPhone home screen.

1. Swipe left the "slide to unlock" slider and enter your phone's security code if needed to unlock your iPhone home screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Double click the Home button to enter multitasking view.

IPhone 5 Double click the Home button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Swipe left or right across the screen until you see the app you wish to close.

Swipe left or right across the screen until you see the app you wish to close.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Touch the app you wish to close and swipe up until it disappears from the screen.

4. Touch the app you wish to close and swipe up until it disappears from the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to close additional apps until finished.

6. Click the Home button again to close the bottom tray when finished.

Click the Home button again to close the bottom tray when finished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out:  How to close apps on iPhone (iOS 6 and older)
Bonus tip 1

You can close up to three apps at a time by using up to three fingers when swiping up. Just put one finger on each adjacent app that you want to close and swipe them up simultaneously.

Bonus tip 2

The multitasking view is also for just that purpose, multitasking. Instead of swiping up on the app you would normally close, just click on the app icon below it to switch to that particular app.
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About Peter Trapasso

Peter Trapasso is a writer and social media marketing expert who blogs at PeterTrapasso.com. He is based in San Francisco, Ca. For many years he worked for Fortune 500 and startup companies in high technology. Currently he is one of the Top 65 most followed people on Twitter in San Francisco, a Top 1% Kred Social Media VIP, Klout Influencer, and Socialbakers Ambassador. He is dedicated to social good and making the world a better place for all of us. Social media marketing, Bitcoin, alternative currencies, and litecoin.

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Jenn aiello October 9, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Thank you!!! Yours was the only website that actually explained this – tons promised an explanation but when clicked offered nothing! Thanks Paisano!

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Jenn aiello October 9, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Thank you!!! Yours was the only website that actually explained this! Many promised an explanation but when clicked offered nothing! Thanks Paisano!

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