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Question: how to force close apps without pressing home button

how to force close apps u recently used without pressing home button

iPhone 4, Windows 7

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May 27, 2018 10:42 AM in response to larae1990 In response to larae1990

On what iPhone model exactly?


Why don't you want to press the home button?


On iPhones running iOS 11, you can tap and hold on the left edge of the screen until an app appears and then drag it towards the center of the screen to bring up the App switcher. Then just swipe the app up and off the screen to close it.

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May 27, 2018 11:30 AM in response to y_p_w In response to y_p_w

How does anyone do this with an iPhone X?

It is explained in the support document the OP linked from.


iPhone X

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up and pause.
  2. Firmly touch and hold the app, then tap User uploaded file. You can also swipe up to close the app as soon as you see User uploaded file.

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