Whether you’re working on your PC or smartphone, unresponsive apps can be really annoying. However, force-closing them and rebooting almost always does the trick, regardless of the platform you choose. On iOS, forcing apps to close was a relatively easy affair, requiring users to simply double-click the Home button and swipe the misbehaving app. However, things changed with the release of the iPhone X, which lacks the Home button, so Apple had to rethink many actions and gestures to interact with the device. Force closing apps is one such action that is done a little differently on the iPhone X in the absence of the Home button, so if you’re wondering how to do it, here’s what you need to do:
How to Force Close Apps on iPhone X
- Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and then swipe right in one continuous motion. without lifting a finger To access the ‘Application Switcher’ mode. Remove your finger from the screen only after the app cards appear, as seen in the clip below.
- Press and hold any of the cards, and you will see a “-” (Minus) sign appear inside a red bubble in the upper left corner of each app card. now you can tap the red bubble or swipe up on a card to force close this app.
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Use New Gesture controls to Force Close Apps on iPhone X
This is folks. It’s really easy to force close apps on the iPhone X, even without the physical Home button that has become a trademark for all iPhones over the past decade. While all the new gesture-based controls take some getting used to, they’re pretty intuitive once you get used to them, but they may not be everyone’s cup of tea.