How to Force Close Unresponsive Apps on iPhone X: NO Home Button

By | March 13, 2018

Closing an app on iPhone X, works the same as the other devices. However, Apple recommends closing apps only if they are frozen. For example, the iOS 11 automatically controls whether certain applications need to be closed and how much memory and processor time they may use. Therefore, force closing apps on iPhone X must only happen if an app is no longer usable or no longer respond to screen taps.

On iPhone X, you could close apps that are active in the background because you no longer need them. But according to Apple, that is not necessary. If you want to save the battery and improve the performance of your iPhone X, it does not make sense to close all apps. It takes extra energy, especially if you immediately reboot the apps and retrieve all data and status information.

There are a lot of misunderstandings about closing apps on iPhone X that we will discuss in this articles:

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

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 iPhone’s, 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. Read Article

Force-Close Running Apps on the iPhone X

Ever since iOS 7, force-closing apps on all iPhone’s has remained the same and has carried over into iOS 11. You just double-click the Home button and swipe up on the unresponsive app to force it to quit. But the new iPhone X doesn’t have a Home button … so how do you do it? Read Article

iPhone X Has a New Way to Force Close Apps

On the iPhone X, just do a long-press upwards from the bottom handle to go into a “Quit Apps” mode. Then perform another long-press on the app cards to bring up red minus buttons, and then tap on those to force quit. Optionally, you can also drag the card up to force quit too. Read Article

New Way To Force Quit Apps On The iPhone X

The new option that I want to highlight in this article though, is the new way of killing apps running in the background. Yes, it’s a big debate if it’s wise to force lose apps that linger in the background. The classic tip is to kill them all in order to save battery, but you might end up burning that extra juice because it might cost your iPhone more resources to bring back the app if you decide to access it again, a few hours later. Read Article

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