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How Do I Close Apps in iOS 7?

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 by | Filed Under: iOS, Quick Tips, Smartphones

Anne writes:

Just upgraded to iOS 7. How do I close my apps? Previously double clicked homage button and closed them out like that. Now when you double click the home button, it brings up everything you opened and there is no way to close them out. Do they just continue running in background?

Anne, it really isn’t too different with the update. First, double-press the home button. Your apps will open on the screen as windows.

In order to completely close them, you swipe up on the icon for the app, dragging it towards them to the top of the screen. When it disappears, the app is closed.

~ Kristi

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7 Responses to “How Do I Close Apps in iOS 7?”

  1. Carol Wyatt says:

    The question was a good one but wasn’t completely answered. Do the apps continue running in the background is a question I would have liked answered as well. I never knew to do as you’ve instructed which prompted me to close out a bunch. But thanks for the posted question and reply. I learned something!!

  2. Marie says:

    Thank you, great tip

  3. melanie says:

    Yes, Carol, the apps continue running in the background until you use this method to close them.

  4. Dianna says:

    Excellent! I could not figure it out.

  5. Val Donaldson says:

    I was asking all my friends that question so was thrilled to see the answer in Tech Tips.

    Thank you for the tip.

  6. Karen says:

    Very helpful

  7. Becky says:

    I tried swiping up to close out my apps & they didn’t disappear.
    How do you know if they are turned off?

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