Closing apps on iPhone X?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by acctman, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. acctman, Nov 3, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2017

    acctman macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2012
    anyone know how to close apps on the iPhone X?

    Edit: found out how.. Swipe up and pause to get to the App switcher then tap and hold to bring up the close icons... silly that they added that extra step. why not just swipe up on the app to close it like we use to do.
  2. beakerss macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2017
    You have to touch small window for a few seconds and the red x comes in upper left hand corner.
  3. as4life macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2015
  4. iPhonefreak79 macrumors member


    Jul 24, 2016
    Yes, this gesture is just awful with an extra step. I hope they come up with a better gesture on the next update.
  5. Danielkg macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2011
    Wrexham, Wales, UK
    No need to tap the red dot. Simply hold until the dot appears then swipe up. I’ve not seen a single review point this out
  6. pesos macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2006
    Also my least favorite change. I find this extraordinarily clunky. Do people simply not keep their apps closed? This is driving me nuts. I used to be able to pull up the switcher and close all extraneous apps in about a second and a half - now I have to do the awkward gesture to even get the switcher up, then press and hold (another wait) to get the red dots, then I can swipe up.

    As much as I love the screen, app switching/closing and faceid when in the car or using the phone flat on my desk may lead to a return.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    For the most part Apple doesn't recommend "closing" apps as iOS generally takes care of it all on its own.
  8. pesos macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2006
    Who gives a chit what Apple recommends? I'm not talking about memory management here. I don't want apps I'm not currently using to be running and in the way, simple as that. It's inefficient to have to scroll through dozens (hundreds?) of apps, especially when switching rapidly and frequently between them.
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    You asked the question about that and I provided and answer.
  10. pesos macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2006
    I asked a question about apples (awkward gesture/procedure) and you provided an answer about oranges (memory mgmt).
  11. C DM, Nov 5, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2017

    C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like another question was also brought up (which is what my post was commenting on):
  12. HylianKnight, Nov 6, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017

    HylianKnight macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2017
    You don’t have to “pause” to bring up the app switcher. Check out the recent article on macrumors about useful gestures for the iPhone X here if you haven’t read it already.

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