How do I close all recent apps before handing phone to someone else?

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  1. Taisiya macrumors regular

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    How do I close all recent apps before handing phone to someone else? (So they can't see what I've bee using... for example, if I just accessed a bank website)

    Yes, I do realize I can swipe them up to close them, but that only closes one at a time... I'm looking for a solution that closes all of them with just one swipe or click.

    Thanks!
     
  2. SSAJ macrumors 6502

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    Well....its problem for decades but you can try with two or three fingers and kill multiple apps at once
     
  3. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    ios does not do that, unless you JB
     
  4. Taisiya thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seems like most of my recent iPhone-related questions can all be answered with "unless you jailbreak" !!! :)
     
  5. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    well its not for everyone, but those are some of the reasons i switched over to the other side last October.
     
  6. Taisiya thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well... I use both Android and iOS daily :)
     
  7. rugmankc Contributor

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    3 is the most at one time. but, i never let anyone have my iphone.
     
  8. canuckRus macrumors 6502

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    clear Safari history?
     
  9. Newtons Apple, Jan 23, 2017
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    Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Never hand you phone to anyone who would not replace it if they dropped it. I know it sounds mean and Trump like but a friend loaned his phone to another person and was joking around about dropping it . . . well he did drop it.
     
  10. rugmankc Contributor

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    good point, if it is websites you want closed (banks) you can do all at once. hold down on the Done tab and the option will come up.
     
  11. Taisiya thread starter macrumors regular

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    how about the in-laws? :D
     
  12. borgsauce macrumors regular

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    Bottom line OP is that there is no shortcut like on Android that allows you close all tasks at once.
     
  13. bufffilm Suspended

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    Doesn't gravitybox do it?
     
  14. Taisiya thread starter macrumors regular

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    then what does the "Close All" button on all of my recent
    Samsung Galaxy phone do? (Note 5, 7, S7 edge) When
    I click it, all recent apps are closed... :confused:
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    And that's what the poster said, that unlike Android, there is no such shortcut in iOS.
     
  16. bufffilm Suspended

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    It matters little either way w/iOS...there are options if the device is JB but even those are pretty worthless for the OP's purposes.

    Why you ask?...because closing Safari doesn't really hide what your recent activity there. Only the Private mode does that.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I wasn't really asking or commenting about that, just clarifying another post essentially.
     
  18. Taisiya thread starter macrumors regular

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    my bad... read it wrong... didn't get any coffee this morning because Starbucks drive-thru had a huge line(at least 20 to 30 cars from what I saw). lack of caffeine sure isn't fun. :(
     

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