How do you close apps running in backround?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mrjayd, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. mrjayd macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
  2. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Per Steve Jobs, don't worry about it.
    If you worry about what is open, then they failed. ;)

    Unofficially, I would think you would go into the running app and do some kind of hold home key press sleep and swipe step to do it.
  3. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Washington, DC
    You hold down on the icon when the task switcher is open and then you will see a - on the icon show up and you click that to get it to quit completely. It essentially works the same way you delete an app, except you do it in the task switcher.
  4. amps macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2009
    Although it's probably not necessary, you can close them with these steps:

    1) bring up the recently opened apps by double clicking the home button.
    2) press and hold any app along the bottom row.
    3) press on the red - icon for the app you want to close.
  5. mathewr macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2007
    double click on the home button then swipe to the right. then it will show controls for the open app.
  6. robotrondeluxe macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2006
  7. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    I can see it ending up as a horizontal listing of apps. At some point you'll open up at least half of the apps and the user just ends up with them listed in the strip.

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