On the X why cant you just swipe up to close the open apps?

richard371

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They have added a second step of pressing one of the apps to get the minus before you can swipe up to close the open apps. I dont see why the second step is necessary. Seems it would be best to swipe up on the screen to get the open app then start flicking them up to close just like on previous models.
 

Knowimagination

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Why can't you just rearrange apps on the home screen without holding them? Because that would make the phone really confusing to use.

Same logic applies here swipe up is now an integral part to the gestures on the X so you have to enable a different "mode" if you will so that the gesture now makes sense why it is doing something different.
 
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myscrnnm

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They've made it harder on purpose, you shouldn't be force closing your apps anyway (unless the app has crashed), it has a detrimental affect on your battery.
Why though? I thought closing the app would mean it wouldn't be running any processes in the background or using up memory.
 

bluej3

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Yes, i know. U r right. When u long press and once the red sign appears, swipe the apps up one by one to close. Simple and easy.
 

KingslayerG5

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It's similar to when you swipe left for lockscreen messages. It will ask you to either view or delete. On Android, you can swipe it away left or right.

The iOS "way" (not plural) doesn't seem seamless enough. I never understood why they would ask you to either view or delete? If you accidentally deleted the lockscreen message, it's still there on the Messages app.

Just added steps no different than having two areas to view lockscreen messages and toggles when they should be together. Messages below the toggles you want.
 

Technarchy

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It’s now a shared gesture which is going to make people swipe happy.

I’m willing to bet in testing people were closing apps way too often by mistake and losing content.

It’s not a big deal to me personally.
 
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Falhófnir

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Why though? I thought closing the app would mean it wouldn't be running any processes in the background or using up memory.
It doesn't use more or less battery, do whatever makes you happy... personally I like to keep what I have open 'pruned' simply because it makes it easier to find apps when you're switching back and forward, can't stand flicking through dozens of apps!
 

Knowimagination

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Yeah but they can allow swipe up to close app if you are within the app switcher. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be possible if you are within the app switcher. I have submitted feedback regarding this.
Except for then the same gesture you use to get out of the app switcher would be used to close apps. Still confusing.
 

big samm

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Op i feel your pain, i hate it too!!
Specially when this is how you close apps on the ipad. Technically we don’t even need the home button on the ipad since ios 11 came out. App switching should be a lottle more consistent between ios devices.
 

joeblow7777

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They've made it harder on purpose, you shouldn't be force closing your apps anyway (unless the app has crashed), it has a detrimental affect on your battery.
Given the reported efficiency of the A11, the couple of seconds of resource allocation that it takes to launch an app fresh will have no noticeable effect on battery life unless you close and restart the same app dozens of times a day. And if you keep everything open the phone will effectively shut them down and have to relaunch them again at some point anyway since RAM isn't infinite.
 

Pascal325

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Why though? I thought closing the app would mean it wouldn't be running any processes in the background or using up memory.
It's better to close the Apps. He has no clue. And don't believe an article you read from a nobody on the web either.
 
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