Shortcut to get to app switcher?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by kat.hayes, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    Without having to double tap on the home button, what is the short cut to get to the app switcher?

  2. C DM, Jun 7, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2016

    C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Well, that is essentially the shortcut. For 3D Touch devices there's also a force press and/or slide from left to right gesture that will do it as I recall. And there's likely an Assistive Touch option that can be used for it too.
  3. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    You can use Assistive Touch to simulate hardware keys that don't work, it might serve your purpose.
    If you have an iPad, you can swipe up with four fingers.
  4. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    There is no shortcut. either double tap the home button or add a virtual home button to your screen using the accessibility option.
  5. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    With 3D touch, when you press into the very left edge of the screen, the app switcher will then "pop" open.
  6. JMarkNY macrumors newbie


    Jun 1, 2016
    New York
    It depends which device you're using. I believe if you have a 6S, you can do it by pressing into the left edge as the previous poster suggested otherwise double tapping really IS the shortcut.
  7. SunnySharma__ macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2015
    To me, the most easiest of the alternatives is to enable assistive touch, customise it and remove all the options except for the home button. This way it behaves the way as the physical home button and you dont have to do more than one tap on assistive touch to perform the same actions.

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