You Can't Swipe To Close Apps in the App Switcher

Sirious

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If it's a detail that matters to you - you can no longer swipe apps to close them, when using the app switcher on iPhone X.

You have to touch and hold and then hit the minus.

OR touch and hold THEN swipe them up to close them!



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blindside217

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I am glad they made this change. I am often accidentally quitting apps by swiping them up in the multitasking switcher. Now that won’t happen.
 
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noah82

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Oct 16, 2008
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This is one of the biggest misconceptions about the iPhone...closing apps. People think that they are saving battery life by closing apps, but in reality those apps are just "frozen" in the background. Once you select the app, it unfreezes itself at the same point that you left off.

When you close the app, it has to completely reload and refresh the data. This actually uses more battery than resuming the app from a frozen state.
 

Renho

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I am glad they made this change. I am often accidentally quitting apps by swiping them up in the multitasking switcher. Now that won’t happen.
this isn't true at all. go watch any walk through and none of them have the little x to press close. This is a fake pic
 

flat five

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i wonder if the red minus circles stack when closing.. similar to safari tabs..
i.e.- just keep tapping the same place on the screen and the next delete icon moves to that location.

(that said- i rarely quit apps anyway so...)
 

blindside217

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Mar 16, 2012
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ya, well then its a secondary option. But why would anybody want to do 3 more actions to do something that you can do in 1
Like I mentioned, to avoid doing it on accident. I quit apps maybe once a month so the extra steps is not a problem. It bothers me more when I quit an app by accident and I have to start the app all over from the beginning.
 

Renho

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Like I mentioned, to avoid doing it on accident. I quit apps maybe once a month so the extra steps is not a problem. It bothers me more when I quit an app by accident and I have to start the app all over from the beginning.
Huh, don’t think I have ever done one by accident..