You don't need to pause and hold in the app switcher

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  1. Sirious, Nov 4, 2017
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    Sirious macrumors 65816

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    I randomly worked this out.

    Instead of swiping up then pausing and waiting for the app switcher, you can invoke it by quickly making the shape of an upsidedown "L". So swipe up and flick right, all in one motion.

    Have a go and tell me what you think.

    Edit: I posted a video of it on to twitter :)
    https://twitter.com/squidsir/status/926793536690798592
     
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  3. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    Definitely faster than waiting! Good find.
     
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    Thank you for the tip. Definitely faster.
     
  6. vicfalc09 macrumors member

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    Thank you, this was driving me nuts!
     
  7. nia820 macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the tip . It works a lot faster.
     
  8. acctman macrumors 65816

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    MKHD showed this method on youtube when review the iphone. That how I learned of it.
     
  9. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    nice one

    got to admit the multitasking/app drawer has been frustrating when closing apps.
     
  10. predation macrumors 65816

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    Next is reachability.
    I think I got it down.
    Finer right above home bar.
    Slight pressure and run finger down all the Way past/off the screen.
     
  11. Billymac19 macrumors regular

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    NICE! GREAT FIND! TIP MY HAT TO OP!
    --- Post Merged, Nov 4, 2017 ---

    I AGREE wish u didnt have to hold til the red minus sign wish u can just multi task and swipe away like normal, think it be fixed in update i hope
     
  12. skywest153 macrumors member

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    Seems to me the 'L' works simply because the motion is about the same amount of time your finger is on the screen as the pause. You're not really making it happen faster, it just feels like it because your finger is moving instead of pausing.
     
  13. shooter03 macrumors regular

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    This guy, Spank you very muchly. Way faster.
     
  14. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    can also be done for the lower app switcher. instead of swiping left to right you can do a U motion and throw down the next app.
    You can pull the app up high and toss it down like your throwing it at the bottom of the screen too. Its fun to play with and much quicker than double press of the home button.
    the up and over motion like a "r" is the quickest way for the normal multitask
     
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  16. mashinhead macrumors 68030

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    What's the lower app switcher
     
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  18. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    A similar trick wich i enjoy more is to hold the screen. End your swipe by stopping with your finger instead of stopping in the swiping motion, this also works and shaves off the waiting time.
     
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    Good one.
     
  21. THFourteen macrumors 6502a

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    It just sucks for me. Especially on this forum for some reason.
     
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    Beautiful, thank you for the post. Much easier than what I had been doing.
     
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    I discovered it by some tweets last night, complaining about 3D Touch app switcher being gone. I can get used to this method, but it still isn't as fast or as intuitive (yet) as the quick 3D Touch swipe.
     
  25. scotio200 macrumors regular

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    I have found a flick will go to the home screen and a drag will give you multi tasking. Just be careful when raising your thumb/finger when dragging as it can be registered as a flick.
     

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