How to Force-Close Apps on iOS 7

The way to close apps 0n iOS 7 has changed a bit. To close apps in iOS 4 – iOS 6 can be done by double tapping the home button (which brings the fast app switcher), then you tap and hold down any icon in the fast app switcher until they jiggled, and then you tap on ‘X’ to close the app. But there’s no fast switcher in iOS 7, but a card view for multitasking with no jiggling or X button to close the applications. So how to close apps 0n iOS 7 with carded multitasking view? Hit the jump to learn how easy it is to close/force-close apps on iOS 7…
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How to close apps on iOS 7

  1. Double click the home button to launch the multitasking cards interface containing a screenshot of the running app with the app icon just below it.
  2. Tap and hold any app’s card – not the icon – and then swipe it up.
  3. You can also tap and hold multiple cards and toss them away simultaneously, but there’s a limit of up to 3 cards selection (the max. shown on the screen at any time).
  4. Any app swipe up and tossed out off the screen will be closed down.

Note: you still cannot close all apps at once, on iOS 7.

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How to force-close apps in iOS 7

  1. Force closing an app on iOS 7 is probably the same as found in earlier iOS versions:
  2. With app opened, hold down the power/sleep button until slide to power off control appears.
  3. Now hold down the power button until the screen blanks out and it takes you back to the home screen.
  4. Please let us know in the comments section below if you ever encounter the need of force-closing an app on iOS 7 and these instructions worked for you.

More on iOS 7

How to Update to iOS 7
Download iTunes 11.1 for iOS 7
Download iOS 7

4 comments… add one
Dan Zimmerman January 14, 2014, 4:35 am

NEED to be able to EASILY CLOSE ALL APPS. Why do you not employ and listen to competent Usability Experts?

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