How to close multiple apps at once in iOS 7

Multitasking in iOS 7 has gotten even better. It not only offers a live preview of the running apps in the form of cards, it also makes it faster and easier to force close an app. Using the new multitasking view in iOS 7, you can also close multiple apps at once on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Hit the jump to learn how to easily close multiple apps in iOS 7 at once…
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Multitasking in iOS 7 shows you a full screen thumnail preview of the apps you were most recently in as well as rest of the apps. The idea is pretty much similar to the multitasking found in WebOS and jailbreak app Auxo also provides similar multitasking experience. Double pressing the Home button will bring up the multitasking carded view where you can swipe right/left to see the apps running in the background.

Let’s talk about how to close multiple apps in iOS 7 at once…

Close multiple apps at once in iOS 7

  1. Double tap the home button to launch the multitasking tray. (The cards views of running apps in the background)
  2. You can close any running app by simply flipping the card upward of that specific app.
  3. If you want to close multiple apps at once, hold two or three fingers over different cards and flip up with each finger simulteneously. This should close all the app cards you had put your fingers on.


If you’re facing battery drain issue on iOS 7, this is a great and easy way to improve battery life: close all the apps running in the background just to make sure that nothing is draining your battery in the background. Just put your fingers on multiple cards and flip up to close those cards at once. That’s it!

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3 comments… add one
foxcool October 15, 2013, 9:41 pm

And with “wekillbackground” cydia tweak we can just do it with one touch or even automatically.

iOS 7 jailbreak can’t come soon enough.

Digital Mark October 24, 2013, 11:19 am

Thanks, I could not figure that out. I like the old way better, it made more sense.

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