How to Force Close apps on iPhone 13, iPhone 12: Tips for newcomers from Android

Force closing apps on an iPhone: Here is how you can do it on the new iPhone versions running on new iOS iterations.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:33 IST
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Force closing apps on an iPhone: The process is highly similar to Android. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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Force closing apps on an iPhone: The process is highly similar to Android. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Coming from an Android phone to a new iPhone can be a harrowing experience for many. Compared to Android, iOS is laid out differently and there's a huge learning curve for doing basic tasks. One of them is the ability to close app when you are done with it. In Android, you cans imply press the back key, or swipe back to the homescreen using the back gesture to close an app. For force closing the app, one can simply do it from the Recents window.

On an iPhone, the concept is similar too for force closing apps. However, the way iOS handles its apps is vastly different from the process on Android. Hence, managing an app when you no longer need to use it is comparatively easier on any iPhone.

Note that the below mentioned processes are applicable on all the Face ID equipped models of Apple's iPhone. This includes the new iPhone 13, last year's iPhone 12, the older iPhone 11, and all vintage versions of iPhones that include the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone X. The process is different for the iPhone SE and older Touch ID versions of the iPhone range.

Force Closing apps: When you need to do it on iPhone

On an iPhone, you only need to force close apps when they start misbehaving. iOS on its own is efficient in handling apps when left unused. When you exit an app, iOS freezes it in the background, thereby not assigning any of the phone's resources to a particular app sitting in the background.

Force Close app on iPhone: How to do it

Step 1: On your iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone XR, and iPhone X, unlock the phone to come to the homescreen. Or, you can swipe up from the bottom of the app you are using to come to the homescreen.
Step 2: Next, you need to swipe and hold from the bottom of the display to enter the Recents app interface.
Step 3: From here, you can see all apps you used recently in the form of large thumbnails. Scroll to the one you want to force close.
Step 4: Once you highlight the desired app to be force closed, simply swipe it up from the list.
Step 5: The app will be force closed now. Next time you open the app, it loads up from the beginning and should eradicate any previous bugs or errors with the same.

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First Published Date: 18 Jan, 18:03 IST