Dec 052012
 

Close an iphone or ipad app by swiping the image up and off the screen

New users often don’t realize that exiting an app doesn’t actually close it.  We’ve encountered people with iDevices who complain of short battery life or slow performance (or both).  They don’t realize that they need to periodically close open apps.

Here is how in iOS7:

  1. Tap the Home button on the front of the device twice (fairly quickly).
  2. Swipe the image of the app screen up and off the top of the screen.  You need to grab the image of the app, not the app icon below it.

You can use as many as 3 fingers to flick up and close 3 apps at the same time.

Here is how in iOS6:

Tap the minus sign to close the running app

  1. Tap the Home button on the front of the device twice (fairly quickly).
  2. The bottom of the screen reveals all your running apps.
  3. Press and hold on one app.

A red circle with a minus sign will appear in the upper left corner of all the running apps and the icons start jiggling.

  1. Tap the minus sign of each app to close it.

That’s all there is to it.

It’s a good idea to close out of all running apps at the end of each day.

 Posted by at 5:56 pm

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