How to close apps on iPhone 14

Closing apps on iPhone 14 is a little different from iPhone with the home button. In this guide, you’ll learn how to close apps on iPhone 14. If you upgrade to iPhone 14 from an iPhone that has a Home button (like iPhone 8), you may have trouble closing apps.

Without the Home button, most actions on the iPhone 14 are performed using gestures. You may find it a little strange at first, but soon you’ll be using these gestures without thinking. You can use a gesture to pause the app you’re using, but in some circumstances you may want to close the app altogether.

To close an app on an iPhone 14, swipe up from the very bottom of the screen. This is the same gesture that you’ll use to unlock your iPhone 14. Your app will then stop running. Technically, your app isn’t completely closed – it’s just paused. It will continue to run in the background unless you force it to close.

Should I force close apps on iPhone 14?

When you open the app switcher on the iPhone 14, you’ll likely see a large number of suspended apps. You may be tempted to close most of these apps to reduce the resource consumption of your iPhone.

While it seems like it would be a sensible thing to do, closing suspended apps can actually slow down your iPhone and even make your battery drain faster. When an app is paused, it may not load from the beginning when you open it.

If you close suspended apps on your iPhone, those apps will use significantly more resources when they reload. Our advice is to only close apps on your iPhone 14 if they stop responding or stop working properly.

How to force close apps on iPhone 14

If an app isn’t working properly, you can try closing and reloading it. This will often solve any problems.

To close an app on iPhone 14:

  • Swipe up from the very bottom of your iPhone screen. This is a similar action to the one you use to unlock your iPhone. Unlike unlocking, you should make sure you keep your finger down until you reach the center of the screen.
  • Take your finger off the screen – the app switcher will appear.
  • Swipe right until you find the app you want to close.
  • Place your finger on the app and swipe straight up to the top of the screen.
  • The app disappears from the app switcher – it’s now closed. To close other apps, repeat these steps.
  • If you need to close a large number of apps, there is no way to close them all at once. However, you can use two or three fingers to close multiple apps at once.
  • When you’re done closing apps, tap one of the apps in the app switcher to open it, or tap in the space above or below the apps to return to the Home screen.
    You can now reopen any apps you’ve closed.

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