How to Force Close Apps on the iPhone X

People with an iPhone have been closing and force closing apps the same way for years. Press the home button to close, and double-tap the home button to bring up your app switcher, swiping up to force close any apps you want out of the way. That changes with the iPhone X, and many people are stuck wondering how to force close apps on the Apple iPhone X.

Force Close Apps on iPhone X

The iPhone X doesn’t have a home button, so to simply close an app and return to your default screen, you put your finger on the bottom of the screen and swipe up. This will return you to the home screen where you can then interact with all your apps.

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To force close an iPhone X app is a bit different. You still place you finger on bottom of the screen and swipe up, but you hold your finger near the middle of the screen for about a half a second. This will bring up the app switcher that allows you to move between various apps you have open in the background. To force an app to close you simply hold your finger in the middle of the screen a bit longer. You will see a minus sign appear in the top left corner of each open app. If you press the minus sign, the app will force close. You can also swipe up at that point to force the app to close. You’re now free to go about whatever other business you had on your iPhone X.

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