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How to Close Running Apps in iOS 7 [Quick Tip]

With the release of iOS 7, Apple has introduced a new multitasking view which you can use to switch between apps running in the background. I don't know about you but I don't really like having way too many apps running in the background, which is why I regularly check the app switcher and close running apps as needed. This frees up memory and conserves battery life. With the new App Switcher, Apple has also changed the method of closing running apps in iOS 7.

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How to Close Running Apps in iOS 7 To Free Memory & Save Battery?

How to Terminate Apps in iOS 7 To Free Memory & Save Battery

Although it is not made obvious right from the get-go, Apple has actually managed to improve how users terminate apps in iOS 7. To access the App Switcher, like in iOS 6, you simply double click the Home button. From here, you'll see how the app switcher has changed. Instead of simply displaying app icons, you can now see the screenshot of the running apps.

iOS 7 Multitasking

To start killing apps and free valuable resources, go to the new multitasking view and simply swipe up on the screenshot of the app that you wish to terminate. Basically, you just flick the screenshot upwards and they will fly off the screen. This of course works better than the previous method of entering wiggle mode and terminating each app one by one.

Terminate Multiple Apps iOS 7

TIP: While there is no way to kill all running apps in one go, you can now terminate multiple apps at once. You can actually use multiple fingers to swipe up three app screenshots at once. This comes in handy if you have a plethora of apps running as you can now quickly close them.

So was that easy or what? It wasn't that obvious to me at first but I was really pleased after I found out. And yes, the new app switcher in iOS 7 is seems to be inspired by the popular jailbreak tweak Auxo. Hope you enjoyed this iOS 7 quick tip!

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    padpad7 years, 9 months ago

    great tip, thanks for sharing.