Close Apps in iOS 11: Apple unveiled its much-awaited iOS 11 on June 5, 2017, and rolled out its developer beta in the same event. They subsequently rolled out the public beta version along with other developer beta versions. If like us, you couldn’t wait to get your hands on the iOS 11 that’ll supposedly be released in September this year along with a new iPhone, and have got your hands on the beta versions, it’s likely you are faced with a number of problems. That’s because, with every new iteration of the OS, there is a fine-tuning and refinement done. One problem in the new OS, that you may face is how to close apps in iOS 11, and for that, we have come up with a guide. It’s easy enough, just take a look.
How to Close Apps in iOS 11 in iPad?
For iPhone, you can still force-quit apps in iOS 11 the way you did with iOS 10, but with iPad, closing apps is a slight different. This is because the App Switcher has been redesigned. Previously, all you had to do was swipe towards the top of the screen. So there are three steps that you need to follow to close apps on iPad which are running on the iOS 11. Here they are:
- First, open App Switcher which can be done by double pressing the Home. Or another way to go about the process is turning on the multitasking gesture and swipe upward on your iPad screen using more than one fingers. This should help open the App Switcher.
- Now, in the App Switcher, you will need to press and hold on an app’s preview (the one you want to force-quit). You should be able to see an “X” icon appear on the top left-hand corner of the application.
- Finally, you will need to tap on the “X” icon, and it will close the app.
That’s it, folks. As you can see, the steps to close apps in iOS 11 is pretty easy and efficient.
The one reason people generally require to close apps in iOS 11 is when a particular application stops working or is working very slowly. In this case, you will need to close and then re—open the app. In case this doesn’t solve the problem, we’d recommend you to force-quit all apps in iPad because sometimes too many open apps in the background tend to slow down the entire system.
Apps that you are not actively running tend to take up system memory and drain your battery (speaking of which check out how you can improve iOS 11 battery life right now). So it’s always a good idea to close applications in iOS 11 so that your device works efficiently.