How to Close Apps on the iPhone 5 in iOS 7

The iPhone 5 does a pretty good job of managing your open and most recently open apps, but you may occasionally find that an app is still running and causing your battery to drain. If you had previously been able to close apps in iOS 6, then you may have discovered that the old method no longer works in iOS 7. Fortunately, however, you can still close apps, it just needs to be accomplished in a slightly different manner. So continue reading below to learn how to close apps in iOS 7 on the iPhone 5.

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Closing Apps in iOS 7 on the iPhone 5

The method described below is also the method for multi-tasking and quickly switching between apps. However, instead of using the final step to close an app, you can simply touch the app icon or the app screenshot to switch to that app. If you want more information about how iOS and your iPhone handle multi-tasking, then this article can be very helpful.

 

Step 1: Quickly press the Home button on the bottom of your phone twice.

 

Step 2: This brings up a screen like the one displayed below, which lists all of the apps that you have recently used, as well as the apps that are still open.

how to close apps in ios 7 on the iphone 5

 

 

Step 3: Swipe up on the screenshot of the app that you want to close, which will push it off the screen and close the app.

swipe up on an app screenshot to close the app

 

 

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You can read this article to learn how to delete apps in iOS 7 on your iPhone 5 as well.