How to close all the open apps on your iPhone at once
March 11, 2023 12:54 AM
If you have iPhone apps open in the background, it's possible to close all of them simultaneously, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
STILL swiping iPhone apps closed one by one? You're wasting so much time.
There's a clever way to close multiple apps at once. It's so simple that you'll probably wonder how you never noticed it before.
However, note that this number depends on your device's screen size. For example, you may be able to close all five apps on an iPhone 13 Pro Max or an iPad, but not on an iPhone mini.
You Don't Always Need to Close All Apps on Your iPhone
Many people have a habit of closing unused apps in the background every time they use their iPhones to avoid using too much battery or taking up a lot of system resources.
However, this isn't necessary. In fact, Apple doesn't recommend closing apps unless they're frozen or not responding properly.
After switching apps, they do remain active for a short time, but then they go into a suspended state. When this happens, they're not actively running or taking up system resources, so there's no need to close them. For more details, you can refer to our article on why you shouldn't constantly close apps on your iPhone.
Open up your iPhone app carousel by swiping up from the bottom of the screen then pausing (or double-clicking the Home button on some models).
Normally to force-quit an app, you'd simply swipe it away.
But if you use three fingers – each touching a different app – then you can close multiple at once.
Yes, it really works – and it's much faster once you get into a habit of doing.
It's one of those small iPhone hacks that can save you loads of time in the long run.
The bad news is that swiping all of your apps closed isn't actually a good idea.
It's a widespread myth that regularly force-quitting apps can improve iPhone performance and battery life.
In fact the opposite is true: it can make your iPhone slower and run out of charge more quickly.
There's no need to quit iOS apps frequently – and it's not necessary to help your battery life.
Even Apple's support pages note that force-quitting apps should only be done in specific circumstances.
"You should close an app only if it's unresponsive," Apple noted.
"If an app won't respond or seems frozen, you can close it, then open it again."
When you switch away from an app, it gets "frozen" in memory.
This means it's not being actively used, but when you return to it, it'll work like normal.
If you close all of your apps, the process to fully restart them is more intensive on your device than a simple "unfreezing".
So think before you quit an app, because it might just be a waste of your time and your iPhone's.