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How to Close Background Apps on iPhone [Video]

How can I close running apps on the iPhone 5s, 5c, 5 and devices running iOS 7?

Apple has changed the way that apps are closed in iOS 7 to make it slightly more intuitive and quicker overall.

Accessing your currently open apps in iOS 7 is the same as it was in iOS 6: Double tap the home button.

To close an app however, you simply need to slide up on the preview of the particular app. In iOS 6 the user would have to tap and hold on the app they wanted to close and then hit the little red “X”. In iOS 7, Apple has taken out the tap and hold process altogether and made it much quicker to close apps running in the background on iOS 7.

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This method of closing apps in iOS 7 is the same for all devices running iOS 7 including iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4, iPad with Retina, iPad 2 and iPod touch 4th generation.

Closing applications on the iPhone may help save your smartphone’s battery life (depending on the app), reduce clutter and possibly increase the speed of your device.

The video below will not only show you how to close apps running in the background of your iPhone or iOS 7 device but also how to quickly switch between apps on your iOS 7 device.

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