How to force close apps in iOS 7?

pcaulfield

On all the other versions of iOS I’ve used before, you could just double click the home button, hold down the app’s icon in the app switcher tray and kill it from there. That doesn’t work for me in iOS 7. Anyone know what the new process to force close an app is, assuming you can still do it?

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jimlynch
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How to Completely Close Out Running Applications in iPhone iOS 7 to Save Battery
http://ios.wonderhowto.com/how-to/completely-close-out-running-applicati...

"iOS 7's new method to completely exit your running apps (and prevent them from running in the background) is even easier than iOS 6's, although it isn't immediately obvious.

All you have to do is double tap the home button to bring up the multi-tasking view, then swipe up on the screenshot of the app you want to exit. The app will fly off the screen, and release its resources to the OS."

rcook12
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The way iOS deals with killing apps is different in iOS 6 and iOS 7, so maybe you should not be force closing them at all now. If you do, as I understand it, iOS 7 closes any associated processes that are running in the background and may be used by other applications. In iOS 6 this wasn’t that big of a deal, because the OS would just restart the needed process. In iOS 7, the process will not restart until you restart the app in question, so you can break functionality of apps.

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