How to Close running apps on iPhone? Will I have to?

Want to close running apps on iPhone? You can close any app by pressing the home button. But it will not stop running the app in the background. in this article, we are going to see a simple guide to closing background running apps on iOS.

Why should I close running apps?

Every running app takes some amount of RAM. If you don’t stop running apps, one day your RAM will be full and your phone gets stuck. So it is a must to close running applications to free up RAM.

The other thing is, that running apps consume your mobile battery. If you have too many apps running in the background, your battery may be dried earlier than usual. So you must close apps to save your battery.

How to Close running apps on iPhone?

Video Tutorial

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Press the “Home button” two times continuously. Now you will see an app switcher where you can see all running applications. You need to slide the image shown on-screen to right or left to see all running apps. You need to just touch on any app to open that app.

If you want to close any running application, swipe upwards while you are in the recent app interface. It will immediately disappear from the running app interface and closes the app. Now you have closed the running application.

Close running apps on iPhone

Do this for all apps one after another to close all apps.

You can also hold two or three apps at a time with three fingers and drag upwards to close two or three applications at a time.


Should I really close apps?

I read somewhere that, apps running in the background do not consume battery or RAM. App switcher just shows previously opened apps. They mentioned that it is waste of time to close apps.

To answer this doubt, I went to Settings -> Battery. Just see the below screenshot for detailed battery usage.


From the above screenshot, you can easily understand how much time each app runs on-screen and in the background.

From this, I can say background apps consume battery. And it is worth closing running apps often to save battery.


Closing recent apps is a very useful trick to restrict the consumption of the iPhone battery. But don’t clear the apps that you use most. Because opening the same application multiple times will impact the RAM of the iPhone. So, make sure about the applications before closing. iPhone has a very interesting feature of closing multiple apps at a time from the recent apps tab as discussed in the article.

I hope this tutorial helped you to know about How To Close Running Apps on iPhone. If you want to say anything, let us know through the comment sections. If you like this article, please share it and follow WhatVwant on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for more Technical tips.

How To Close Running Apps on iPhone – FAQs

Do apps running in the background consume the iPhone battery?

Yes, apps running in the background consume battery.

Can I close multiple apps from the recent tab on iPhone?

Open recent tabs and swipe upwards with three fingers by tapping on three different apps.

Should you close all apps?

You should close the only when it is irresponsive.

What kills iPhone battery health?

The Number of charging sessions, charging rate, and more generally speaking temperature could affect the reported battery health.

Does leaving apps open slow down iPhone?

Closing apps doesn’t help your performance or improve battery life.

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