How to Close All Apps on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of having multiple apps running in the background on your iPhone? Closing these apps can help improve your device’s performance and save battery life. In this tutorial, we will show you how to close all apps on iPhone.

Method 1: Using the App Switcher

If you’re using an iPhone with a Home button, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Double-click on the Home button. This will bring up the app switcher.
  2. Step 2: Swipe left or right to navigate through the open apps.
  3. Step 3: Swipe up on each app preview to close it. You can also swipe multiple apps at once using multiple fingers.

If you have an iPhone without a Home button, such as an iPhone X or later, use this method instead:

  1. Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause in the middle. This will open the app switcher.
  2. Step 2: Swipe left or right to view all open apps.

Method 2: Using Settings

If you prefer a more systematic approach, you can use your iPhone’s settings to close all apps at once. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1: Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
  2. Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “General”.
  3. Step 3: Scroll down again and tap on “Background App Refresh”.
  4. Step 4: Tap on “Background App Refresh” at the top of the screen to toggle it off. This will close all apps running in the background.


If you disable Background App Refresh, your apps may take longer to update when you open them again. However, this can help improve battery life and performance.


Closing all apps on your iPhone is a simple task that can help optimize your device’s performance and extend its battery life. Whether you prefer using the app switcher or the settings menu, you now have two methods at your disposal. Give them a try and enjoy a smoother iPhone experience!

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