iPhone 13 and its apps are known for running smoothly. Therefore, you should only close an app on iPhone 13 if it’s unresponsive. Fortunately, it is easy to force an app to close. Here’s how.

Why you shouldn’t close apps on iPhone 13

As we have already mentioned in the introduction, the iPhone operating system, Apple’s iOS, is great at handling system resources.  Therefore, if you have an iPhone 13, you don’t need to manually close apps. Doing this can actually slow down your phone and reduce its effectiveness. This is because reloading apps uses more CPU cycles, which in turn drains your phone’s battery life.

How to force an app to close on iOS

If your apps are completely unresponsive, you need to know how to force an app to close. First things first – you need to launch the app switcher screen. Swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen. Then, pause mid-screen and lift your finger.

As soon as the app switcher appears, you will see thumbnails of the apps currently open. Tap on the app you want to close. Then swipe up on the thumbnail to close the app. The thumbnail then disappears and the app reloads. You can repeat this process for all apps on the app switcher screen.

If you still have problems with iPhone 13, the next step is to restart your phone and perform a system update. If you have a problem with a particular app, we strongly suggest updating it or contacting the developer.