Even iOS apps occasionally misbehave â€” they can crash, or freeze, or otherwise stop working. If youâ€™re new to iOS, or just havenâ€™t had this happen before, you may not know how to actually quit an app (as opposed to just swiping it off your screen). Hereâ€™s how to quit an app using iOS 14:
- Open the App Switcher by either swiping up from the bottom of the screen and then pausing in the middle, or (if you have a Home button) double pressing the Home button.
- Youâ€™ll see an overlapping view of all your open apps. Swipe to the right or left until you find the app you want to quit.
- Swipe up on the app.
Unfortunately, there isnâ€™t any way to close all of your apps at once, should you wish to do so â€” youâ€™ll have to simply swipe them off one at a time.
If for any reason swiping the app off doesnâ€™t solve the problem, then shut down your phone by pressing and holding the side button and either volume button until you see sliders appear. Drag the one that says â€śslide to power offâ€ť to the right. (If you have an iPhone with a Home button, instead, press and hold the side or the Sleep / Wake button.)