View or Close Running Apps

View or Close Running Apps

Learn how to view, switch between, and close running applications.


 In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Access recent apps
• Open an app
• Switch between apps
• Close an app

For information on viewing app and data usage, please visit the View & Manage Data tutorial. Learn more from Apple support articles:

Understand multitasking and background activity on your iPhone
Force an app to close in iOS


Access recent apps

To view recently used apps, double-press the Home button.

Image 1

Open an app

Select the desired app.

Image 2

Switch between apps

Swipe left or right to find the app you want to use.

Image 3

Close an app

Swipe up on the desired app you wish to close.

Image 4

Did you get the help you needed?

Great! We're so glad we could help.


We're sorry that didn't solve your issue.


Thanks for your feedback!