How to Close Apps on iPhone Without Home Button [Very Easy]

An iPhone home button works to let back on home screen from anywhere you on iPhone screen. So it’s a flagship switch out of all hardware’s. Also, it helps to summon Siri, to close apps, hard reset iPhone, Accessibility Shortcut and more. Since unluckily, perhaps your iPhone home button has stopped working/ Stuck or seems press too hard or entirely broken then you should try this alternative way to close apps on iPhone without Home button.

There are many hidden gestures into the iOS pack. Out of all features, one is the Assistive touch; this gesture is a square spot on screen flagship feature for the iPhone users. Many folks who don’t know how to add touch screen home button on iPhone genuinely.

Update 2018 – 2019 tips: In additional This, Tutorial We also added, What to do after Home Button officially Removed on Apple iPhone. [See Video at last]

Note: Don’t keep unused apps running on iPhone screen because that eats more battery life. Now use the multitasking gesture (twice press home button) to close apps on iPhone running iOS 9 or iOS 10/ iOS 11/ iOS 12 later.

Different way to close apps on iPhone without Home button

Close Apps on iPhone Without Home button

Know how to shut down all apps without pressing iPhone physical home button,

Note for iPhone X Or later model [iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR], No Home button.

  1. Use Gesture to move all apps in App Switcher screen. Now just slide up the app that preview in the screen to close it.
  2. Swipe up the finger from the bottom edge to up, Until all the running apps are rendered in app switcher view. Lift up finger and Swipe on the app to Force close it.

Using Virtual Home button, 

Sometime Home button iPhone model, Button not working or stuck, Broken. Use Virtual Home button. That’s work like a physical home button. Just double tap on it.

Step 1. Go to Settings app from iPhone home screen

Step 2. Tap on General.

Step 3. Scroll down the screen to Accessibility.

Step 4. Navigate Assistive Touch.

Step 5. Let do turn AssistiveTouch ON

Now tap on the onscreen black spot and tap on Home button two times so that you get all recently used apps in standby mode.How to Close Apps on iPhone Se, 6S Without Home button

Now tap and hold on an app that you wish to close and swipe that on the upside to close it.

You’re done!

Don’t Miss: You must need to know Force Quit an App using 3D touch in iOS

You can also reach on multitasking screen for iPhone by following steps,

Tap on Assistive TouchDeviceMore (…) → Tap on Multitasking

Now you can be doing close all open apps one by one.

For 3D Touch iPhone Owners

3D touch supported iPhone models including iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X. These all iPhones model has one more option to Switch between Apps iOS 10 or to see running all applications without the home button.

If your iPhone Home button already was broken and your iPhone still under the Apple Care warranty. Then you should go to Apple Store or on trusted iPhone repairing Store to fit new home button.

New Update For the New Apple iPhone Users: Officially Removed Home button

Slide up your Finger from the bottom bar near to edge, Move to up until all the apps are showing in App Switcher Screen. You Can delete or Force close app by swipe app preview screen to up. App Preview has been removed means that that app is force closed on your Apple iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X

Watch Video Tutorial, Slow Three or More apps at once, Experience in This video,

Hope, you got here essential guide. If anything else related iPhone Home button issue, then leave your comment in below. We will reply Asap. Thanks for reading.

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