Close Apps on iPhone Without Home Button: How to Tips

Last Updated on Aug 19, 2020

An iPhone physical home button works to let back on the home screen from any page you on the iPhone screen. So it’s an important switch out of all hardware. Also, it uses to activate 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.

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There are many hidden gestures in 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 2020 tips: In addition, into this tutorial, We also added, What to do after physical Home Button officially Removed on Apple iPhone X series family. [See Video at the End of this article]

Note: We suggest that you don’t keep unused apps running on the iPhone screen because that eats more battery life and your Phone battery drains quickly. Now use the multitasking gesture (twice press the home button) to close apps on iPhone running the latest iOS.

A different Way to Close Apps on the iPhone Without Home Button

Close Apps on iPhone Without Home button

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

Note for iPhone X or later model [iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR], No Home button.

  1. Use Gesture to move all apps in the App Switcher screen. Now just slide up the app that previews on the screen to close it.
  2. Swipe up the finger from the bottom edge to up, Until all the running apps are rendered in the app switcher view. Lift up finger and Swipe on the app to force close it.
    Force Close Background App on iPhone [No Home Button iPhone X or Later]

    Force Close Background App on iPhone [No Home Button iPhone X or Later]

Using Virtual Home Button, 

Sometimes Home button iPhone model, Button not working or stuck, Broken. Use the Virtual Home button. That’s work as a physical home button. Just double-tap on it. Get here where is Accessibility settings in iOS 13?

For iOS 13, iOS 14 and later users, 

  • Open Up Settings app
  • Scroll down to Accessibility
  • Tap Touch
  • Tap AssistiveTouch
  • Turn AssistiveTouch toggle on /Green.

That’s it.

For iOS 12 and Earlier Users,

    • Navigate to the Settings app
    • Tap General
    • Hit Accessibility
    • Tap AssistiveTouch
    • Turn the AssistiveTouch button On/Green.

Now tap on the onscreen black spot and tap on the 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!

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

  • Tap on Assistive Touch
  • hit Device
  • Tap More (…)
  • Now Tap Multitasking

Now you can do close all open apps one by one by swiping up an app card.

Watch the video to close Apps on your iPhone without a physical Home button

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, iPhone XR/XS Max/XS. These all iPhones model has one more option to Switch between Apps iOS 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 the Apple Store or on a trusted iPhone repairing Store to fit the 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 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro max, XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X.

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