How to Close Background Apps on iPhone 10

If you own an iPhone 10 and feel like it’s slowing down or your battery life is decreasing quickly, it’s possible that you have too many apps running in the background. Closing background apps on iPhone 10 is a quite simple task, but it can be considered necessary in order for your phone to run smoother and maximize its battery life. In this blog, we will discuss some methods that you can use to close background apps on iPhone 10.

Video Tutorial:

What’s Needed

– An iPhone 10
– A basic understanding of iPhone operations
– A few minutes to go through the following methods to close background apps

Method 1: Close Background Apps One-by-One

This is the conventional method to close your background apps on iPhone10.


1. Press the Home button on the iPhone 10 twice in quick succession. You will see the multitasking screen appear.
2. Swipe left or right to browse through the list of opened apps. You can swipe the full screen up to see more apps.
3. Tap on the app that you want to close and swipe up that app’s preview to close it.
4. You can repeat the steps with all other apps that you want to close.

Method 2: Close Background Apps in Bulk

This method will let you close all opened apps in one go.


1. Press the Home button two times in quick succession. You will see the multitasking screen appear.
2. Press on any app screen preview and swipe it up to close the app. Do the same with other opened apps until only one app is displayed in the multitasking screen.
3. Hold the last app screen until it starts to shake and a minus (-) icon appears in the corner of every app screen preview.
4. Tap the minus (-) icon and swipe up again to close all opened apps. You can also tap "Close All" on the screen to close all opened apps at once.

Method 3: Use Assistive Touch to Close Background Apps

This method will let you close background apps using assistive touch.


1. Enable Assistive Touch on your iPhone 10. (To do this, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch and toggle it on).
2. Tap on the Assistive Touch button and select the Device icon.
3. Press and hold the Lock Screen until the slide to power off screen appears.
4. Release the Lock Screen button and press the Home button for five seconds. This will return you to the Home screen, and your background apps should have been closed.

Why Can’t I Close Background Apps?

Reasons: Some apps may remain open in the background due to poor network connectivity or if you’re actively using other apps that are dependent on the one you are trying to close.

Fix: In this case, it is recommended to force close the apps or perform a hard reboot by pressing the home and power button together for 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.


– Close the apps that you aren’t using often as that will help to increase your device performance and save you some battery life.
– If your device is still slow to perform, then you may need to check your iPhone storage space and optimize it or remove some unwanted files or apps.
– Try restarting your iPhone in case an issue when a single app’s performance is bringing down the performance of other apps as well.


Q. What are the consequences of closing background apps on iPhone 10?


Closing background apps on iPhone 10 can help to maximize the device’s performance and save the battery life, as the apps that run in the background also consume a lot of system resources. When you close an app, it is terminated and will no longer function or utilize battery life until opened again.

Q. How often should I close apps on an iPhone 10?


There is no specific timeframe for closing apps on an iPhone 10. It all depends on how often you use your device, and how many apps you have running in the background. However, it is recommended to do it occasionally, especially when experiencing a decrease in your device’s performance.

Q. Why does the application remain open even after closing it?


Sometimes, an application may remain open even after closing it due to poor network quality or if it has a long time-out period to switch to an optimized state. In this case, it is advisable to use the "Force Quit" command to terminate the application completely.

Q. Can I close an individual app and not all apps at once?


Yes, you can close an individual app by sliding it up from the multitasking screen preview. You can also close all apps at once by holding the last app screen until it starts to shake and then tapping the minus (-) icon.

Q. Are there any negative effects of keeping apps running in the background on iPhone 10?


Running too many apps in the background can lead to battery drain, device lag, and diminished performance. The device may also become less responsive in certain situations, such as when switching between apps or accessing system resources. It is, therefore, best to close all apps that you aren’t using regularly in order to conserve the device performance and battery life.

In conclusion, regular closing of background apps on iPhone 10 can help improve overall device performance and improve battery life. It’s recommended that you use any of the methods discussed above to close apps you aren’t using regularly.