With iOS 7, Apple has changed the way open apps can be shut down. Here’s how to quit running apps on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
In iOS 6 and previous version of Apple’s mobile operating system, you double clicked the Home button to see a tray at the bottom of the screen showing all the apps running in the background. You could then tap and hold one app to make them all wiggle, then you’d press the red x to close an app.
In iOS 7, you still double click the Home button but this now shows open apps as icons and large thumbnails in the middle of the screen. Swipe left or right to navigate through a horizontal list of all the running apps.
To close an app, simply swipe the thumbnail upwards, off the screen. If you’ve lots of apps to quit you can use two fingers to simultaneously shutdown two apps.