How to close applications on iPhone X

It has always been one of the most controversial aspects of iOS. Should you close applications? Does it improve device performance and consume less battery if we have empty multitasking? With iOS 11 and iPhone X, the way we can access open applications changesYes, but not only this, but it also has a completely different way to how we can close them.

We show you in this video and article how you can use these functions of the iPhone X, but also We comment details about the convenience or not of using this feature with our devices, if it really gives us some advantage. All the details, below.

Only with gestures

Access to multitasking on the iPhone X can be done in two different ways: normal and fast. The way Apple explains it to us is to slide your finger from the bottom of the screen to the middle of it and hold for a few moments, we will notice a vibration on the screen and multitasking will open. But there is another faster method: sliding from the bottom left corner diagonally towards the center of the screen, so you won't have to wait even those moments for multitasking to open.

Once we have all the windows of the applications that are in the background, if we want to remove any and close it completely it will not work as with the other devices, sliding up. We will have to first press and hold on one of the windows and when the “-” sign appears in the corner then we can slide up So they close completely. It is an extra step that we do not know if Apple intends to eliminate in the near future, because many of us find it somewhat annoying.

When should you close applications

It is a very controversial issue, and there are expert opinions for all tastes. But most agree that the management of the RAM that makes iOS is very good, and that it is not necessary to close applications because when the system requires it it does. Unlike, some even claim that closing them by ourselves can even be counterproductive and cause greater battery consumption by having to start applications from scratch with the consequent work for the processor.

When should we use this function? Only in two cases: if an application stops responding and we want to restart it to make it work again; or if an application makes use of functions that cause high battery consumption (such as GPS navigators) and we want to close them completely to save consumption. In all other cases we should rely on the system, which is what it is for. Everyone who acts knowingly.

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