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How to Switch Apps on the iPhone X

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If you made the plunge on the iPhone X, you’re probably going to find yourself reaching for the home button a few times when you want to pull up another app. Don’t beat yourself up. You’ve been trained since iOS 4 to hit that home button twice to pull up a flip-though view — what Apple calls the App Switcher view — and see your open apps and windows. It’s just as easy on the iPhone X sans home button; here’s how to do it.

How to find the App Switcher on the iPhone X

1. Swipe upward from the bottom of your screen to the middle, and hold your fingers there for a second — it’ll take a moment for the App Switcher mode to kick in.

2. Swipe at your leisure.

3. If you want to close an app, do a long press on an open app until the red “close” icon appears, and shut it down.

4. Otherwise, tap an app to jump in.

How to Switch Apps on the iPhone X