Quit Multiple Apps at Once in iOS with Multitouch

Did you know you can quit multiple running apps at the same time on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? Thanks to multitouch, you can actually quit as many apps as you can get your fingers on (literally). Here’s what to do on any iOS device:

  • Double-tap the Home button to summon the task tray, then tap and hold on any icon to make them jiggle
  • Use multi-touch to simultaneously tap on the red (-) quit buttons of all apps to quit

You can quit up to 4 apps at a time on an iPhone and iPod touch, and up to 8 apps at a time on an iPad, it’s just a matter of being able to tap all visible red close buttons at the same time.

This is obviously just like the standard method of quitting an app in iOS but multitouch makes closing groups of apps faster than ever.

There isn’t a way to force quit multiple apps though, for that you’ll need to just reboot the device.

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