iPhone X
The iPhone X with Face ID. Reuters/Stephen Lam

The iPhone X features an edge-to-edge Super Retina HD display screen with no home button, and while those improvements make the device more enticing, it makes things a bit different for users.

The release of the iPhone X led to customers lining up outside of stores and staying up late to pre-order the device. However, all those new iPhone X users have to learn how to force quit apps on their smartphone without the simplicity of using the home button.

With previous iPhones models, including this year’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, users can double click the home button and swipe up the app window to force close. The process isn’t the same with the 10th anniversary iPhone.

How To Force Close Apps On The iPhone X

  1. To force close apps with the iPhone X, users must first swipe up from the bottom of the home screen.

  2. Users then have to pause with their finger in the middle of the screen. The pause gesture allows the phone to pull up the app cards on the screen, if not the device returns to the home display.

  3. While users with previous iPhones can swipe up and force close the app, there’s another step involved for iPhone X users. That step is to press and hold the screen, which brings up minus signs on the apps.

  4. When the red icons show up, users can then press the minus sign on the app or swipe it up to force close the app (swiping down on an app card opens up the app on the screen).

iPhone X Features

Apple released the iPhone X on Nov. 3, weeks after it released the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The smartphone comes with a TrueDepth camera system that supports the iPhone X’s main feature: the Face ID. The device comes with Animoji and is available in Space Gray and Silver. The iPhone X, like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, supports wireless charging, is waterproof and features a glass front and back. The 64GB iPhone X version is priced at $999, while the 256GB model has a $1,149 starting price.

The phone has been popular since its release. Apple has also been pushing the device to holiday shoppers this season, along with the company’s other latest products, including the iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3 and the Apple TV 4K. Apple is expecting a successful holiday period this year with its new gadgets.