How to Open App Switcher & Easily Swipe Between Apps on iPhone X

The iPhone X has an app switcher that’s nearly identical to the App Switcher on all other iPhones. There are two major differences: how you access the App Switcher and how you remove apps from the app switcher. We’ve already covered how to close apps in the App Switcher; here’s how to open the App Switcher on an iPhone X. We’ll also cover a really cool feature on the iPhone X that allows you to quickly swipe between apps without ever opening the App Switcher. Let’s get into it.

Related: The Complete Guide to iPhone X Gestures & Navigation

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How to Open the App Switcher

  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen, stopping about a third to half of the way up.
  • You’ll feel a little haptic feedback buzz to let you know you’ve engaged the App Switcher.
  • Lift your finger and the App Switcher you know and love will appear.

  • You can swipe through the apps and tap on one to open the app, or you can close the apps.

How to Easily Swipe Between Apps

My favorite iPhone X software feature is the ability to swipe between apps without opening the App Switcher. To do this:

  • For a visual cue, locate the bar the very bottom of your screen.
  • If you swipe right over that bar (or do a little bunny hop over it with your finger), your most recent app will open.
  • You can continue to swipe along the bar in either direction, easily toggling between the apps.

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or lifting weights. Her personal blog is currently under construction, but you can follow her on Instagram @connerleecarey.