iOS: Force an app to close
This article explains how to force an application to close*.
iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
Follow these steps to force an app to close:
- From the Home screen, click the Home button twice.
- Tap and hold on the app.
- When it starts to jiggle, tap the to close it.
- Double-click the Home button and try opening the app again.
For more information, see iOS: Understanding multitasking.
* It's typically unnecessary to force an application to close. You can access all recently used apps by double-clicking the Home button, but these apps are not necessarily open.