How You Close Apps In iOS 7’s App Switcher [GIF]

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iOS 7’s new Multitasking app switcher is pretty nifty, and also pretty obviously inspired by popular jailbreak app switcher Auxo. One of the many ways in which iOS 7 Multitasking borrows cues from Auxo is how you actually kill running background apps: with a swipe! We’ve made a nice little animated GIF showing how it works.

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Basically, what you do is double click the home button so iOS 7 Multitasking pops up, then swipe up on the open app you want to kill. Presto!

It’s a small thing, but I like it more than iOS 6’s approach, which confused the mechanism of deleting apps from your device entirely with killing them from running in the background. What do you think?