You’d think that.
But I don’t. 😯
A great example happened this weekend, and when I was told to do this in a chat with tech support (for another device) …… I felt more than a little foolish.
Although this didn’t solve my problem, it was an action that I should have done before I contacted tech support. Actually I should do this regularly. As I have suggested that you do. But…. I forgot.
So here’s OUR reminder:
Occasionally CLOSE all your apps on your iPhone. If you used them…. they are still running in the background. You need to shut them down.
To force-close your apps, double-click the home button.
The screen that appears after your double-click will show you your open apps. Move to the left and right to see all the open apps.
To close each app, put your finger on its screenshot and flip it up. Whoosh! Gone.
Keep flipping. If you haven’t done this in a while (like me) you’ll probably have a bunch of open apps.
Doing this regularly will keep your iPhone running smoothly. (and prevent embarrassment when talking with a young tech-support helper) 🙄