How to force an app to quit on your Mac or iOS device
When apps suddenly stop responding on your Mac or iOS device, you need to force them to shut down. There can be many reasons behind this type of app behavior like system crashes and hangs. However, you may try to close the Mac app normally by selecting the Quit from the app’s menu in the menu bar or pressing Command (⌘)-Q. If the app does not respond, you need to force close it. Here we will give you a short user guide that will help you to force quit the app on your Mac or iOS device.
How to force an app to quit on your Mac?
If you are unable to quit the app normally, you may force close it by following the below given steps:
- On your Mac keyboard, press Option, Command, and Esc (Escape) keys together or select “Force Quit” from the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen.
- Now, select the app in the “Force Quit” window and then click “Force Quit.”
How to force an app to quit on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch?
If any app is not responding, you may force close it by following the below given steps:
- If you are using iPhone X or later or an iPad with iOS 12, from the Home screen, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause slightly in the middle of the screen.
- If you are using iPhone 8 or earlier, double-click the “Home button” to see your most recently used apps.
- Simply swipe right or left to find the app that you want to close.
- Now, swipe up on the app’s preview to close the app.
Usually, apps appear in recently used list to help you to help you navigate and multitask. You should force an app to close only if it is not responding.
This is how you may easily force quit the app that may no longer respond to user input on your Mac or iOS device.