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How to close or force quit apps on Apple Vision Pro

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New Apple Vision Pro? Awesome. But even the latest tech devices can get bogged down if you don't keep an eye on how many apps you have running. Whether you're trying to close a bunch of apps you're done using or need to shut down one that's stuck, managing your apps can help your device's performance. 

At Asurion, our experts have the tech know-how to help with any problem. Let's walk through how to close and force quit apps on your Apple Vision Pro.

Understanding app management on Apple Vision Pro

It's important to understand the difference between closing and force-quitting apps on your Apple Vision Pro. Closing apps generally means shutting down active applications you no longer need, while force-quitting is typically reserved for frozen apps or other software issues.

How to close apps on Apple Vision Pro

Closing apps on the Apple Vision Pro is straightforward and can help free up processing power, making your device run smoother. Here's how to do it:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen until the app cards appear. This action brings up the App Switcher, which shows all the apps running on your device.
  2. Use your finger to swipe up on the application card you want to close. This gesture will close the app.

Closing apps when you're done with them can preserve battery life and keep your Apple Vision Pro running at peak efficiency.

How to force quit apps on Apple Vision Pro

Sometimes, an app may become unresponsive or start to glitch. When this happens, force-quitting the app can often resolve the issue. Here's how you can force quit apps on your Apple Vision Pro:

  1. Press and hold the Top Button and Digital Crown at the same time. Release them both once the Force Quit window opens.
  2. Look at the app you need to force quit and select it.
  3. After the check mark appears, tap Force Quit > Force Quit.

Troubleshooting common app problems on Apple Vision Pro

  • If you frequently encounter issues with apps on your Apple Vision Pro, consider updating the apps regularly. Developers often release updates to fix bugs and improve performance, which can prevent many common app issues.
  • To keep your Apple Vision Pro in top condition, regularly review and close or uninstall apps you no longer use. This cleans up storage space and reduces background activity that can drain your battery and affect performance.

VR headsets can be fairly complicated, so don't risk damaging your device by attempting an advanced fix yourself. If you've tried all our tips and still can't find a solution, Asurion's Home+ experts can help.

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