ios simulator: how to close an app


When you “run” the simulator from xCode, the app automatically launches, and then you can click the home button to suspend the app. What I want to do is close the app from within the simulator. So, how can this be done?

Source: Ios7 Questions

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For iOS 7 & above:

  • shift+command+H twice to simulate the double tap of home button
  • swipe your app’s screenshot upward to close it

You’ll see screenshots representing the apps suspended on your device – those screenshots respond to touch events. Swiping is the gesture you’ll make to “fling” the screenshot off of the screen. Note that on machines where your mouse is intended to represent your finger, you’ll click and swipe as if it is your finger tapping and making the gesture.

Georgiana Jenkins

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