How to Close Apps on iPhone 11 to Prolong Battery Life

Apple has always maintained that leaving apps open does not drain the iPhone battery or cause any adverse issue, but the problem is that not all apps are the same! Some apps, such as Facebook are notorious for running in the background, draining your battery when you are not using them, so although most of us don’t bother, learning how to close apps on iPhone 11 will save your battery life.

How to Close Apps on iPhone 11

The iPhone 11 does not have a home button, so you can’t simply switch off your app and force close it by double clicking on it and sweeping upwards as previously. Instead, you have to learn a new set of app gestures in order to operate your phone.

With the iPhone 11, your first step is to access the app switch option. To do this, press the bottom half of your screen and swipe up, pausing in the middle of the screen. Leave your finger in place for a few seconds, and then you will see all your open apps appear in card form. To force close the open apps, sweep upwards (in the same way as with earlier models) once the relevant app is in front of you on the screen.

Finding out how to close apps on an iPhone 11 will prolong your battery life and it is very easy to do once you get used to managing without the home button.

Cleaning Up Apps

To clear up your apps even further, why not delete the ones you don’t use? You can do this by pressing on the app icon and clicking delete. The good news is that if you change your mind in the future, you can get them back by simply visiting the app store and reinstalling them. If you can’t open an app, the way you close apps on an iPhone 11 will also help you to open it again.

First, force the app to close and then restart your phone by pressing the off button. Your app should then reappear and open again. If it does not open, make sure it is running the latest version and that your phone is also running the latest iOS update. To check that your app is the latest version, scroll down your account details from your card, and you will be told if an app needs to be updated.

There is a setting for automatic updates, so your phone should do this for you. In addition, if you have not subscribed to automatic updates, you should receive a notification from the Apple App Store when a new version is realised.

Most of us use our iPhones without bothering to learn how to use them most efficiently. However, finding out how to close apps on iPhone 11 is extremely easy, and once you do this on a regular basis you will find that your phone does not eat up so much battery life. We liked the old start button, but you can clear apps just as easily without it.

How to Make a YouTube Playlist on iPhone

We all love our iPhone. We all love YouTube too, and as a source of music, it can’t be beaten. On YouTube, you can choose the version or the performance of the music you love, whether it is the live version, the digital remix, or the original performance – all in video format. So, finding out how to make a YouTube playlist on the iPhone offers a way to get the exact playlist you want, without the need for scrolling through the many choices.  

How to Create a YouTube Playlist with New App

So first up, open the YT app. This is the free YouTube app, and if you don’t already have this, you will need to go to the app store and download it now. The icon is a simple white play button in a red circle.

Step 1

First, find the song you want to add. You can do this by tapping the search icon and finding it either on YouTube or your home feed or library.

Step 2

Next, tap the three dots icon next to the song. This opens up a pop-up menu giving you options. One of these options is “Add to Playlist.” If you already have playlists, it will ask you which one you want to use. Alternatively, you can create a new playlist by clicking on “Create New Playlist.” This will need a title, so make up a suitable name next.

Step 3

Now you must choose your privacy settings. Anyone can see YouTube and your activity, so if you don’t mind this, choose the Public setting and other people can see your playlist too. 

Alternatively, choose the unlisted playlist option. This means that you can share it with friends but only if you send them a direct link.

If you want to keep your playlist hidden (all those Spice Girls tunes can be embarrassing, for example), you can choose the Private option.

Step 4

Once you have decided on your privacy settings, tap Create and add your first song. Then tap the Library icon. It looks like a musical note and is situated in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

When you tap the Playlists icon in the Library, all your playlists will open as if by magic. You can open the playlist you want by tapping on it.

Step 5

Find the song you want and click on it – this will automatically save it to your designated playlist. Once you have managed to do this, you will get a notification. Although most of us use YouTube on a regular basis for watching videos or finding music, when you know how to make a YouTube playlist on iPhone, it replaces the need for Spotify or other music streaming services.

If you have YouTube Premium, and YouTube Red, the app that accompanies the paid subscription, it is even better because you don’t have to be online to hear your playlist.  When you save to your playlist, you are given the option to play offline. This is a great option for a road trip playlist or for listening anywhere outside Wi-Fi range, without running through your mobile data.

Finding out how to make a YouTube Playlist on iPhone is a great way to listen to any type of music you want both online and offline. 

Recover Recently Deleted Apps

Sometimes apps get deleted by accident, and sometimes we decide to delete an app intentionally because we have stopped using it or for some other reason (such as spending too much time on a game and becoming frustrated or bored). Quite often we regret it afterwards and want the app back.  So, can you recover recently deleted apps without having to go through the rigmarole of reinstalling the app or paying for it all over again? Yes, you can! Keep reading to learn how.

How to Recover Recently Deleted Apps on These Common Devices

iPhone, iPod, or iPad

If you have an Apple iPhone, iPod, or iPad you can restore the deleted app via the phone’s App Store. Sign into the App Store and click on Updates at the foot of the screen. Click on the Purchased option, and there you will see all the Apps you have purchased which are linked to your account. Find the one you wish to reinstall, click on the download option, and the app will be reinstalled on your device. There you have it!


You can also recover recently deleted apps via Apple iTunes in much the same way. Sign into your iTunes account, click on the Apps setting where you will see all the apps you have downloaded or paid for and click Install.

You can recover recently deleted apps via iTunes or the App Store and in most cases the App will be re-uploaded without any loss of information. So, whether it is WhatsApp or Candy Crush, you should be able to continue just where you left off when the app was deleted (and re discover just why you deleted it in the first place!)


For Android users, the process is much the same. Go to the Google Play store homepage and tap on the icon with three lines that sits next to the search box. From this you should see a range of options including My Apps and Games. Tap on this and you will see three choices: Updates, Installed, and Library.  Choose the Library option and this will give you the complete list of apps you have downloaded but have since deleted. To recover recently deleted apps, just click on the Install button, and the app will be reinstalled onto your device.

It is easy to find the most recently deleted Apps, because they are stored in the Library section in chronological order meaning that the most recently deleted Apps sit at the top of the list where they can be easily accessed.

We all occasionally clear our phones and then regret deleting apps.  However, this doesn’t necessarily mean you have lost the App or need to repurchase it. One of the great things about buying digital material such as apps or eBooks is that if you delete them and then decide to get them back, it is very easy to recover recently deleted apps (and apps that were deleted longer ago) without too much hassle.