I love my iPhone 8 Plus, but the allure of modern iPhone gestures is sometimes more tempting than I care to admit. I imagine many of you with a home button iPhone feel the same. What if I told you, however, that your iPhone is capable of iPhone X-like gestures? In fact, you can use a gesture to switch between apps. Welcome to the future.
The gesture itself actually requires a bit of force. Why? It's a 3D Touch gesture. If you press hard on the left edge of your display, you'll see the window "pop" slightly. Push down again to fully open the app switcher (GIF #1), or pull the switcher open yourself (GIF #2). You can also switch to the last open app by making a full swipe after the initial pop (GIF #3).
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It's not quite as fluid as switching apps on an iPhone X, but it works well. Surprisingly, Apple removed this feature with the release of iOS 11. While iPhone X users had nothing to worry about when they got their new phones, we home button users were so frustrated with the omission that Apple brought the gesture back in iOS 11.1.
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