Windows Phone: How to switch between apps like with Alt-Tab in Windows

If you are new to Windows Phone device, you may wonder how to quickly switch between apps. Initially, you may tap the Back button until you get to the app that you want to switch to, but that’s not very productive. There is a better method and it works just like Alt-Tab in Windows. Here’s how to quickly switch between apps in Windows Phone:

The Back button does the magic!

In Windows Phone, the Back button helps you switch between open apps. If you press it once, it takes you to the previous app that you opened. If you press and hold the Back button, you’ll see a list with all your open apps.

When the list of opened apps is shown, the current app is zoomed out.

Then, slide left or right until you find the app that you want to switch to.

Tap the preview of the app you want to switch to and you are done. You can also use the app switcher to close apps by tapping the X sign on the top-right corner of the preview of the app that you want to close.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to quickly switch between apps in Windows Phone, you will be a lot more productive than you were before. As you can see, the app switcher is really easy to use. If you are looking for more useful tips and tricks about Windows Phone, read the guides recommended below.