I love my iPhone 8 Plus, but the allure of modern iPhone gestures is sometimes more enticing than I want to admit. I imagine that many of you with a home button iPhone feel the same. What if I told you that your iPhone is suitable for iPhone X-like gestures? You can even use a gesture to switch between apps. Welcome to the future.
The gesture itself actually requires a little force. Why? It is a 3D Touch gesture. If you press hard on the left edge of your screen, you will see the window "pop" a bit. Press down again to fully open the app switcher (GIF # 1) or pull the switcher itself open (GIF # 2). You can also switch to the last opened app by making a complete swipe after the first pop (GIF # 3).
It is not as smooth as switching between apps on an iPhone X, but it works well. Surprisingly, Apple removed this feature with the release of iOS 1