If you use your phone all the time, you might forget to close some of your apps (or you might not know how if you’re a new Android user). Leaving a bunch of apps open can slow down your phone, drain the battery, and clutter your phone’s processing power. If you struggle with any of these issues, it might be because you have a lot of apps open at once.
While your Android device does a good job of allocating processing power to the primary app you have open, apps running in the background still require some memory. If you have an Android and want to know how to close apps, read on.
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Android: How to Close Apps
Closing apps on your Android is extremely simple. Just follow these steps:
Find and Open Apps
- Swipe up from the bottom of your screen when you have your Android unlocked.
- This will open a slideshow of the apps you have running in the background.
- Tap on the app you want to open.
Switch Between Apps
- Swipe up from your screen’s bottom, hold, and let go.
- Scroll left and right to find the app you want to switch to.
- Tap on the app you wish to open.
- Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open all your running apps.
- To close one app: swipe up on the app.
- To close all apps: swipe to the left-most or right-most end of the app viewer screen and tap Clear All.
If you forget to close your apps, you might be unnecessarily draining your battery and slowing down your phone. If you’re new to Android and don’t know how to close apps, it’s an easy process that takes a few seconds. Make sure to create a healthy habit and close your apps when you’re done using them!
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