How to Close Apps on Android

It is very important for you to know that your Android phone keeps on running some of the applications in the background due to which your processing speed goes down. Moreover, it also has a harmful effect on the life of your phone’s battery.

However, you can easily close an application which is running in your phone’s background in order to save your battery life and to improve your processing speed. This article contains a procedure which has been discussed in a very simple way in order to help you to understand how you can close the applications on your Android phone to save memory and battery life.


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    First of all, you need to unlock your Android phone. Even the most basic user will be able to do this, especially if the phone is their own.

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    Then, hit the ‘Menu’ button to go to the main menu on your phone.

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    Now, you will see an icon of ‘Settings’ on your screen.

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    After opening ‘Settings’, you will see many options on your screen from which you have to select ‘Applications’.

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    After tapping ‘Applications’, some more options will appear, select ‘Manage Applications’.

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    At the top of your ‘Manage Applications’, you will see an option ‘Running’, tap on it.

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    Then, you will see a list of all the applications which are running in your Android phone’s background as well as on the foreground.

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    Just select the first application which you would like to close.

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    Tap on the option ‘Force Stop’ to close the application.

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    In order to close other applications, you will have to tap the ‘Go Back’ button first to go to the list of the remaining applications which are running.

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    You can continue to close the applications from the list as per your requirement.

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    Remember there is a reason that Android keeps certain apps open in the background for the proper functioning of the operating system. Be sure that the apps that you are closing by force are not required by Android to operate at an optimum level. Also, many apps do not close right away and take a few minutes before they completely shut down. Always allow your apps to close on their own as forcing them to close can cause issues.

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    If you experience any difficulties in the above mentioned instructions then do not worry and try the steps again but be careful to not skip any part. If there are still issues then go online and you will find many different websites and forums that deal with Android. Check for a solution to your issue which might already be posted on the forum. You can also post your own question or query if you want to get help from an expert user.

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    You can also find many different apps that can handle this entire issue of closing other apps in the background.

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