How do I force close applications?
For some issues, it is a good idea to close all applications running in the background. This will free up your device's resources.
The process for force closing applications may vary depending on your device's model. These are some common steps to force-quit an Android app:
- Close one app: Swipe up from the bottom, hold, then let go. Swipe up on the app.
- Close all apps: Swipe up from the bottom, hold, then let go. Swipe from left to right. On the left, tap Clear all.
- Close all apps on Android Go: Swipe up from the bottom, hold, and let go. At the bottom, tap Clear all.
- Find your Home screen: Tap Home or Home .
Please keep in mind, each device may have different steps to force-quit/close an app. For the most up-to-date information on how to do this, please consult your device's user manual or the manufacturer's support site for step-by-step instructions.