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How to close an app on Android?

The Android operating system is easy to learn. But some newcomers still face problems — they can not understand as here to close the application.

На компьютере с закрытием программ не возникает никаких трудностей. Вы просто кликаете по «крестику» в правом верхнем углу, на этом ваши действия заканчиваются. Но операционная система Android по своей сути является однооконной, поэтому никаких «крестиков» здесь нет. Yes и даже если вы выйдете на рабочий стол — приложение продолжит свою работу, теперь уже в фоновом режиме. Если вы запускали что-то простое, вроде «Калькулятора», то можно не переживать. Но если вами была запущена программа, которая в теории может выполнять какие-то действия даже в фоне, то лучше её закрыть. Как это сделать — расскажет наша сегодняшняя статья.

easiest way

The Android almost from the first days of its existence got multitasking. And if multiple programs can run at the same time, the user should have the possibility of some of them to close. Or even disabled, but we'll talk about that below. Closing the app means it unloads from memory, at the same time the program will no longer load the CPU. To close a program in Android for quite a long time used the simplest method. It consists in the following steps:

Step 1. Press the "Latest apps". It usually appears in the form of two superimposed on each of the rectangles, although there are exceptions — sometimes it's just one square. This button may be physical or touch — it does not matter. On many devices, this key is virtual — it appears on the screen.

Step 2. Here you will see thumbnails of all running apps. When you restart the smartphone, the slate is wiped clean, except for the devices running with Android 6.0 or a more recent version of the operating system. If you want to close all running apps, just swipe their thumbnails with your finger from left to right or right to left. On the tablet in landscape orientation you have to swipe from top to bottom.

Step 3. In the new versions of the operating system you can close all apps. For this purpose the corresponding button under the column with the thumbnails.

If you have a device with a very old version of Android, the swipe gesture may not work. In this case, you need to click on the "cross", located on the thumbnail of the unnecessary applications. If not, then try to hold your finger on the thumbnail for a couple seconds — in this case, you may receive the context menu, which will be the item "to Close the app" or "Remove from list».

Other methods

And how to close open apps on Android, not using the appropriate button? Is there another way? This question can be answered simultaneously in the affirmative and the negative. It all depends on the implementation of a specific program. Some developers have made sure that their creation does not hang in memory when you are out of it. In this case, the closure can be implemented in the following ways:

  • Sometimes in the main menu you can see a button "Output". Pressing it will spread you on the Desk and actually close the app.
  • In some cases, simply click the "Ago". It should be on the main screen of the application. In most cases, you will need to additionally confirm their actions by pressing the "Yes».

Some devices (for example, HTC One M7) offer double-click the "Home". After this will hold the app from the bottom up, after which it closes.

Disable application

Many of the programs on Android are implemented in such a way that in any case they will run in the background. For example, Facebook constantly collects about you all sorts of information, to shut it down is virtually impossible. But if you are going to use some kind of app for a long time, then you can disable them. Then they just will not work in the background, consuming resources. Close background apps by removing you can use the following:

Step 1. Go to "Settings».

Step 2. Go "Applications". Also, it can be referred to as "the application Manager».

Step 3. Navigate to the tab "All". Although this is an optional step, the desired program may be detected and in the tab "third-Party", which opened by default.

Step 4. Tap on the app you wish to disable.

Step 5. Click the "Deactivate" or "to Stop". If it is not active, then the program cannot be turned off — perhaps that it is a system.

Caution! If you disable the program on the desktop or in the menu, you won't. To use it you need to re-visit "application Manager", the program you need you will find in the tab "Disabled" or "Stopped».


Some of the firmware know how to close applications when RAM capacity is exhausted. The same function have some special utility. Read more about them you can read in the article about the best accelerators for Android. Such programs correctly unload unnecessary at the moment of the application from memory and do some other useful action. New Samsung is endowed with its own optimizer. Before he had a separate label, but Android 7.0 it was moved to "Settings».

It is worth noting that have to worry about running programs need only in case if your device has insufficient memory. If your device has a built-3-6 GB in size, you could not read this article.


2 comment

  • Can someone tell me why Facebook Lite, the tablet is only installed vertically, it may be possible still to install it horizontally, eating before ?

  • Android 5.1 no buttons «close all». Helped installation of the program «Recently», you need root rights to work. (no ads)