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How to Make Sure Apps Are Closed on Your Android

Updated on February 18, 2015


Owing to the flexibility of the android platform, numerous android apps have been developed. In effect, the apps have impact on the functionality and overall experience obtained on any of the android devices. There is an android app taking care of about anything you think about.

The experience of an android device would not be invaluable without the apps. They account for the exceptional user experience. However, there exists a challenge with leaving android app running intentionally or unintentionally on the background. The android apps will end up using up battery life and using up data bandwidth which can account for terrible inconveniences. A drained battery means that the android user cannot utilize a smartphone or the tablet when the need arises. On the other hand, data plans are expensive and running apps may make an android user pay through the nose for the accumulated data bill.

However, there are steps which can be followed to ensure that the apps are closed. Android offers a way through which apps can be forced to close down entirely hence forestalling the above named inconveniences

Make Sure Apps Are Closed on Android

Follow these steps to ensure that all running apps on your android are properly closed.

  • Click on ‘Home’ on the android phone and follow up by tapping on ‘Menu’ to launch the android home screen.

  • Scroll to click on ‘Settings’ and from the options click on ‘Applications’.

  • From the options displayed, click on ‘Running Services’. The list of all the running apps on your android smartphone or tablet which be shown.

  • Select the app(s) you want to close properly and click on ‘Stop’.

Completion of these steps will ensure the selected app(s) will be closed properly. The android user will rest assured that not a single app will be running if the intention was to close all apps properly. If it was an app that requires data to run, then data bandwidth usage will be stopped.


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  • iguidenetwork profile image

    iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

    I actually had my phone on while reading your hub and followed your steps. It was really great! Thanks for your help :)

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    David Martin 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

    i use "App manager" to close running apps

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    Praveen Gosain 4 years ago

    great hub.