How do I close apps running in the background?

Answered by Robert Dupre

To close apps running in the background, you can follow these simple steps on your device:

1. Swipe down twice from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings. This will give you access to various settings and options.

2. Look for the option that shows the number of active apps running in the background. It could be located at the bottom left or bottom right of the Quick Settings panel.

3. Tap on the option that displays the number of active apps. This will take you to the list of apps currently running in the background.

4. Here, you will see the list of apps that are using system resources and running in the background. Each app will have a separate card or tile.

5. To close each active app, simply tap on the “Stop” button or swipe the app card off the screen. This will force the app to stop running in the background and free up system resources.

It’s important to note that closing apps running in the background can help improve the overall performance and battery life of your device. However, some apps may need to run in the background for certain functions, such as music streaming or email notifications. Closing these apps may impact their functionality and you may need to manually open them again when needed.

Now, let me share a personal experience related to closing apps in the background.

Once, I was using my smartphone and noticed that it was running slower than usual. The battery was also draining quickly. After a bit of investigation, I realized that there were several apps running in the background that I wasn’t actively using.

I followed the steps mentioned above to close these apps, and immediately noticed an improvement in the device’s performance. The sluggishness was gone, and the battery life seemed to last longer. It was a simple yet effective solution to optimize my device’s performance.

Closing apps running in the background can be done easily through the Quick Settings menu on your device. It can help improve performance and battery life, but be mindful of apps that require background processes for essential functions.