Close Running Apps on Android Devices

The following steps explain how to fully close unused apps running in the background on Android devices. 

Note: These settings are general instructions only. Android is available on many devices and different versions exist in the market. As such, some of the names, information or settings below may vary depending on the device you have. This guide was made to provide instructions on as many devices and versions of the Android OS as possible.

Method 1:

  1. Tap on Settings on the main screen.
  2. Tap on Application Manager.
  3. Scroll to Running tab to display apps currently running.  
  4. Select the app to close.
  5. Tap Stop.

Method 2:

  1. Press and hold the Home button.
  2. Tap the button to close all tasks.