How do I close running apps on Android in 2022?

  • November 26, 2022


When a new Android device is purchased, it’s not uncommon for us to install all the apps we need, whether that’s social media apps or games. However, there are times when you might delete an app and want to reinstall it later. If an app doesn’t run properly because it’s been closed by Android system management, then you can never get rid of it completely. Understanding how to close running apps on Android will be useful for people who need to wipe their memory clean of an app that they no longer need.

Find the running apps you want to close

To close an app on Android, you need to find the running apps. These are the ones that are currently running.

You can do this by looking at the Android task manager (on some devices, it’s called “recent tasks”).

Or you can open your app drawer and look for the Running icon. The running apps will be listed by name in alphabetical order.

You can close the running apps on Android by going to your device’s Settings menu and tapping Apps & notifications. From here, you’ll find a list of all the apps currently running on your device.

To hide an app from the list of running apps, long-press it until it begins to jiggle and then tap “Hide from the launcher.”

This will make sure that the app is not launched when you turn on your phone or open an app like Chrome.

If you have a smartwatch or fitness band, you probably keep it on your wrist all day. The problem is that many of the apps that come with these devices are designed for fitness tracking, and they often have to be open in order to work properly.

If you’re using an Android Wear smartwatch or fitness band, the best way to deal with this is by turning off the screen when you’re not using it. You can also control what information from your watch shows up on your phone.

If you’re using a Samsung Gear S3 or newer device, there’s an option in the settings menu called “Keep Screen On While Charging.” If you turn that on, your device will stay on while it charges — and then flashback to its normal state when done charging. It’s not quite as elegant as closing down apps, but it works well enough when you don’t want to deal with manually closing down apps every time you charge your phone.

Swipe left or right until you get to the app you want to close, then swipe up.

In Android, apps can be closed by swiping left or right until you get to the app you want to close, then swipe up.

If an app is already closed, follow these steps:

Tap the Home button.

To reopen an already-closing app, tap and hold on to it while tapping the red circle in the bottom left corner.

You can close running apps on Android by swiping left or right until you get to the app you want to close, then swipe up.

However, this method isn’t always the best option. If you have a lot of open apps and want to close them quickly, you should disable notifications for running apps in settings.

This will allow you to dismiss the notification without closing the app itself.

To close an app, swipe left or right until you get to the app you want to close, and then swipe up.

If you have multiple apps open, tap and hold on to any of them until they jiggle. Then tap and hold on to the one you want to close and drag it up or away from the other ones.

To find it again, just swipe through until you see the card

To find it again, just swipe through until you see the card. If you’re using a phone with a physical home button, press and hold it until you see your app’s icon.

When you see your app’s icon, tap it. This will open up the app’s notification. From there, look for the Close button in the upper right corner of the screen (it has a red circle around it). Hit that button and then confirm by swiping left on the notification card. You’re done!

The card will say “Android Apps.” Tap on that.

Now, look at the bottom of your home screen. You should see a list of all your apps and their icons. Find the one you want to close (it’s often labeled “Shared” or something like that) and then press the little circle icon next to it. That’ll close it down in one fell swoop.

If you open an app and then close it, the icon should disappear from your dock and home screen. If it doesn’t, try closing the app and opening it again.

If you want to find apps that no longer open when you first launch them, go to Settings > Apps > All (or Apps & Notifications) > Application Manager. Scroll down until you see a list of recently closed apps.

To delete one of these apps, tap on its entry in the list and then tap Delete.

The app can be found again in your app menu

The easiest way to close an app is by swiping it out of the screen.

You can also long-press an app icon and select “Close.” This will close the app and remove it from your recent apps list, but you’ll still see its icon in your app list.

If you want to completely remove an app from your device, you can go into Settings > Apps > All and select “All Apps & Notifications.” Scroll down until you see the app that you want to delete and tap Delete.

The way to close an app on Android is a bit different than on iOS. On the iPhone, you can click the Home button and swipe up from the bottom of the screen. On Android, you have to press and hold on an app for about 10 seconds until it disappears from your Home screen.


Many blogs guide you to swipe up with the recent key or drag the list down instead of relying on the back button. You should try to use them because these methods will allow you to close 1 or 2 apps at one time. These techniques are supposed to come in handy when your phone is running low on memory, which might be commonplace by 2022, as some experts predict.

To close running apps on the Android operating system in the future, simply drag their respective windows to the bottom of the screen. Upon doing so, a “Close” button should appear, allowing you to safely close each app as you please.