How to close apps on Android
Once you launch an app on your Android device, it continuously runs in the background, even if you left it on your Android device. Back out an app doesn't completely close on your device. When several apps get opened and run in the background, the device performance lags out because all the opened apps simultaneously consume the device's RAM. However, it is not a big deal for feature rich devices like Galaxy S9 or Google Pixel 2, but devices having low RAM face some problems.
Android apps running in the background are similar to Windows minimized on your laptop or PC. When you minimize a window screen on a laptop, it doesn't get fully closed; instead, they run in the background. To fully close a window on a laptop, you have to press the X (close) icon located at the top right corner of the screen. But the way to completely close apps on Android phones is different.
So you need to know how to completely close running apps on your Android phone or tablet to improve device speed.
How to Close Apps on Android from the Home Screen
There are a few ways to close running apps on Android. You can close your background running apps from the Home screen or built-in Apps manager app section.
Through the device Home screen, you can instantly close the running apps at any time:
How to Close Apps Using the Built-in Apps Manager
Other than the above method, Android smartphones or tablets also have an alternate way to close apps. Every Android device has a built-in apps manager that you can use to close background running apps. Using apps manager, you can also close such apps that are running but don't show up when you follow the above method (closing app using Home screen).
When you use device settings to close running apps, you will even find more options than you'd find swiping methods. This option is not as user-friendly and is designed to kill unresponsive apps rather than smoothly exit them.
Note: Once the app is closed, you can reopen it normally. However, the harmful nature of forcing an app to close may lead to some misbehave on the app or device.
How to Stop Running Services on Android
Running services on Android is generally not something that the average user needs to focus on. Especially when there is no default setting option available to perform it; however, if you know what you are doing and need to kill the service running by a particular app, the process is simple.
Always prefer to close your apps frequently:
Even if you have opened many apps on your Android phone, there is nothing to be worried about that it will not work; your phone will work a little slower than standard performance. And secondly, if you do not close after using the apps on your phone, you will see the device battery draining very fast. To avoid all this, it would be better to close the apps after using them.