How to Force Close Android Apps

If you are having difficulty with one of your apps freezing or causing all sorts of other mischief, it is possible for you to force close the app with your Android device. Apps that are downloaded from the Play store can act finicky sometimes, but have no fear – the solution is simple if you just follow the steps listed below.

Step 1: Locate your settings app, which looks like a gear icon.

Step 2: Scroll down and click on the Applications option.

Step 3: The first option you will see is Applications Manager. Click “Applications Manager.”

Step 4: Swipe your finger across the screen to the left until you are on the “Running” tab.

Step 5: Scroll down until you find the app that has been causing you problems and click on it.

Step 6: Click on either the “stop” button or “force stop” button to shut down the app. This should solve the problem.

Recap: Sometimes the problematic app will present you with the option to force close or force stop, which will prevent you from having to do it manually within your settings options. You can try opening the app again to see if the problem has stopped.