1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Support How to stop apps running.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kilgetty, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. kilgetty

    kilgetty Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    21
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013

    Dec 27, 2013
    21
    3
    36
    Male
    Retired
    Pembrokeshire, Wales
    When you have finished with a programme in Windows you click the red X in the top right hand corner to stop it, how do you stop an app running on a Nexus 7.
     

    Advertisement

  2. mtiberio

    mtiberio Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    42
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2012

    Oct 18, 2012
    42
    1
    16
    if you really must override the built in resource manager, download "process manager", or learn to use a terminal and "ps" or "top" and learn to kill a process from the commandline.
     
    kilgetty likes this.
  3. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    4,085
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011

    Jun 13, 2011
    4,085
    1,467
    333
    Female
    Annoying my X-Husband
    Hanover Park, IL
    Below is probably one of the best explanations about running apps and cached apps that you'll find online. ;)

     
    Unforgiven, kilgetty and Hadron like this.
  4. jhsrennie

    jhsrennie Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    310
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012

    Jul 31, 2012
    310
    65
    53
    I'm a long time Windows users (actually a Windows developer) and I remember wondering about this when I first started using Android. The answer is that on Android (and Linux generally) a process is a much lighter object than on Windows so there is no need to close apps when you're finished with them. Just leave them running in the background. Android itself will close them if system resources get low.

    It's a bit of a culture shock for Windows users, but Android/Linux is designed to work this way. You have to just relax and let Android get on with it.
     
    kilgetty and Hadron like this.
  5. kilgetty

    kilgetty Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    21
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013

    Dec 27, 2013
    21
    3
    36
    Male
    Retired
    Pembrokeshire, Wales
    I would like to thank you all for your replies, you have put my mind at rest. I will do as "jhsrennie" suggests and let Android get on with it.
     
    Unforgiven likes this.
  6. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #2
    Points:
    4,488
    Posts:
    38,340
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010

    Jun 23, 2010
    38,340
    47,617
    4,488
    Male
    Douglas, MA
    That's a tough concept for us windows folks to get our head around, but is truly the best way to deal with it.:)
     
    kilgetty likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...