How to Close Apps on LG G4

LG G4 is one of the latest and best Android smartphones of 2015. Now that buyers are starting to get their hands on them, inquiries are starting to arrive in our inbox. Here we will explain how to close apps on LG G4.

LG’s new smartphone has it all, from a big and bright 5.5-inch display with one of the best cameras around, to a powerful 6-core processor and genuine leather construction materials on the back. This 6-core processor means users can multitask and open tons of apps at the same time, or even run two apps at the same time, but in the end you’ll want to close some of the running apps to make sure the battery lasts as long as possible.

A simple process like clearing or closing unused apps may seem too simple for average users, but first-time smartphone owner or iPhone converts need to know how to perform such a task on their new LG G4. Below are a few screenshots and easy instructions for those who have just bought the LG G4.

LG’s new phone has a powerful 6-core processor and 3GB of RAM, not to mention that it runs the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is very efficient at running apps and saves as much battery as possible. However, you will want to turn off certain apps to get the most out of your phone.

The general rule of thumb with Android is to let the OS manage your memory, not to mention the LG G4 comes with 3GB of RAM, so there’s really no need to manage anything. However, there are times when a user might want to delete unused apps from memory.

Google’s Android operating system does an excellent job of managing apps and multitasking unlike other operating systems by getting apps ready to take action when needed, and saves battery the rest of the time. However, many users still prefer to close apps manually and here is how to do it on the new LG G4.


Clearing apps from memory or multitasking menu on LG G4 is extremely easy and here’s how to do it.

Just tap the square screen button at the bottom of the screen. This is the multitasking menu key that brings up all currently used and running applications. For those who don’t know, switching from Gmail to YouTube, then to the browser and back to Gmail is extremely fast and efficient with this menu. At the same time, this is where a quick swipe will close and kill all running apps.

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The image above is what users see when they tap the multitasking menu key, which shows all currently running apps. It’s a good idea to leave things like phones, messages, and even browsers here, especially if you use them frequently. Deleting the SMS text app only means it will need to be restarted on our next incoming message, wasting battery and CPU cycles. This same rule applies to all apps, so only turn off the ones you won’t need anymore. Android 5.1 has a nice and smooth rolodex style interface and swiping up will cycle through all the apps.

A simple swipe of your finger on each box will swipe them away and instantly close the app. Any saved progress or the website you may be on will have to be reloaded the next time you use that app. Above, you can see me scrolling through YouTube. That’s all, you’re done. It’s that simple to clear and close apps on the LG G4.

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But sometimes users may want to clean every running app. Again, this is not recommended as the OS does a great job keeping most apps in a low power state. However, LG has a “clear all” button at the bottom left that will delete every app currently in system memory. A good time for this would be while you’re at work and for a while, if you’re driving or you won’t be using the phone, especially at night, before you go to bed.

Otherwise, we recommend that you only clean apps you don’t need or apps that have a lot of battery life. Something like YouTube, Google Maps (navigation is great), or even Netflix. As they can be killed to conserve battery life. In general, clearing apps is rarely needed, especially on Android devices as powerful and efficient as the G4, but each user has their own unique needs.

Closing all your apps can cause the phone to slow down as it will need to restart some apps when opening and eventually reduce battery life. Again, clear only what is necessary and usually this menu is not needed as often as most users think. There seems to be a bug in Android 5.0 Lollipop, but apps sometimes stay in the multitasking menu after pressing the clear app button. So if you see this, clean it again.

In the end, only close the apps you won’t be using in the near future. Users demand all sorts of different results for clearing apps and using the task manager throughout the day, so give it a try and see for yourself. Use this feature wisely and follow the steps above to close apps on your LG G4.

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