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Why you should stop closing apps on Android

 Why you should stop closing apps on Android

Why you should stop closing apps on Android

      There are many people who force to close all Android apps manually.

      There is a myth that the fewer apps that are open in the background, the better the device will perform.

      However, by doing so we achieve the opposite effect, as it affects the components of our phone.

  We talked to you earlier about why you should avoid forcing apps to close on your iPhone, and now it's Google's OS turn.  In this article, we will see why you should stop closing all Android apps and in what situations it is really appropriate to force them to close.

  Since the birth of the operating system, this problem has had to be dealt with.  Even several manufacturers "helped" perpetuate this myth.  The truth is that it is not really necessary to close Android apps;  In fact, what we are doing is "destroying" our devices.

  It is not known exactly where the idea came from, but it has been with us for a long time.  Starting with the very popular "Tash Killer" apps where you can force close apps we've opened among other things.  Nothing positive for our phone.

  Why does this happen?

  In fact, we can say that it is even common sense.  An app is running in the background, but we're not using it, so why leave it open?  Do not consume resources?  The phone should run faster if you turn it off.

  This is something that comes in part from computers.  On a PC, it is normal to close applications that we do not use by pressing the “X”, but in this case this action has a clear intent and results, Windows works this way.

  When we stop using an app on Android, we usually go back to the home screen or simply lock the device. Does this mean we close the app?  In fact, there are real ways to close the application, because going to the home screen does not force it to close;  The application continues to run in the background.

  How to close Android apps

  We should be clear what we mean when we say "kill" or "close" the application.  This is an action that manually ignores the application.  On most phones, we can open all the apps in the background by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, holding down for a few seconds or touching the square icon in the navigation bar.

  We will see which applications are open and depending on the manufacturer, we will have the possibility one way or another to close them permanently.

  No need to close apps on Android

  The common thing is to think that closing apps in the background will help us save battery, improve device operation and reduce mobile data usage.  However, in practice it can cause more harm than we might imagine.

  why?  Thanks to the design of the operating system

  Android is designed to keep many apps in the background.  When the system needs more resources, it simply closes the apps automatically, but that's not something we have to do.

  In fact, it's a good idea to keep apps in the background.  They start faster and create a feeling that our devices are working better.  It does not mean that all the applications we open consume resources.

  In fact, closing and opening apps has a very negative effect.  We must bear in mind that in order to be able to open an application in a cold state (for the first time), we test the CPU and battery, it consumes much more than going to an application that is already in the background.

  If what we care about is data consumption, we simply disable the app by app option and that's it.  Although it is very rare for a background app to consume massively data.

  When should the app close in the background?

  The only time closing an app in the background is valid is only when it's not working properly.

  When an app freezes or has another malfunction, the ideal solution is to force close it, and clear the cache (which will free up space on the phone).  Once this is done, we simply move on to opening it again.  In this case, force closing the application is highly recommended.