Closing Apps without going to settings

I have a Moto G7 which replaced my Moto X (refund plan) phone.
In order to close an app I have to go to Settings -> Apps & Notifications and select force stop for the appropriate app. I don’t know if this happened when I got my new phone or was due to an Android update.
Am I missing something or is this the proper albeit clunky way to close an app.
I’ve been meaning to ask this question for a long time but kept saying next time.

Press the square button at the bottom right of your display. Swipe left and right to see apps. Swipe up to close app.


Your suggestion did not work for my Moto G7 but has worked for every other Android device I had.
I don’t know if the square button ever worked on the G7. On other devices I would hit the square button, then press the “x” on the app I want to close.

If an app is open and I press the square, the app becomes smaller but without the x to close. It could be my settings or different versions.

Thanks for your reply!

When the app becomes smaller, simply swipe the app in the upward direction to close it.

I don’t think its very intuitive, but it worked perfectly and makes it very easy and fast to close multiple app’s.

Thanks a Lot for Your Reply!

aaand… if you swipe all the way to the right you can close all open apps with a tap on “Clear all” :slight_smile:

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I don’t have that on my android 10 phone.

Screenshot was from a moto e w/ android 10. :man_shrugging:

Alas. I am not using the stock launcher. Hmmm…

Good tips, makes it easy and fast to close all apps.


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