How do I close apps running in the background on my Samsung Galaxy S5?

Last Update date : 2017.09.26

Step 1:  When on the Home screen touch the Recent Apps key.


GS5 - Home Screen - Menu Key Framed 


Step 2:  To close all active applications touch the End All icon. To close only certain specific

app(s) follow the remaining steps.


GS5 - End All Icon Framed 


Step 3: Touch the Active applications icon.


 GS5 - Active Applications Icon Framed

Step 4: Touch End next to the app you wish to end (or touch End all to end all the apps).


 GS5 - End Active Applications


Step 5: Touch OK.


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