How to Restart Apps in Android: 7 Steps (with Pictures)

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How to Restart Apps in Android: 7 Steps (with Pictures)
How to Restart Apps in Android: 7 Steps (with Pictures)
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This wikiHow teaches you how to restart apps on Android smartphones and tablets. If an Android app stops responding, you can force it to quit in the Settings menu and then restart the app.

Steps

Restart Apps on Android Step 1

Step 1. Open Settings

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It's the gray app that looks like a gear that can usually be found in your Android phone's app drawer. You can also swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification drawer, then tap the gear icon in the top right corner.

The icon may look different if you have a different theme installed on your Android device

Restart Apps on Android Step 2

Step #2. Tap Apps

It's next to the four circles icon in the Settings menu. you will see an alphabetical list of all apps installed on your Android device.

Restart Apps on Android Step 3

Step #3. Tap on the app you want to restart

This will display the Application Info screen with additional options.

Restart Apps on Android Step 4

Step #4. Tap on Force Quit

It's the second option under the app's title. A pop-up window will open to confirm this.

Restart Apps on Android Step 5

Step 5. Tap on Force Quit to confirm

It's in the lower-right corner of the pop-up window. This will stop the app and the 'Force Stop' button will now be gray as the app is no longer running.

Restart Apps on Android Step 6

Step 6. Press the Start button

Press the Home button to return to the home screen.

Restart Apps on Android Step 7

Step 7. Open the app again

Open the app drawer and select the app you recently closed.

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