How to Restart an App on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Have you ever encountered an issue with an app on your Android device where it becomes unresponsive or starts misbehaving? In such cases, restarting the app can often help resolve the problem.

Restarting an app on Android is a simple process that can be done in a few different ways. In this tutorial, I will guide you through the various methods you can use to restart an app on your Android device.

Method 1: Using the Recent Apps Menu

If you have recently used the app, it may still be running in the background. To restart it using the Recent Apps menu:

  1. Step 1: On your Android device, tap the Recent Apps button (usually represented by a square or three vertical lines) located at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Step 2: Scroll through the list of recently used apps and locate the app you want to restart.
  3. Step 3: Swipe up or sideways on the app’s preview to close it completely.

Method 2: Using App Settings

If you are unable to find the app in the Recent Apps menu or prefer a different method, you can also use the App Settings to restart it:

  1. Step 1: Go to your Android device’s Settings.
  2. Step 2: Scroll down and select Apps & notifications.
  3. Step 3: Locate and tap on the app you want to restart from the list of installed apps.
  4. Step 4: Tap on Force stop. This will close the app completely.
  5. Step 5: Open the app again from your device’s app drawer or home screen to restart it.

Method 3: Restarting Your Device

If the above methods don’t work or you want a more comprehensive restart, you can try restarting your Android device itself:

  1. Step 1: Press and hold the Power button on your Android device.
  2. Step 2: Tap on Restart.
  3. Step 3: Wait for your device to power off and then turn back on.

In most cases, restarting an app using one of these methods should help resolve any issues you were experiencing. However, if the problem persists, you may want to consider uninstalling and reinstalling the app or reaching out to the app developer for further assistance.

I hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of restarting an app on Android. Remember to always keep your apps up to date and regularly restart your device to ensure optimal performance. Happy app restarting!

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