Do you keep apps open in the background or close them?

No matter who you are, there's a good chance that you use a lot of apps throughout the day. Between checking Twitter, sending off emails, and watching YouTube videos for far too long, it can be easy to go through a lot of apps in not much time at all.

Once you start opening apps, however, you're faced with a decision to make. Do you keep them in your multitasking menu for easy access later on or swipe them away so that they're completely closed?

Here's what the AC forum community has to say.

I seldom close them. Really only do so when an app is misbehaving.


Never close them.


i close them quite often, maybe twice a day, device maintenance about once a week


I close any app I'm not using. I don't like clutter, and leaving apps open is just clutter to me (shrug 🤷) I just swipe from left to right the minimised app. Easy peasy 😁


What about you? Do you keep all of your apps open or close them after you're done using them?

Join the conversation in the forums!

Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.