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Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

Professor
banlec
Posts: 303

Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

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Don't you think that it would be easier if it were a possibility to close app by single click rather than repeatedly pressing Back button?

 

Are there any means now to kill an app which has hanged?

 

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Mobile Guru
rayhipkiss
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Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

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banlec wrote:

Don't you think that it would be easier if it were a possibility to close app by single click rather than repeatedly pressing Back button?

 

Are there any means now to kill an app which has hanged?


Apps will remain running in the background if we use the Windows key to return to the start screen but will be closed if we use the back button instead. This is my preferred method unless I want an app to remain running whilst I'm performaing another task.

 So, effectively we can close apps down with a single click just by using the back button to exit an app.

 

Ray.

 

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Professor
banlec
Posts: 303

Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

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 So, effectively we can close apps down with a single click just by using the back button to exit an app.

 



I meant an app, which has hanged. If app does not respond, you can not close it by using Back button. I already encountered this and the only one solution was to restart the phone.

 

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Mobile Overlord
farby
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Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

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banlec wrote:

I meant an app, which has hanged. If app does not respond, you can not close it by using Back button. I already encountered this and the only one solution was to restart the phone.


If it has hanged, it will not respond to anything.. not even to the 'Single Click' you are referring to ...

 

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Professor
banlec
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Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920


farby wrote:

 


If it has hanged, it will not respond to anything.. not even to the 'Single Click' you are referring to ...

 

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If this is the case then it means that the app rules the phone and it should be the other way around.

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Mobile Sensei
ceroberts75
Posts: 5,058

Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

you will still need to use the back arrow to close it.

I have had a couple of time had an application hang.

I got around it by taping the windows button and going to the home screen then started tapping the back arrow.
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Professor
banlec
Posts: 303

Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

In my case it did not help when Excel or Powerpoint hanged. When they hanged they blocked internet connection (for the whole phone - when I tried only to forget about it by pressing Home button) and the only one remedy was to restart the phone. 

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Registered Member
heath217
Posts: 1

Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

If you hit the back button quickly about 3 times it closes everything and brings you back to home. If you hit back slowly it backtracks one step at a time. Hope this helps.

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Registered Member
Generalnfx
Posts: 3

Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

That is incorrect. Yes if you only have three apps open it will work.
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Generalnfx
Posts: 3

Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

Yeah but if you use imdb and search 15 movies you have to back arrow through every page. Terrible. Nokia needs to have a quick tap and hold to close or something.
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Registered Member
pappagnu
Posts: 1

Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

I have a 920 and have had trouble with youtube and similar in the explorer browser locking up.

No amount of "tap back" have sufficed, it sometimes goes into eternal loop changing between two

web pages.

Now one of the previous responses led me to try something new:

I had it locked, could not get rid of the explorer, I changed to the google web-page and then quickly tapped

back three times.

It imediately closed.

At least that can be a way of getting around that app not wanting to close, I guess if a word or excel hangs,

maybe it can work to open another doc. and then in that one "tripple-tap back", I don't know.

 

I definately support the idea that the phone should have some sort of "Task Manager" where the operator can

terminate running apps. I seriously think that is a basic feature of any OS.

 

/Robert

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Mobile Guru
ng85
Posts: 1,950

Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

For IE 10, while browsing select options-tabs then close the current tab. Press back once & it will close.
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Registered Member
sherrylee
Posts: 1

Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

I want a "checkpoints" app for my nomia 822 windows phone. It seems Apple has all the money making apps. I am ready to pitch my nomia!!!! They dont even have "carot" which tells you which apps are draining your battery as seen on national tv. That is also an APPLE phone. Wake up Nomia before you lose out!!!
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aleisha11
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Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920


sherrylee wrote:
I want a "checkpoints" app for my nomia 822 windows phone. It seems Apple has all the money making apps. I am ready to pitch my nomia!!!! They dont even have "carot" which tells you which apps are draining your battery as seen on national tv. That is also an APPLE phone. Wake up Nomia before you lose out!!!

This is a peer-to-peer troubleshooting forum. You may coordinate with the developer of the application for your concern. This is to check with them if they'll support Nokia Lumia phones for their applications. 

 

If you're having an issue with the battery life, you may check this link for your reference: http://www.nokia.com/us-en/support/troubleshooting/?qt=Battery%20life&comp=nokiatroubleshootingconte...

 

Hope this helps. :smileyhappy:

 


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New Member
Lilwarbler
Posts: 1

Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

The back button gives the illusion of closing out web sites, etc. It actually only changes the screen, everything is still open and using battery life. Erggh. Surely there's a solution, right? They wouldn't have sent this to market without solving this truly basic issue! Right? I hope we find something. I have a week left to cancel and return the phone.😣
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Registered Member
Trake
Posts: 1

Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

This method worked great. 1000 Thanks!

Click the triple dot to get options

Tap tabs to display a list of open tabs

tap X to close really close each tab

Now back will close Internet Explorer 10

 

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Registered Member
Ironwolf
Posts: 1

Re: Closing apps on Lumia 820/822/920

you can close apps by holding the back key and then just double tap the back key on running apps.

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