How to Close Apps on Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (Resume and Close Apps)

Want to know what apps are running in the background and close them on Galaxy Watch 5, this guide is just what you need.

One of the reasons a user chooses a true smartwatch is the ability to open multiple apps. The Galaxy Watch 5 can open multiple apps at the same time. Opening apps is easy, but if you want to close all apps to free RAM, it’s a bit different from a smartphone. Here you will learn how to close apps on the Galaxy Watch 5.

The Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro are the latest smartwatches from Samsung. It runs on the latest wearOS 3.5 and will receive updates for a few years.

Since wearOS is very similar to Android, you may already be aware of most of its controls. But as the watch comes in a compact size, some controls are different from the phone, including the action to open the recent apps page where you can find all background apps.

If you are using wearOS Watch for the first time, then this guide is for you. After following this guide you will be able to close apps on your Galaxy Watch 5 easily. Let’s start with the basic functions.

How to Open apps where you left off on Galaxy Watch 5

If you are using the Galaxy Watch 5 for multitasking then it is a complicated process unless you are aware of how to open recently used apps or can say open apps running in the background or resume the halt session. It is important to know this if you want to close apps.

Method 1:

  1. From the main watchface of your Galaxy Watch 5, swipe up to open App Drawer.
  2. On the top, you will see an icon with two overlapping bubbles. This icon is for Recent Apps.
    How to Close Apps on Galaxy Watch 5
  3. Tap the icon.
  4. It will open the recent apps screen similar to an Android phone. Here you can find all apps you opened earlier and didn’t close.
  5. Now tap the app screen that you want to resume.
    How to Close Apps on Galaxy Watch 5

Method 2:

  1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your paired phone.
  2. Go to Watch Settings > Advanced features.
    How to Close Apps on Galaxy Watch 5
  3. Now under the Back Key option, tap the Short Press option.
  4. From the options select Show recent apps.
    How to Close Apps on Galaxy Watch 5
  5. Now when you press the back button on your Watch 5 once and it will show recent apps.
  6. You can open the app that you want to resume.

How to find which apps are open in Background on Galaxy Watch 5

If you want to know which apps are opened and running in the background, then you can follow both the methods mentioned above. Recent Apps is the main screen for this guide which is responsible for resuming apps, checking which apps are opened, and also used for closing apps.

Advantages of Closing Apps on Galaxy Watch 5

There are many reasons why you should close apps on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. If you feel your Smartwatch is a bit slow then opened apps might be the culprit. So it is important to know the process to close apps. Here are some Advantages.

  • Free RAM
  • Smooth experience
  • Save battery
  • Peace of mind

How to Close Apps on Galaxy Watch 5

If you have followed all the above steps then you may have already figured out the way to close apps on Galaxy Watch 5. Still here are steps that you should follow to close apps running in the background.

  1. Swipe up and tap the recent apps icon to open Background Apps or use the Back key to open Recent Apps if you have assigned the required action.
  2. In the Recent App page swipe up the app page that you want to close.
    How to Close Apps on Galaxy Watch 5
  3. If you want to close all apps at once, then in recent apps swipe to the extreme left.
  4. You will find an X/cross icon. Tap it to close all apps together.
    How to Close Apps on Galaxy Watch 5

So this is how to close apps on Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and how to resume any app from where you left it. I hope you find the guide helpful. If you have any queries, let us know in the comment section.

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By Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh started his technical writing journey when he was a university student. He is now a full time tech blog writer specializing in smartwatch based tech news and how-to guides. He spends his free time exploring games and useful gadgets.

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