How to Close Apps on Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire is a series of affordable color tablets from Amazon and were first launched in the year 2011. The tablet rose to popularity thanks to its affordable pricing, small color display, access to the Amazon e-books store, and other features. However, since the Kindle Fire comes with a color display, it tends to drain the battery much faster than the regular Kindle. In this post, we will show you how to close apps on your Kindle Fire in order to reduce background app refresh and battery drain.

When you minimize an app on Kindle Fire, it doesn’t really quit. It’s active in the background and that will drain the battery, Therefore, it is best to close these apps in the background so you can extend the battery life on your Kindle Fire. Below, we will provide step by step instructions on how to close apps on your Kindle Fire.

Close apps on your Kindle Fire – Manual method

You can close the background apps on your Kindle Fire manually by simply using the App Switcher built in to Android. Kindle Fire uses Android, but has its own custom UI on top. Here’s how you close apps manually.

1. Tap on the App Switcher button in the navigation bar. It is denoted by a square icon.

2. Close the apps in the background by swiping up/down or by tapping the ‘X’ button.

You can also force close applications via the Settings menu. To do this, follow the steps below.

3. Launch the Settings app or swipe down from the top to reveal notifications tray. Here, you should be able to see the gear icon. Tap on this to open Settings.

4. Now, head over to Applications to see all the apps on your Fire.

5. Now tap on Manage All Applications and then select ‘All applications’. You should now select the option that says ‘Running Applications’.

6. Tap the app that you want to close and select Force stop.

7. You should get a dialogue box asking to confirm. Simply select OK and the app will be removed from the background.

Use a Task Manager

You can also close apps on your Kindle Fire by using a task manager. This will close all running apps automatically and hence help save battery. You won’t have to individually force close each app. And in most instances, a task manager app will also clear some RAM on your Kindle Fire. This will help improve the performance of the tablet and make things much smoother. We’re going to list down two task managers that can help you close apps on your Kindle Fire.

ES Task Manager – This is one of the best task manager app that is available on the app store. It is also well designed and offers other features as well. You can use this app to close all apps on your Kindle Fire. It also helps clear out the cache and improve storage. It is available for free on the Play Store. Simply look for the app, download it on your Kindle Fire and you’re all set.

Advanced Task Manager

Advanced Task Manager – This is a much more simpler app than ES Task Manager. It is also available for free from the Play Store and very easy to use. After installing, simply select the apps that you want to kill in the background and then hit the ‘Kill selected apps’ button.

And that’s how you close apps on your Kindle Fire. We hope this has helped you out and has improved the experience on your Kindle.