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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-23-2011
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: Vodafone
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Terminating background application

Hi all, 

 

I am very new to blackberry and would like to know how can I close the background applications (the un-used ones) so that it will not utalise the span of my battery. Will appreciate step by step process, as I've tried google'ing but doesn't seem to work.

 

Thanks!!

Elite II
Posts: 8,981
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Terminating background application

Press and hold the menu key (the BB key to the left of the trackpad) for a second or two while on your homescreen.  The list that displays is what apps are currently running on your phone.  Some of them are always there and cannot be shut down.  These are Phone, Home, Messages, Browser and one other one I can never remember (I really need to find out which one it is).  Any apps other than those can be shut down.

In order to shut down an app, go to the app, press the menu key again and select Close or Exit.  Note that simply pressing the red phone key will not close the app, even though it leaves the screen.  This minimizes it to the background where it continues to run and use memory.

 

 

I hope that helps you.  Smiley Happy


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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-23-2011
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: Terminating background application

Heya,

The last application you're talking about must be BBM?? I've tried closing umpteen time and its still there. Smiley Happy I wasn't aware that some list of application cannot be shut down lol. Many thanks for your help Smiley Happy
Elite II
Posts: 8,981
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Terminating background application

BBM, that's the one!  Thanks for reminding me.

 

I'm glad you're now able to close down some apps to save memory use on your phone.  Smiley Happy


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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-23-2011
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: Terminating background application

I'm glad I found this forum! Smiley Happy
Elite II
Posts: 8,981
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Terminating background application

There aren't many problems we can't resolve here so feel free to ask away! Smiley Happy

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New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-06-2011
My Device: torch 9800
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Terminating background application

That was a great tip, I know of the menu button to find some app. running, i actually they were closed after I close the application.

 

Thanks vey much

good job!!