Like on a smartphone, it’s also possible to close recent apps on a Samsung Galaxy Watch, both to conserve battery and improve performance.
It is only natural for users to open several apps on their Galaxy Watch as they go about they day. However, these apps keep running in the background, even when users return to the home screen. Some users might not know this, but there is a dedicated Recent Apps section on the Galaxy Watch. It keeps track of all the apps users access and provides an option to close them. To close recent apps on a Galaxy Watch, open the app tray and tap the ‘Recents‘ button which looks like two overlapping circles.
The ways to open the app tray differ by model. For instance, on Watch 5 and 4, users should swipe from the bottom of the screen to open the app tray. However, on older models, users can press the Home key or rotate the bezel to view the list of apps and find the Recent Apps button. Once in the Recent Apps section, users can swipe right or left on the screen to check the apps running in the background. To close an app, swipe up on it. To close all the open apps, swipe all the way to the right and tap the ‘Close All‘ option on the screen.