How to Close Apps on TCL Android TV

How to Close Apps on TCL Android TV

Closing apps on your TCL Android TV can help improve its performance.​ When you open an app, it continues to run in the background even when you’re not using it. This can slow down your TV and consume unnecessary resources. By closing apps, you can free up memory and processing power, making your TV run smoother and faster.​

Using the Recent Apps Button

The Recent Apps button on your TCL Android TV remote provides a convenient way to view and close apps that are currently running in the background.

  1. Press the Recent Apps button on your TCL Android TV remote.​ It’s typically represented by a square icon with two overlapping squares inside.​
  2. This will display a list of recently used apps.​
  3. Navigate to the app you want to close using the directional buttons on your remote.​
  4. Highlight the app you want to close.​ You might need to press the Select button on your remote to highlight it.​
  5. To close the app, you can either press the Back button on your remote, or look for an option like β€³Closeβ€³ or β€³Removeβ€³ within the Recent Apps interface.​ Different Android TV versions might have slightly different ways to close apps from this view.

Using the Recent Apps button provides a quick and easy way to close individual apps that you’re no longer using. This can help to free up system resources and keep your TCL Android TV running smoothly.​

Force Stopping Apps

If an app on your TCL Android TV is causing problems, becoming unresponsive, or you simply want to ensure it’s completely closed, you can force stop it through the TV’s settings.​ Here’s how⁚

  1. On your TCL Android TV remote, press the Home button. This will take you to the Android TV home screen.​
  2. Navigate to the Settings icon, usually located in the top right corner of the screen, and press the Select button to enter the settings menu.​
  3. Within the settings menu, scroll down using the directional buttons on your remote and select Apps.​ Press the Select button to open the Apps menu.​
  4. A list of apps installed on your TCL Android TV will be displayed.​ Use the directional buttons to scroll through the list and find the app you want to force stop.​
  5. Once you’ve highlighted the app, press the Select button. This will open the app’s info page.​
  6. On the app’s info page, you’ll find a button labeled β€³Force Stop.​″ Press the Select button on your remote to force stop the app.​

Force stopping an app will immediately terminate its processes, closing it entirely.​ This can be useful for resolving app issues or ensuring an app is completely closed when not in use.​

Clearing App Cache and Data

Over time, apps on your TCL Android TV can accumulate cached data and files, which can sometimes lead to performance issues or take up unnecessary storage space.​ Clearing an app’s cache and data can help resolve these problems. Here’s how⁚

  1. Press the Home button on your TCL Android TV remote to navigate to the home screen.
  2. Go to the Settings icon, typically located in the top right corner of the screen.​ Press the Select button to open the Settings menu.​
  3. Scroll down using the directional buttons and select Apps.​ Press the Select button to access the Apps menu.
  4. Browse through the list of apps using the directional buttons and highlight the app whose cache and data you want to clear.
  5. Press the Select button to open the app’s info page.​
  6. On the app’s info page, you’ll find two options⁚ Clear cache and Clear data.
  7. Selecting Clear cache will remove temporary files associated with the app, while Clear data will delete all app data, including settings, preferences, and login information.​
  8. Use the directional buttons to choose the desired option and press the Select button to confirm your choice.​

Remember that clearing data will reset the app to its default state, so you’ll need to re-enter any login details or customize settings again.​

Managing Apps on TCL Android TV

Managing apps on your TCL Android TV allows you to control your app library, keep your TV organized, and optimize performance.​

Uninstalling Apps

If you find that you no longer use certain apps on your TCL Android TV, uninstalling them can free up storage space and declutter your app library.​ Here are the steps to uninstall apps⁚

  1. Press the Home button on your TCL Android TV remote to go to the home screen.​
  2. Navigate to the Settings icon, usually situated in the top right corner.​ Press the Select button to enter the Settings menu.​
  3. Scroll down the Settings menu using the directional buttons and choose Apps.​ Press the Select button to open the Apps menu;
  4. In the Apps menu, you’ll see a list of all installed apps.​ Use the directional buttons to scroll through the list and find the app you want to uninstall.​
  5. Highlight the app you want to remove and press the Select button.​ This will open the app’s info page.​
  6. On the app’s info page, you’ll find an Uninstall button.​ Press the Select button to initiate the uninstallation process.​
  7. You’ll likely be asked to confirm the uninstallation. Choose OK or Yes to proceed.​

Once the uninstallation is complete, the app will be removed from your TCL Android TV, freeing up storage space and simplifying your app library.​

Disabling Pre-installed Apps

TCL Android TVs often come with pre-installed apps that you might not use.​ While you can’t typically uninstall these apps, you can disable them to prevent them from running in the background or cluttering your app list.​ Here’s how⁚

  1. Press the Home button on your TCL Android TV remote to go to the home screen.
  2. Navigate to the Settings icon, usually found in the top right corner, and press the Select button to open the Settings menu.​
  3. Within the Settings menu, scroll down using the directional buttons and choose Apps.​ Press the Select button to access the Apps menu.​
  4. In the Apps menu, you’ll see a list of all installed apps, including pre-installed ones. Find the pre-installed app you want to disable.​
  5. Highlight the pre-installed app and press the Select button to open its app info page.​
  6. On the app info page, you might see a Disable button.​ If present, press the Select button to disable the app.​

Note⁚ Not all pre-installed apps can be disabled.​ Some system-critical apps might not have a Disable option. Disabling an app will prevent it from running in the background and remove its icon from your app list, effectively hiding it from view.​

Rearranging Apps on the Home Screen

Personalize your TCL Android TV experience by rearranging apps on the home screen to prioritize your favorites and create a more convenient layout.​ Here’s how to rearrange apps⁚

  1. Go to the Android TV home screen by pressing the Home button on your TCL Android TV remote.​
  2. Use the directional buttons on your remote to navigate to the app you want to move.​
  3. Highlight the app you want to rearrange.​ You might need to press the Select button to highlight it, depending on your TCL Android TV model.​
  4. Once the app is highlighted, press and hold the Select button on your remote.​ The app icon will become slightly larger, indicating you can now move it.​
  5. Using the directional buttons, move the app icon to your desired location on the home screen.
  6. Once the app is in the desired position, release the Select button. The app will now be in its new location on the home screen.​

You can repeat these steps to rearrange multiple apps and organize your TCL Android TV home screen according to your preferences.​ This customization allows for quicker access to your frequently used apps and a more personalized TV experience.​

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