Apple TV is a versatile entertainment hub that allows users to stream content, play games, and enjoy a variety of apps. However, sometimes you may need to close an app to free up resources or troubleshoot issues.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the various methods to close apps on your Apple TV, ensuring a smooth and efficient user experience.
Method 1: Using the App Switcher
Navigate to the App Switcher:
- While in any app, double-press the TV/Home button on your Apple TV remote. This will open the App Switcher, displaying all recently used apps.
Select the App to Close:
- Swipe left or right on the touch surface of the remote to highlight the app you want to close.
Force Close the App:
- Swipe up on the touch surface to force close the selected app. This action removes the app from the background and frees up system resources.
Method 2: Restarting Apple TV
Go to Settings:
- From the main menu, navigate to “Settings.”
- Scroll down and select “System.”
Restart Apple TV:
- Choose “Restart” to reboot your Apple TV. This effectively closes all running apps and gives your device a fresh start.
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Method 3: Force Quit from the App Store
Open the App Store:
- Navigate to the App Store on your Apple TV.
Go to Purchased:
- In the App Store, go to the “Purchased” section.
Find the App:
- Locate the app you want to close and select it.
Force Quit the App:
Press and hold the touch surface until the app icon starts jiggling. Press the Play/Pause button, then choose “Delete” to force quit the app.
Method 4: Using Settings
Navigate to Settings:
- From the main menu, go to “Settings.”
- Scroll down and choose “Apps.”
Manage Installed Apps:
- Select “Installed Apps” to view a list of all installed apps.
Force Quit the App:
- Find the app you want to close, select it, and choose “Force Quit.” This action closes the app and frees up system resources.
Other Handy Tips
Tip 1: Automatic App Closure
- Apple TV is smart. It automatically closes apps that haven’t been used in a while, conserving resources.
Tip 2: Update Your Apps
- Ensure your apps are up-to-date. Sometimes, performance issues can be resolved with a simple update.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Can I Multitask on Apple TV?
No, Apple TV is designed for a single app experience. However, the App Switcher lets you switch between recently used apps seamlessly.
Q2: What If an App Freezes?
If an app freezes, force close it using the methods mentioned. If the problem persists, consider uninstalling and reinstalling the app.
Q3: How Often Should I Restart My Apple TV?
A restart once a week is a good practice to keep things running smoothly.