1. Chuckcell's Avatar
    Occasionally, on my Pixel 5a, I can close all the running apps with a side swipe ... but only by accident. I can't deliberately get the combination of touches & swiping that invokes this. What's the combo for doing that. The "Help" built in by GOOGLE isn't any help.
    04-06-2022 06:37 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm only aware swipe up or scroll to end of your cards clear all you can do this , but if you swipe from edge panel u can exit out but won't clear cards .
    04-06-2022 09:10 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    [Moved your question to Pixel 5a forums]
    04-06-2022 09:11 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Do you have any 3rd party file manager or "phone booster" apps installed?
    04-06-2022 12:57 PM
  5. Chuckcell's Avatar
    Thanks, Mustang. I should have done that.
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    04-06-2022 04:54 PM
  6. Chuckcell's Avatar
    No booster. Got a couple file manager apps. Why, would they interfere?
    04-06-2022 04:56 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    No booster. Got a couple file manager apps. Why, would they interfere?
    It's possible a 3rd party file manager app includes some feature to kill all apps. File manager developers seem to like including "phone cleaner/booster" features (which I generally don't recommend).
    04-07-2022 02:01 AM
  8. Chuckcell's Avatar
    Hmm, I found only one file manager - "Files by Google" so it's not 3rd party.
    04-07-2022 12:53 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What does it look like when you've been able to close all apps this way? Do you see the App Overview screen? Is there some message telling you that you closed all apps?
    04-07-2022 01:39 PM
  10. Chuckcell's Avatar
    Nothing like that. I can't figure out what invokes it, some combination of swiping that appears to involve the lower right corner of the face of the phone (Pixel 5a) and the screen shrinks down to about 70% of full size and the other running (?) apps appear one at a time as I "flick" the up, presumably closing them.
    04-07-2022 02:29 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Oh derp, you can bring up the App Overview by swiping up partially from the bottom, then scroll all the way to the left and tap Clear All. (I wasn't aware of this myself.)
    04-07-2022 02:38 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Nothing like that. I can't figure out what invokes it, some combination of swiping that appears to involve the lower right corner of the face of the phone (Pixel 5a) and the screen shrinks down to about 70% of full size and the other running (?) apps appear one at a time as I "flick" the up, presumably closing them.
    You have one handed mode on?"Close all" on a Pixel 5a-screenshot_20220407-163105.jpg

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    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-07-2022 03:31 PM
  13. Chuckcell's Avatar
    There's alot in the Android OS I don't comprehend 🫤 and this is one of them.
    Some combination of swipes(?) evokes all the running (?) apps, and then i swipe up to close them.
    Can't figure it out. Gotta be a short between the ears.
    05-08-2022 05:54 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    There's alot in the Android OS I don't comprehend 🫤 and this is one of them.
    Some combination of swipes(?) evokes all the running (?) apps, and then i swipe up to close them.
    Can't figure it out. Gotta be a short between the ears.
    Maybe stop by carrier store or Best buy so they see whats going on in person and can better help
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-08-2022 04:27 PM

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