Is there a way to create shortcut to Close All

debdroid1a

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I though Android works better if they stay open. I chose them once in a while, but mostly keep them open and have no problems.
 

donm527

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Exactly. I’ve disabked all of Bixby except the long press of the button to activate walkietalkie style.

Hold down Bixby button and say, ”close all apps.” Done.

Have you tried asking Bixby? Sounds like something that it could do.
 

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Be aware that the system will then start reopening apps automatically in RAM, which is how Android is designed. If you do this frequently, it will probably contribute to increased battery drain, since it takes energy to close and open apps.
 

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+ 1 what B. Diddy said. The system is designed that way. I have on average about 20+ recent apps and my phone runs just fine, and minimal battery drain. It takes longer for system to have to fully reload them also.
 

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Bixby is great at that. She'll close recent apps with a simple command. That is if you want to use Bixby. She's quite useful from time to time.
 

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I normally don't close the recent apps unless something running is obviously taking a toll on my battery or performance (Shazam used to be a battery drainer if you left it open in the background, not sure if it still is though ). Like they said, most of the time, it's better for the OS to use as much RAM as possible.