Close an app so that it is not running in the background

To optimize the performance of your BlackBerry smartphone, try to close apps when you are finished with them.
  1. To see which applications are running, press and hold the Menu key until the application switcher appears.
  2. Click an application icon.
  3. In the app, do one of the following:
    • Press the Menu key > Close.
    • Press the Image of Escape key key. If necessary, continue to press the Escape key until the home screen appears.