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How To Close Apps on a Samsung Smart TV

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If you have recently bought a Samsung Smart TV, you might have opened a few apps but now struggle to close them. Luckily, there are multiple workarounds to get this done.

Quick Answer

To close apps on Samsung Smart TV, press the “RETURN” or “EXIT” button on the remote. A pop-up asking for confirmation will appear on the screen. Press “OK” on the TV’s remote to confirm and wait for the app to close successfully on your TV.

To help you, we have compiled a detailed guide on closing apps on Samsung Smart TV. We will also look into removing applications, clearing the cached data, and hard resetting your Samsung TV.

Closing Apps on a Samsung Smart TV

If you don’t know how to close apps on your Samsung Smart TV, our following 3 step-by-step methods will help you go through this process quickly. 

Method #1: Using Remote Keys

With these steps, you can quickly close apps on your Samsung Smart TV using the “RETURN” or “EXIT” button on the remote.

  1. Find and press the “RETURN” or “EXIT” button on your Samsung Smart TV’s remote.
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  2. A pop-up will appear on the TV screen asking if you want to close the app.
  3. Press “OK” on the remote for confirmation.
All Done!

The app will now successfully close on your Samsung Smart TV.

Method #2: Using the Power Button

Here are the steps you need to follow to force quit an app on your Samsung Smart TV using the power button.

  1. Press the power button on your Samsung Smart TV’s remote and hold it for around 5 to 6 seconds.
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  2. Your TV will shut down, closing all the apps running on it.
  3. Wait a few minutes and press the power button to switch the TV back on.
  4. When the TV turns on, launch an app, and it will boot up with new settings.

Method #3: Using TV Settings

Using these steps, you can force quit an app on your Samsung Smart TV via the Settings menu.

  1. Press the remote’s Home/Menu/Smart Hub button and choose “Settings” from the screen.  
  2. Select “Apps” and choose the app you want to force quit.
  3. Choose “Force stop” from the screen. 
  4. Press “OK” to confirm.
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Hard Resetting a Samsung Smart TV

If the apps on your Samsung Smart TV suddenly stop responding, you won’t be left with any other option but to hard reset your television with these steps.

  1. Open the Settings on your Samsung Smart TV and choose “General”.
  2. Select “Reset” from the screen and enter your PIN when asked. The default pin for smart TVs is “0000”.
  3. Choose “Reset” again.
  4. A pop-up telling you that once you proceed, everything on your TV will be deleted will appear on the screen.
  5. Select “Yes” to proceed and wait for your TV to turn off.
  6. After a few minutes, your smart TV will finally turn on with everything wiped off.
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Clearing the Apps Cache on a Samsung Smart TV

If you don’t want the apps on your Samsung Smart TV to freeze or malfunction from time to time, try clearing the app cache in the following way.

  1. Press the remote’s Home/Menu/Smart Hub button and choose “Settings” from the screen.
  2. Go to “Apps” and select “System Apps”.
  3. Select the app you want to clear the cache of.
  4. Select “Clear cache”.
  5. Press “OK” to confirm and wait for the process to complete.
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That’s It!

You have successfully cleared the cache of the selected app on your Samsung Smart TV.

Quick Note

Clearing the app’s cache for the first time on your Samsung TV might take a few seconds, but the next time you perform the task, it will be completed instantly.

Removing Apps From a Samsung Smart TV

If certain apps on your Samsung Smart TV aren’t responding even after force quitting, you must remove them from your television using these steps and clear up storage for new apps.

  1. Press the remote’s Home/Menu/Smart Hub button and choose “Settings” from the screen. 
  2. Choose “Apps” and choose the app you want to remove.
  3. From the pop-up menu, choose “Delete” to get rid of the app.
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Important

If the “Delete” option in the pop-up menu is greyed out, you can’t remove the app from your smart TV as it is on your television by default.

Summary

In this guide, we have discussed how to close apps on Samsung Smart TV. We have also looked into removing the applications, clearing their cached data, and hard resetting the Samsung television in this write-up. 

We hope one of these methods has worked for you, and you can now easily quit apps on your Samsung Smart TV and solve other problems with the applications.

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