Find, open & close apps

You'll find some apps on your Home screens, and all your apps in All Apps. You can open apps, switch between apps, and see 2 apps at once.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 9 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Tap here to see an interactive tutorial

Find & open apps

From anywhere

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to the top.
  2. Tap the app that you want to open.

If you're using a Google Account for work or school: You'll find your apps in a "Work" tab.

From shortcuts

You can quickly get to places inside an app, like "Wi-Fi" inside your Settings app.

  1. Touch and hold the app.
  2. If you see options, choose one.

Find your favorite apps | Pixel

Switch between recent apps

Note: If you have a Pixel 2 or Pixel (2016), turn on "Swipe up on Home button." You can find it in your Settings app, under System And then Gestures And then Swipe up on Home button.

  1. From the bottom of your screen, swipe up to the middle.
  2. Swipe left or right to switch to the app you want to open.
  3. Tap the app that you want to open.

Another way to switchSlide the Home button to the right.

See an interactive tutorial on how to switch between apps..

Close apps

Even if you don't close apps, you won't run out of memory or battery. Android manages these automatically.

Get new apps

You can get more apps in the Play Store app Google Play. Learn how to download apps.

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