We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
2,862 Tutorials

How to see which applications are running on a BlackBerry

Ensure unused apps don't drain your battery

BlackBerry's, like many smartphones, offer the ability to have apps running in the background. While the Messages, Phone, Browser and BlackBerry Messenger apps won't drain your battery or affect the performance of the handset, other apps may well do.

With this in mind we should you how to check which apps are running on your BlackBerry and how to close them down.

Step one
Press and hold the Menu button to see a list of apps running in the background.

Step two
You can't close the Messages, Phone, Browser and BlackBerry Messenger apps. However if there are any other apps running you want to close down, press the menu key again.

Step three
From the list of options displayed, scroll down and hit either Close or Exit depending upon what's available. This will quit the app for you.

IDG UK Sites

Best iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 deals: Find the best contract for your new iPad

IDG UK Sites

The iPhone is doomed. Doomed to be marginally less successful than a very successful thing.

IDG UK Sites

How to prototype native mobile apps without writing code

IDG UK Sites

How to prepare for and update to OS X Yosemite: Get your Mac ready to download & install Apple's...