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Android Close App Intent

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I wanted to close the app (Say facebook app) that I open from my app via Intent.
Using intent I am providing option for users to open various apps installed in mobile. Now, I need to provide option to automatically close the opened app after 5-10 seconds.

Is it possible to achieve?
Thanks in advance.

posted Jul 13, 2016 by Akshay

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Best answer

It is not possible to close any process. However you have an option to request the android OS to kill a background application.

To do so,

ActivityManager  activityManager = (ActivityManager)ApplicationActivity.this.getSystemService(Context.ACTIVITY_SERVICE);
List<ActivityManager.RunningAppProcessInfo> listOfProcesses = activityManager.getRunningAppProcesses(); // Returns all the running processes.

To request andriod to kill a process, you have to compare processName with the what you want to close then call,

android.os.Process.sendSignal(, android.os.Process.SIGNAL_KILL);

Note: this doesn't guarantee the close of the application. It is upto the android to do that.

Make sure you add these permissions,

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.KILL_BACKGROUND_PROCESSES" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.GET_TASKS" />

Hope this helps.

answer Jul 19, 2016 by Vinod Kumar K V
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