I'm trying to set up Mayhem Remote, and it's stuck trying to connect to my computer. I want to restart the app, but I can't find a way of doing so. Pressing back, windows, or search suspends the app and takes me to my home screen. But when I re-open the app, it resumes right where it left off. How can I close the app complete, and restart from scratch?


There is a way. Windows Phone 8 will close the oldest app in the list if you try to open more than 8 apps.


Now with Windows Phone 8.1 and above you can just hold back button and click "x".

  • Not ideal, but it's better than restarting my phone. Thanks!
    – Matthew
    Feb 11 '13 at 2:18
  • Yeah. In Windows 8 to close all apps the is an option in PC Settings->General->Delete history. But is easier close one by one instead of go to far. Feb 11 '13 at 11:01
  • You can also flick an app in back button view to close it. Jan 2 '15 at 11:27

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