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How to start or close an Application on the Microsoft HoloLens 2?

In this article you will learn how to start or close an application on the HoloLens 2.

How to open an application on the HoloLens 2:

  1. You are able to access applications through the Start menu.
  2. To open the Start menu, tap the Start icon that appears on your wrist. You can also open it, by saying “Go to Start”.
  3. Select All apps to get to the list of applications.
  4. Scroll through the list and select the application you want to start. Depending on the type of app, two different things might happen.
    1. If it’s a 2D app, it will load in a new window which can be used like a touch screen.
    2. When opening a 3D application, the HoloLens 2 will open the 3D app launcher. Select the launcher to open the immersive application.
  5. If you want to close an application, follow these steps:
    1. In a 2D app window, simply press the Close button, located on the title bar.
    2. To close an immersive 3D application, use the Start gesture to open the Start menu. Now select the Home button to go back to the Start menu.

How to close an application on the HoloLens 2:

  1. If you want to close an application, follow these steps:
    1. In a 2D app window, simply press the Close button, located on the title bar.
    2. To close an immersive 3D application, use the Start gesture to open the Start menu. Now select the Mixed reality home button to go back to the Start menu.

You should now know how to start or close an application on the HoloLens 2.

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