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How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch

How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch

Posted June 25, 2010 at 11:54pm by iClarified · 68967 views
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These are instructions on how to use the new multitasking feature of your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch.





Step One
Press to launch an app from the SpringBoard. In this example we will launch the Photos app.
How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch

Step Two
Press to select a photo from your library then press the Home button.
How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch

Step Three
Press to launch a different application from your Springboard. In this example we will launch the YouTube application. Then select a video you would like to play.
How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch

Step Four
While the video is playing double press the Home button. Notice a new multitasking menu will slide up from the bottom of the screen.
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Step Five
Press to select the Photos application we just had open. Notice how it nicely appears right to the photo we left it at.
How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch

Step Six
Double pressing the Home button will again bring up the multitasking menu. If we swipe to the left we can see all the applications that are currently running or suspended in the background. You can tap any one of these to launch the application.
How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch

Step Seven
If you swipe all the way to the right you will be shown the iPod widget and Portrait Orientation Lock. Using these buttons you can control the playback of your music, quickly launch the iPod application, or prevent the screen from rotating into landscape mode.
How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch


QUITTING A BACKGROUND APPLICATION

Step One
To quite an application running or suspended in the background simply double press the Home button to bring up the multitasking menu.
How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch

Step Two
Press an hold any icon until it wiggles. Then press the delete badge at the top left of an icon to end the application.
How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch

Step Three
When done press the Home button to complete the action.
How to Use Multitasking on Your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch


**Remember not all applications have been updated with support for fast switching or backgrounding but hopefully most will have this ability in the near future.

**Please note that we are aware of how basic this tutorial is. It is being provided as reference to those new to the iPhone and unfamiliar with its technology.
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Anton
Anton - June 26, 2010 at 7:28am
Why the sad voice?
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