Multi-Task with iPod Touch
Edited by Leomar Umpad, Charmed, Alma
It is really a frustrating thing to go back and do your unsaved work. If you are an iPod Touch user, you may be able to relate to this. You were in the middle writing an e-mail to your boss about how sorry you were that you broke his nose, when you received a message from a friend. You checked the friends message (iMessage of course), ignored it and get back to your Safari to finish the mail but then, "Poof!", gone. We know how frustrating it is and we tell you, you should learn multi-tasking. This may be new to you but multi-tasking has already been available since OS 4.0. Follow on the list below and learn how to multi-task on your iPod Touch.
To Multi-Task on iPod Touch
- 1Double tapping the home button won't close the application you are currently working on, you will be shown with the list of running applications available for multi-task.Advertisement
- 2View available applications by scrolling to the left or to the right.Advertisement
- 3You can choose the application you want to open up and you should be taken to the last point before you minimized it.
Now, you were overwhelmed by the multi-tasking abilities of your device that you multi-tasked and minimized all of the applications that you have used, even the ones that you have no intentions of using in the next two months. Then you noticed that your iPod Touch has gone very slow. This is due to a lot of memory were used in "remembering" and minimizing the applications. You may need to close unnecessary ones.
To Close Running Applications on iPhone
- 1On your iPod Touch, double tap on the Home button.Advertisement
- 2View available applications by scrolling to the left or to the right.
- 3You may choose on the application that you want to close.
- 4Pressing and holding the icon should allow you to close it.
- 5Tap Red circle with a minus sign on the upper right portion of the application icon.Advertisement
The # Selected application should close and will no longer appear on the list.
- There is this common misconception that multi-tasking will drain your battery. This is not true. However, your phone can get significantly slower the more applications are left open.
- You can use Activator as a Home button replacement so you won't wear down your Home button.
- If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.