Multi-task on iPhone

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So you were on your iPhone browsing the net for some good deals on a buy and sell forums. After searching through a lot of pages, you saw a good deal. You took down the dealer's number and made an SMS inquiry. To go to Messages, you pressed Home button, and proceed with the Messages app only to find that you are missing a digit for the contact's number. You opened Safari back to check on it but was dismayed when you discovered that the mobile browser has restarted to zero. So you need to go to the site again and flip through the pages. Frustrating. We know. However, some may not know it, but iPhones with OS 4.0 and above have multi-tasking abilities. We have outlined below on how can you multi-task using your iPhone and go back to where you were on a specific application.

To Multi-Task on iPhone

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    The secret to iPhone multi-tasking is double tapping on the Home button
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    Double tapping the Home button will bring up the recently used applications.
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    You can scroll to the left or to the right for a view of the applications.
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    Tapping on any of the application will bring to the exact point where you left on the said application.
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There are times when you need to close some applications that are running. This is to free some memory on your iPhone to give more space for other processes. Go through the instructions below to close running applications. You should notice a change in your phone's responsiveness upon closing some applications.

To Close Running Applications on iPhone

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    Double tap the Home button on your iPhone
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    You can scroll to the left or to the right for a view of the applications.
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    Choose the application that you want to close.
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    Press and hold on the icon
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    Tap on the Delete button (Red circle with a minus sign)
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    Application should close to free some memory.
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Benefits of Multi Tasking

  • Return to the exact point where you left.
  • Switch to different application at ease.
  • Saves you time from going over again.

Drawbacks of Multi Tasking

  • iPhone could get slow when many running applications remain open
  • Home Button could wear faster if repeteadly used.

Notables

  • Multi-tasking won't drain your battery. This is a common misconception.
  • Use an application called Activator to extend the life of your Home Button

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Categories : Apple Iphone

Recent edits by: Christine dela Cruz, Reema, Charmed

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