Multitasking on the Apple iPad lets users run apps at the same time and quickly switch back and forth between those apps. Close apps you don't need to tidy up the list of recently used apps and extend the iPad's battery life, as apps running in the background cause the battery to drain at a faster rate.
Double-click the "Home" button. A list of apps you've opened since the iPad has been turned on appears along the bottom of the screen.
Touch one of the apps in the list and move your finger to the left to view more apps that are currently running. This is a list of apps running in the background on your iPad.
Touch and hold the icon of an app in this list you want to completely close.
Release the app icon when it starts to wiggle and then tap the red "X" button in the upper-left corner of the app to completely close the app. Repeat this process for any other apps in the list you want to completely close.
Press the "Home" button to lock the rest of the icons in place and close the list of recently used applications.
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