This is a discussion on Hi there! within the New Member Introductions - Site Assistance forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; I'm completely new to Apple having been a PC person. My awesome son just got me an Ipad2, and I love it so far! However, ...
I'm completely new to Apple having been a PC person. My awesome son just got me an Ipad2, and I love it so far! However, at the same time I am getting frustrated because I don't know how to use it yet! For instance, how do you close an app that is running? How do you go back a page while on the internet? How can I change my profile pic on Facebook? I guess it wil just take some time.....
12-16-2011 11:35 AM
Hi jiggykitten, and welcome to the forums. You'll find people very friendly and helpful on here...I certainly have!! To answer your first question...
1) Double tap the Home button
2) The display should lift up, revealing the icons for the apps that are currently running
3) To shut one down, tap and hold any icon in the bottom task bar
4) This should start them all 'jiggling' and a minus sign icon to be displayed in each one
5) Just tap the minus sign of the apps you wish to close down
6) Click the home button, or tap anywhere on the screen to stop the jiggling and return to normal
Hope that helps some
Last edited by JezzerP; 12-16-2011 at 12:53 PM.
To display the running apps task bar at the bottom, you can also do a four finger upwards swipe to reveal it
Hi and welcome to the Forum!
Originally Posted by jiggykitten
JezzerP has answered your first question and it is a good idea to close your apps regularly just to keep them running smoothly. I'm assuming you are running IOS5 or 5.0.1. Have a look here to see Settings - General - About then look for version. When on the Internet in Safari you will see 2 arrows at the top left, if you press the left arrow it will take you back to the page you were on previously. To change your profile pic in the Facebook app, in landscape press the tab which is three white lines at the top left and your page will move to the right to reveal all the Headings on the left, select photos. Is the photo already uploaded to FB? If not, press the + sign top right and you can load a photo by taking a pic or select one from your camera roll. Once uploaded select the photo and on the top right you will see a box with an arrow emerging press this and a menu will drop down, select Make Profile Picture.
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