Hi. Senior citizen new user here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by Dulcimer42, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Dulcimer42

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    iPF Novice

    Dec 26, 2012
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    Only took about 3 hours to get iPad connected to wifi so I could get to opening page. Granddaughter added a few apps for me. Biggest problem now is how to close a page or app
  2. Mojosodope

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    Dec 3, 2012
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    Welcome, to close an app you can use 4 fingers to swipe up or press the home button twice. Once you do this you will see some apps appear at the bottom. Long press on it till the app wiggles and a red X appears. Hit the red X and its closed
  3. twerppoet

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    Jan 8, 2011
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    Or, if you just meant that you want to close the app you are using so that you can open another, a single press of the home button (the one on the front of the iPad), will do the job.

    Mojosodope's instructions are for when you need to manually remove the app from RAM. This is not necessary unless you are having problems with the app. The iPad normally removes apps from RAM automatically when it needs the space. Recent apps are normally left in RAM in a frozen state. They don't slow the iPad down or use battery while in this state, but it makes switching back to them fast, and they start back up where they left off. It's kind of like the old task switching that predates true multitasking in computers.

    There are some apps that do work in the background, but you'll normally know what they are. Examples are apps that play music in the background and GPS apps that keep navigating in the background.

    Congratulations on your iPad. I hope you enjoy it.

    And welcome to the forum.
    #3 twerppoet, Dec 27, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  4. Gabriel1

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    Mar 11, 2011
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    Hi there and welcome.

    There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.

    Remember, search is your friend. If you can't find the answer you need and you post a question then give as much info as you can to help members help you i.e. iPad 1 or 2, etc. and iOS version and name of app if the problem is with a specific app........and please don't forget to read the forum rules http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

    These are the hacking section rules for all you jail breakers (and would be jail breakers) http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2892-hacking-section-rules-please-read.html

    We also have an app for this forum. The link to download the app is: Discussion Forum for iPad Users for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

    You can download the manual for your iPad here http://help.apple.com/ipad/6/ and here http://support.apple.com/manuals/ and in iBooks search for "iPad user guide for" and you will find free comprehensive manuals for iOS 4, 5, 6, etc.

    If you have other Apple products or are interested in other Apple kit then why not join our sister forum too at http://www.appleforums.net/ and for iPhone users, come and join in the discussion over at http://www.iphoneforums.net

    The Archangel
  5. smalltowngirl13

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    May 1, 2012
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    Congrats on the ipad and welcome to the forum!

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