how to close apps that are running background

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    please advice how to close apps on iPad and 4s.

    i tried double clicking after goin on Home screen and placed my finger on the app icons but the red minus sign just doesn't appear on it. what do i do?

    do i need to do something in the settings.
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    Hi, welcome to iPF!
    This is new in iOS 7 (I hope you use it): After double clicking, swipe the thumbnails above the app icons upwards towards the top of the screen.
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    Thank you! but this doesn't seem to be working. i have almost all the apps open and its so frustrating that i m unable to close. is there any other way.

    I wish in the upcoming software updates, they find something to Auto-shut apps after 30 mins inactivity and start fresh. This will help the Battery life.
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    Which software is installed on your iPad?
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    Can you take a screen shot?

    Use the on/off button at the top and the home button at the same time for just a second and it will capture your screen. When you reply, add the screen shot and we can see what iOS you have and better help you get programs shut down.
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    iOS 7.0.2 i think. is there anyway to go back to version 6. actually i havent upgrade the iOS 7 on iPad. so thats not a problem
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    Hello - the question being asked about your iOS version relates to a change in 'force' closing apps (see the quote below for the differences), so an important consideration - I would suggest first doing a 'Reset' on your iPad (see below); once done, then try the 'Force Close' directions, depending on the iOS version you are now running on the device - good luck! :)


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    Does it look this way when you double tap the Home button (7.0.2):
    image-153725143.jpg
    That's how it's working in iOS 7. Don't touch the icon, but the thumbnail.
    iOS 6 looks different.
    If you're running iOS 7, there's no way to return to 6.
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    Hey J.A & Girdaman i appreciate it. Thnx so much.. i got it.. just thought about your comment above again; to swipe the open app upwards and i did it.. it went away.. Awesome Thanks again. have a wonderful evening you guys :)
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    That's great! :)
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    Moving this to the a Help Section and out of POLLs.

    Thanks,
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