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How to I cancel apps running in the background?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by MikeyF, Sep 29, 2013.

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    I'm a Luddite I'm afraid. Having just updated to IOS 7 on my iPad, I can't double press the main enter button to reveal apps already open and therefore cancel to prolong battery life?
    What am I missing please?
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    Is there a problem with your button? You can do a four finger swipe up on the screen then scroll left/right to find the apps you want to close....then just swipe up on the thumbnail above the app icon to close them.

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    Hi, welcome to iPF!

    Double press the Home button, and if this doesn't work, do a four finger swipe upwards to reveal the multitask bar. Then tap one tof the thumbnails (above app icons), and drag it to the top of the screen.

    One more advice:
    After updating to the new software, reset is recommended:
    Press and hold Home amd Power button, until the Apple logo appears.
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    It seems I wasn't quick enough! But I was writing a little bit more. :)
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    How to cancel apps running in the background

    I have the same problem. I tried the four finger swipe and the apps did appear but when I tap either the app or the icon it opens and I still can't close it
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    Swipe, don't tap. :)
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    Just swipe up and drag the app to the top of the screen. It closes.
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    Thanks.
    I was about to ask the same question but a quick look through the forum and as always I found the answer.
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    Thanks for the answer. Swiping up is so easy.

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