moving between screens without closing and reopening app

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  1. pccoach

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    Hi,
    I have searched for similar posts but unable to find. When in iBooks or in a news app like NPR I don't see a way to go to a previous screen without closing and reopening application. I like the iPad but am finding moving within apps a little awkward.

    I like iBooks and have added many PDFs. I can see the Library and can choose different docs but once i choose a doc am unable to a previous screen without closing and reopening application.

    Am I missing something obvious?? thanks for any help you can offer. :eek:
     
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    Hi there--you can leave the apps open and do a 4-finger swipe on your screen to revisit any apps you have left open. You don't have to press the home button to re-open another app. Just do the swipes.

    I swipe back and forth between Pages, Evernote, IPF app, and the iPadforums site online.


    Hope that helps!!
     
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    Welcome to the iPadForum! This Forum offers so much information related to the iPad and its use. The IPF has many discussion topics related to: Acessories, Help, Apple News, Hacking, Gaming, Business/Education, Special Needs and Health.

    The iPadForum also includes a Regional Ipad Group for international users across the world. This is a wonderful area to "find" members from your own country.
    Regional iPad Groups


    If you have not done so, please take a look at the iOS 5.0 and 5.1:
    Connecting to the iTunes Store.
    iTunes - Books - iPad User Guide for iOS 5.1 by Apple Inc.

    Finally, please read the rules!
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html
     
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    You can also do the four-finger swipe up from the bottom. This will reveal your recently used apps. Then, it's a quick tap and the new app will open. No having to leave the app you are in with either of these two methods.

    Marilyn
     
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    You know, I keep forgetting to do the swipe upwards. That would be faster than swiping thru 5 apps all the time! Thanks for the reminder, Marilyn!
     
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    I'm still stuck on double tapping the home button. I almost never remember the four finger swipes.
     
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    Related question

    If you are reading your mail from the "Mail" App and you press a link which takes you to a page in "Safari" App, is there a way to get back to the mail message from "Safari"?

    Or you are in Facebook and you link to Safari can you get back to Facebook without using the 4 fingers up swipe and choose?
     
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    No. The swipe side-to-side action (which I always forget to do) and the four-finger swipe up and select action are the only software-based ways Apple has designed to get you back to a previously opened app.

    Marilyn
     

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