Multitasking?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by wingnut144, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. wingnut144

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    How do I get multitasking to work in my iPad? Currently if I want to switch between applications I close one down (using the square button) and start up a new application.....

    Is there a better way?
     
  2. peled

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    There is no Real true multitasking on iPAD - Period !!
    Only real Multitasking comes with Music in the background, while running some other application.
     
  3. wingnut144

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    I thought the iOS 4.3 update added multitasking.....at least that's what the website says, and that 4.3 is compatable with the iPad......

    But you're saying there isn't a mutlitasking feature available??
     
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    iOS 4.2 and 4.3 introduced 'multi-tasking'. But it's not multi-tasking as the PC world knows it - more 'task swapping', where programs (apps) can be switched in and out of the iPad's memory (RAM). The iPad 'remembers' the 'context' of the app that it switched out - where you were in the game - but that's about all - OK, some background activity was allowed - upload/download - music playing etc...

    This was a sensible decision (in my view - OK - that means nothing!) - read the reviews of other tablet computers that allow 'multi-tasking' - those background tasks consume valuable CPU resource and, hence, 'battery life' and 'user experience'.

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    in Safari, you can have up to six windows open, but it is not tabbed, and it just takes you back to the point you left. To go between open apps, you double click on the home button.
     
  6. Gabriel1

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    I get 9 windows?

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  7. tzimisce

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    The term "multitasking" has been loosely and interchangeably used to refer to various methods of time-sharing various programs on the CPU, so statements like "there is no multitasking on iPad" need to be qualified and taken in context.

    There are several types of multitasking and they all involve some level of task switching - essentially because each CPU can execute one task at a time (although a CPU executing millions of tasks in one second can make it look like it's doing several things simultaneously.)

    For example, in multi-programming mode, there is only one task running on the CPU until a triggering event (whether user or computer-triggered) causes the task to be swapped out of CPU, which is what you see on iOS. In time-shared multitasking (although the term "time-shared" itself is obsolete), several programs appear to run simultaneously to our human perception, because the tasks are time-sliced within the CPU in rapid succession.
     
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    You'll need to jailbreak which for you I don't recommend.
     
  9. Sincere11105

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    Why not?
     
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    All, right but I meant if something bad happens, it's a double uh-oh for wingnut144. No offense to you.
     
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