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return to app home or previous screen

kfg75

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I'm new to iPad. How do I return to the app home? Also, there seems to be no way to return to a previous screen in an app. Help, please! Thanks!
 
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kfg75 said:
I'm new to iPad. How do I return to the app home? Also, there seems to be no way to return to a previous screen in an app. Help, please! Thanks!

Hi and welcome to the Forum!

To return to the home screen just press the home button, round button on front in middle. You want to return to a previous screen in an app, all apps are different but should have tabs to go back to the screen you want. If you mean to return to a previous app, if you have IOS 5 you can do the 4 finger swipe across the page to take you back, or double press the home button to bring up the multi task bar and select the app you want from there.

The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
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Leelai's guidance is sound.

There's no back button, as with many Android devices, if that's what you're looking for.
 

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If you're used to the Android back button, there is nothing on the iPad that does that function. A lot of apps I've noticed have a button in the top left to go back to the previous screen in the same app, it won't switch to a previous app.
 

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Sleaka J said:
If you're used to the Android back button, there is nothing on the iPad that does that function. A lot of apps I've noticed have a button in the top left to go back to the previous screen in the same app, it won't switch to a previous app.

You can switch to a previous app by four finger swiping across the screen, right to left.

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