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Tips and tricks September 2, Video: On today’s episode I want to show you how to switch between apps and how to quit apps in iOS 7. In iOS 7, just like before, you can launch any app by tapping on the icon.
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Tips and tricks September 2, Video: On today’s episode I want to show you how to switch between apps and how to quit apps in iOS 7.

In iOS 7, just like before, you can launch any app by tapping on the icon. Now whether or not you are inside the app or you are viewing the home screen if you want to switch between apps all you need to do is double press the Home button.

This brings up the app switcher which looks very different than the recent apps list did before where you just saw it at the bottom of the screen. Now you actually see a little screen shot of where you are on the previous app that you were viewing and also a list of icons at the bottom. For instance lets go into Game Center here and I will double tap on the Home button.

You can see it took me back to the clock which allows you to quickly switch back and forth between two separate apps. So here I am at Clock. I double press and it is Game Center. So the previous app is always going to be in the center. Now you can, of course, always swipe left and right to view anything all the back to the home screen on the left.

You can go and look at all the different apps that you are running. You can see each one and when you want to jump to one you just simply tap it in the middle of the screen there to jump to it.

It will reorder things of course showing you the previous app there in the middle and the app that you were just in just to the left. Now you can also scroll back and forth using the icons at the bottom which scrolls faster.

Here you can see it kind of scrolls linearly but here it is kind of expedential. It scrolls very quickly as I move through these icons. So it is a good quick way to go through your entire listing and view things that you haven’t been using for a while. You can still switch between apps using the four-fingered move back and forth. So a swipe back and forth with four fingers on the screen will quickly move between the apps without having to go to that intermediate screen.

Now sometimes in iOS it is necessary to quit an app, completely quit it instead of having it kind of frozen in the background as it normally would during multi-tasking. So say I wanted to quit the Clock app. This is very different in iOS 7. It is not like you did before in iOS 6. Simply you tap in the middle of the screen and you drag upward, and you can see I can kind of move this up, if I drag up and away the app quits and it is removed from the list there.

Now a second way exists to force quit an app. That is if you are in the app. But instead of “slide to power off” you press and hold the home button on your iPad and wait a few seconds. What will happen is that app will quit and it will return to the home screen like that. Now I have noticed that some apps behave differently. Some will quit completely and return you to the home screen like this. Others will simply relaunch themselves which may be the behavior you want if you are having trouble with an app.

Say it is frozen you may want it to relaunch itself. Now another thing about force quitting an app that way is that the app will stay in your recents list so you can easily get back into it if you want. But it does actually force quit the app so if it is frozen it should help you there.

So there is how to switch between apps and force quit apps in iOS 7. Until next time this is Gary with MacMost Now.. Related posts.

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