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This article was published on November 23, 2010


Video How to: Using iOS 4.2 on the iPad Part 1: Multitasking

Video How to: Using iOS 4.2 on the iPad Part 1: Multitasking
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While iPhone owners have been spoiled with iOS 4 features like multitasking and app folders for months now (seems like an eternity to me), finally today iPad owners get the same coolness.

Instead of just writing out how to use multitasking on your iPad, we thought we’d show you how it works. But first a little tip I picked up recently, using microfibre cleaning cloths to polish your iPad or iPhone (or iPod Touch) screen:

No, I’m not going to be selling these on infomercials, I just thought you’d like to see this. My wife found them with other cleaning products and cloths.
Regardless, multitasking in iOS 4.2.1 (on the iPad) here’s the video:

Summary:

  • Remember double-clicking the home button doesn’t bring up iPod controls anymore, it brings up the multitasking pane
  • Press and hold (like deleting or moving apps) to close
  • Slide to the right to get to rotation lock and iPod controls

Not all apps have been updated for multitasking as yet, so I’d keep checking for app updates over the next few days (week?) for updates as they roll in.

Next up…App folders!

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