These are instructions on how to use the new multitasking feature of your iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch.

Step One
Press to launch an app from the SpringBoard. In this example we will launch the
Photos app.

Step Two
Press to select a photo from your library then press the
Home button.

Step Three
Press to launch a different application from your Springboard. In this example we will launch the
YouTubeapplication. Then select a video you would like to play.

Step Four
While the video is playing double press the
Home button. Notice a new multitasking menu will slide up from the bottom of the screen.

Step Five
Press to select the
Photos application we just had open. Notice how it nicely appears right to the photo we left it at.

Step Six
Double pressing the
Home button will again bring up the multitasking menu. If we swipe to the left we can see all the applications that are currently running or suspended in the background. You can tap any one of these to launch the application.

Step Seven
If you swipe all the way to the right you will be shown the iPod widget and Portrait Orientation Lock. Using these buttons you can control the playback of your music, quickly launch the iPod application, or prevent the screen from rotating into landscape mode.


Step One
To quite an application running or suspended in the background simply double press the
Home button to bring up the multitasking menu.

Step Two
Press an hold any icon until it wiggles. Then press the delete badge at the top left of an icon to end the application.

Step Three
When done press the
Home button to complete the action.

**Remember not all applications have been updated with support for fast switching or backgrounding but hopefully most will have this ability in the near future.

**Please note that we are aware of how basic this tutorial is. It is being provided as reference to those new to the iPhone and unfamiliar with its technology.

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