Prime example, I've had my iPhone for several months now. My mobile phone stopped working when we were dealing with the accident and my dear hubby was able to pick up an iPhone 3 quickly so that I could stay connected. Completely distracted by more important things at the time and too lazy as they calmed down, I never really investigated the ins and outs of best practices when using my iTechnology.
This week I was teaching a class and one student asked another "have you been turning off your applications on your iPhone when you're not using them?" and then showed him how to do that. I just stood back and watched and then gave it try when I returned home, feeling silly that I never bother to learn this little battery saving trick. It applies to all the i's - iPhone and iPad and iPod, and because I don't want anyone else to ever feel "stupid" for not knowing, this is how you do it.
This button on your iTech product is called the "home button."
If you press it two times quickly, the current screen will slide up a row and a new row of icons will be displayed. These icons represent what is currently running in the background of your iProduct.
|row of icons|
|fuzzy because they are jiggling|
|tap minus sign to turn off application|
Conversely, if you are in the middle of using one application and need to switch to another, when you want to return to the previous application double click on the home key so that the row of open applications appears and single tap on the application to return it to open on your screen.