With the release of newer IOS versions, more features are also being made available to users. One of them is multitasking. The first versions of IOS did not have this. On these early versions, only one app could be used at a time. It was only with the release of IOS 4, that the feature was first introduced. It lets users open a new app without closing the other one. When an app is actively in use, the other opened apps run in the background and are readily available for quick access.
Users of supported iOS devices will benefit greatly from the new multitasking feature. If you’re using one of these devices, here are some of the advantages.
Multitasking is a feature that’s automatically enabled on all supported iOS devices. Open the apps that you need to use and the inactive apps will run in the background. If you wish to switch from one app to another, here’s how you do it.
The preview feature was only introduced in iOS 7. If you’re running an older OS, you would only see the icons at the bottom of the screen and not the preview.
You may want to kill running apps running in the background for various reasons like saving battery life or due to app crash. There are two ways on how to kill apps. The old method is to press an app’s icon until the screen wiggles. A red icon on top of the app will then appear. Tapping on the icon will close the app. But if you are using iOS 7 and you have the preview, swiping it up will kill the application.
Since these apps are taking up some of your battery life, there’s no point in keeping them running unless you are flicking back to them and using them.