Switching Between Apps
Many iPod touch owners don’t even know they can multitask with the newest updates. And since the new update doesn’t come with any instructions, the multitasking process isn’t necessarily very intuitive. The function runs in the background and does not really change the way you do much else on your iPod, its presence is less than obvious. Thus, you might need a few directions on using the multitasking function.
Let’s say you’re playing Asphalt 5, a car racing application. You receive a notification on your TextFree Unlimited app that says you got a text message. On the previous operating system, you would have to close out of the racing app to read and answer the text.
But with multitasking, you can “close" out of the app in the same way by clicking the home button, but the app will pause and remain running in the background. You’ll be taken back to your app screen, where you can select the TextFree Unlimited app and read your new text message.
When you’re finished texting, don’t close out of the app; double-click the home button. The screen will slide upwards, and a row of currently open apps will be displayed at the bottom. Slide this row to the left or right to select the Asphalt 5 app again. The TextFree Unlimited app will take its place in this row and remain open for later use. The Asphalt 5 app will now appear on the screen, allowing you to get back in the driver’s seat and finish your game.