Basics 3 Read this chapter to learn how to use apps on iPad. You’ll also learn how to search, print, share files, and more. Using apps The high-resolution Multi-Touch screen and simple finger gestures make it easy to use iPad apps. Open an app by tapping its icon. You can switch between apps, rearrange apps, and organize them in folders. Opening and switching apps Open an app: Tap its icon on the Home screen. Return to the Home screen: Press the Home button , or pinch four or five fingers together on the screen. Multitasking allows certain apps to run in the background, so you can quickly switch between the apps you’re using. View the most recently used apps: Double-click the Home button . The most recently used apps appear in the multitasking bar at the bottom of the screen. Flick left to see more apps. Force an app to close: Touch and hold the app icon until it begins to jiggle, then tap . The app is added to the recents list again, the next time you open it. Lock the screen orientation or use the music controls: Double-click the Home button , then flick along the bottom of the screen from left to right. 24
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