How To: Free up your iPad’s memory by closing some applications

/* Posted January 12th, 2011 at 7:30am    */
/* Filed under iPad    */

Since the introduction of multitasking to iOS, you can now run more than one program on your iPad at the same time. That doesn’t mean you always want them open though – as too many Apps running, or unresponsive Apps can clog up your memory and slow down you iPad. We’ll show you how to close (or quit) any program running on your iPad. Find out how to free up your RAM after the jump.

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1. Start out by “double-clicking” the Home button on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. The Home button is the one at the bottom of your iDevice, as illustrated in the image below.

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2. This will bring up the ‘list’ of currently running Apps – by way of an “App bar” at the bottom of your screen. Tap and hold down on any one of the currently running Apps (even if it’s not the one you want to close).

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3. You’ll notice that each App will start to “wiggle” and now has a small “minus sign” circle in the upper left corner. Tap the “minus sign” of the App you want to close/quit.

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