MacMost Now 646: The iOS 5 Multitasking Bar

All iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users should know how to use the multitasking bar. It allows you to view your recently used apps, quit apps, control audio playback and AirPlay streaming. Learn how to access and use it. Also learn how to quit an app without using the multitasking bar at all.

Comments: 7 Responses to “MacMost Now 646: The iOS 5 Multitasking Bar”

    Dhruv
    7 years ago

    So is this is advisable for battery saving? If I quit 8-10 apps that I won’t be reopening in the immediate feature, does the RAM and the battery get saved by the quitting of those apps?

      7 years ago

      Not really. You shouldn’t notice any difference.

    Ilan Aisic
    7 years ago

    Another useful feature of this bar, is that it allows you to select your audio source. This is useful when using a Bluetooth device. When receiving a phone call, or even while simply listening to music, you can select whether you want the audio to go to the external device, your iPhone or your iPhone speaker. I think it also supports selecting regular earphones.

    Rich
    7 years ago

    Is it possible to use google voice on iPhone to call numbers that have an extension number in addition to the telephone number. Is there a good Internet tele service that uses data for such calls that is free? Thanks.

      7 years ago

      Should be. What is stopping you? Just place the call via Google Voice, and then use the keypad to enter in the extension code when it is time. Not sure if there is any service that is really completely free, but did you try Skype?

    Brian
    7 years ago

    The multitasking bar on my iPad 2 stopped working last night. If I double click the home button the screen turns black and the little white wheel shows up in the middle of the screen. After about 8 seconds my password screen shows up. Any suggestions?

      7 years ago

      Did you restart? If so, then a backup/restore is in order.

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