One of the great features the Android OS boasts of is its ability to multitask. This implies that you can have numerous applications running at the same time without experiencing any issues. Despite this, I have found out that many Android users, especially newbies have not been taking advantage of this feature.
I was once like this too, anyway. When I first began to use an Android tablet, I found myself closing one application before switching to another. Then, I was not fully aware of the Android OS multitasking ability.
The Home button on your device is one of Android’s tools of multitasking. To switch between running applications, follow the intructions below:
- Press and hold the Home Button on your device for a few seconds
- A pop-up displays icons of apps that are currently running on your device
- Select the application you want to switch to.
You must however ensure that you have running applications to switch to. To open another application without closing the current one, all you have to do is press your home button. That will take you to your home screen and still leave your current application running.
On some Android devices, pressing the Home button for a few seconds only displays the list of the most used apps. Try the above on your device and discover what works for your device. However, leave a comment below if you experience any hitch in getting that done.
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