How to completely turn off all background apps on your ipad.

Reference Number: KB-02790 Last Updated: 01-16-2014 02:42 PM

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How do I totally turn off all background apps and free up more resources for Room Planner on my ipad?


All iPad resources can be directed to Room Planner by simply shutting down the background apps, and then starting Room Planner.

To turn off background apps

  1. Click on the 'Home' button on your ipad.
  2. This should return you to the ipad Home Screen.
  3. Once you are at the Home Screen, double-tap on the Home Button.
  4. The icons for all open background apps will appear at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Place your finger over each icon, one by one, and hold your finger there until you see the icon vibrate, and a Red Minus (-) sign appears.
  6. Tap on the Minus (-) sign to close each app.
  7. Once all apps are closed, 100% of the available ipad resources can be dedicated to Room Planner.
  8. Finally, press on the Room Planner icon on the Home Screen again to launch it. Now start a new plan or open your existing plan and continue working.