By Rebecca J. Hogue

All apps remain open on the iPad, even after you navigate to the Home page or open a new app. However, there are times when you may wish to actually close apps. In particular, some of the medical education apps are memory intensive (e.g. Anatomy Atlas). Leaving these memory intensive apps open may slow down your iPad, or may prevent other apps from opening.

Leaving apps open has little or no impact on your devices battery life. If you are concerned about the battery life of your devices, see Battery Saving Tips.

To close apps, double click the home button. You can then scroll through the apps until you find the one you want to close. On the app you wish to close, swipe upwards.