via Technology Tidbits by Twyla Felty
To see these apps, click the “home” button twice. The lower part of your screen will then display a row of apps in a new, little window. Touch and hold one of these icons (as if you were going to delete it) until a minus sign appears. Then “subtract” them one by one until those apps are gone. Your iPhone/iPad is now free from all those opened and secretly running apps!
You should NOT close down any apps that are pushing notifications—this includes “Words with Friends” (or you will miss your turn), your calendar (or you will forget to move the netbook cart—sorry Alicia!), Google + apps…etc.
If this is a surprise to you, then you are probably sharing my initial reaction….oh my gosh!!
Enjoy and pass along!