Multitasking between apps

Multitasking
A feature of a device OS that lets you have multiple apps, widgets and services running at the same time. You can have notes, videos and browser windows hover over other apps on your device.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 4 on Android 9.0.0

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It's easy to switch between different apps on your device, and there are multiple ways you can share data between them.

  1. Note: Use the Recent Apps icon to quickly switch between apps and close apps not in use. In this example, we're showing how to copy an address in a message and paste it into Google Maps.

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  2. Step 1/13

    From the Home screen, tap the Recent Apps button.

    Note: Recently opened apps will appear in the order you last used them.

    The indicator is in the bottom left.
  3. Step 2/13

    Select the app you'd like to view.

    Note: Some apps let you have multiple windows open at a time. If you have more than one open, you can go directly to any window.

    The indicator is in the center.
  4. Step 3/13

    Touch and hold the Message you'd like to copy.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  5. Step 4/13

    Tap Copy text.

    The indicator is in the center.
  6. Step 5/13

    Tap the Recent Apps button.

    The indicator is in the bottom left.
  7. Step 6/13

    Select the app you'd like to view.

    The indicator is in the center.
  8. Step 7/13

    Tap the Search here field.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  9. Step 8/13

    Touch and hold the Search here field.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  10. Step 9/13

    Tap Paste.

    The indicator is in the top left.
  11. Step 10/13

    Select an option.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  12. Step 11/13

    Tap the Recent Apps button.

    The indicator is in the bottom left.
  13. Step 12/13

    Swipe an app up to close it.

    The indicator is in the center.
  14. Step 13/13
    Step 13 of 13:

    You've completed the steps!

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