You can navigate between applications using the navigation keys and the recently used
applications window, which lets you switch easily between all recently used applications.
The navigation keys are the Back key, the Home key, and the Recent apps key. You can
also pop open two applications on the screen at once using the split screen mode, if the
application supports multi-window function. Some applications get closed when you
press the Home key to exit while others are paused or continue to run in the
background. If an application is paused or running in the background, you can continue
where you left off the next time you open the application.
Navigating Applications Overview
Clear all – Close all the recently used applications
Recently used applications window – Open a recently used application
Recent apps key – Open the recently used applications window and the favorites bar
Home key – Exit an application and go back to the Homescreen
Back key – Go back to the previous screen within an application or close the application
To open the recently used applications window
To Quickly Switch Between Recently Used Applications
Quickly press twice.
To Close All the Recently Used Applications
Tap and then tap
To Open a Menu in an Application
While using the application, tap .
Menus are not available in all applications.
Split Screen Mode
Split screen mode enables you to view two applications at once, for example, if you want
to view your email inbox and a web browser at the same time.
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1 Application 1 in upper window
2 Split screen border – Drag to resize windows
3 Application 2 in lower window
4 Split screen key – Select a recently used application
5 Home key – Go back to the Homescreen
6 Back key – Go back to the previous screen within an application or close the application
Not all applications support split screen mode.
To Use Split-Screen Mode
Make sure the two applications that you want to use in split screen mode are
open and running in the background.
Tap , then drag and drop the desired application to the top part of the screen.
In the lower part of the screen, tap the second desired application.
In portrait orientation, drag the black bar in the center up or down to resize the
To exit split-screen mode, tap and hold .