- Where's the App list?
- Which version of Windows Phone do I have?
- Lock screen
- Set alarms on my phone
- Copy and paste
- Find a lost phone
- Set up Kid's Corner
- Backup and storage
- Share things on my phone
- How do I update my phone software?
- Windows Phone 8 update history
- Use Speech on my phone
- Use my phone for work
- Tips to help keep my Windows Phone secure
- Switch between apps
- Accessibility on my phone
- Reset my phone
- Make the most of my battery and data usage
- What do the icons on my phone mean?
- Privacy resources
- Feature and service availability
Switch between apps
Becoming a master multitasker is as easy as pressing and holding the Back button on your Windows Phone. Whatever you're doing on the phone, that brings up the App switcher, which shows you the apps you've used most recently. Flick between them and tap one to resume progress where you left off. Your Windows Phone remembers it all for you.
If you want to take a break from playing a game to browse the web and check email, press the Start button to change gears and go back to Start. When you're ready, the App switcher lets you snap right back to what you were doing.
- There's a limit to how many apps your phone can remember at one time, which depends on your phone model and memory. When you hit the limit, apps you haven't used for a while will no longer appear in the App switcher, so be careful not to stray too far from an app if you want to switch back to it.
- Recently used apps won't appear in the App switcher after you've shut off the phone or backed out of an app using the Back button.