How to Shut Down the AOL App on the iPad

You can launch the AOL app manually at any time.
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The AOL app is configured by default to run in the background from the moment you install it on your iPad. If you signed in to your AOL account using the app, it will not only run in the background, but also keep you signed in to your account. If you don't need to see the latest news, videos and stories from AOL or access your email, you can shut down the AOL app. You can close the app entirely or just sign out of your AOL account.

1 Terminating the AOL App

2 Double-tap

Double-tap the "Home" button to switch to the multi-tasking view which enables you to see all apps that are running on your iPad.

3 Locate the AOL app

Locate the AOL app and then swipe upwards on its screenshot or thumbnail to terminate the app. The app "flies" off the screen when it closes.

4 Tap the Home button

Tap the "Home" button to return to normal view. If you need to use the AOL app, you must launch it manually from the apps menu.

5 Sign Out of the AOL App

6 Launch the AOL app

Launch the AOL app, if it's not already running in the background. If the app is running, double-tap the "Home" button to enter multitasking mode and then tap the AOL app to bring it to the foreground.

7 Tap the Settings icon

Tap the "Settings" icon to open the AOL app's Settings menu. You can not only sign in and out of your AOL account from this menu, but also change the way the app functions.

8 Tap Sign

Tap "Sign Out" to sign out of your AOL account. To sign in, tap the "Settings" icon and then tap "Sign In to AOL."

  • Information in this article applies to the Apple iPad 4 and iOS 7. Procedures may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
  • You can close up to three apps at once from the multi-tasking view. You need to hold each app with a finger and then swipe all at the same time.

Nick Peers has been writing technology-related articles since 2003. His articles have appeared in dozens of technical publications, including MSN UK, CNET, BBC Who Do You Think You Are, LifeHacker UK and TechRadar. He holds a Masters in information technology degree from the University of East London.