What is multitasking?
Since version 1.4 the TomTom App for iPhone supports multitasking. This means you can continue to get spoken instructions while running another app in the foreground.
iOS 4 supports multitasking on the following devices:
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS
- iPod touch 3rd generation (32GB and 64GB models from the end of 2009)
Multitasking also lets other apps run in the background while you run the TomTom App in the foreground. As a result, you may see windows popping up with information or prompts from these applications running in the background.
Closing an app in iOS 4
To close an app in iOS 4 do the following:
- Make sure the app is not running in the foreground by clicking the Home button.
- Double-click the Home button to bring up a list of all the applications that are running.
- Hold the icon of the app you want to close until the icon shows a minus.
- Tap the minus to close the app.
Multitasking and battery life
If you have a route planned and have not reached your destination, the TomTom App may keep calculating a route while running in the background. It will keep finding a GPS signal and giving turn-by-turn instructions and this can drain the battery when your iPhone is not charged.
- The TomTom App is not active in the background when no route is planned.
- The TomTom App is not active in the background when a route is planned and you have reached your destination.
To clear a route in the TomTom App do the following:
- In the Main menu, tap Route Options.
This button is only available if a route is planned.
- Tap Clear Route.
- Tap Yes to confirm.
To disable multitasking for the TomTom App, do the following:
- In the Main menu, tap Change Settings.
- Tap Advanced.
- Switch off Multitasking.