If you're the proud owner of an LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, you are lucky enough to enjoy a feature no other tablet has—Slide Aside. A catchy little name for a feature that can make your work life with the LG 3 faster and more productive.
What Slide Aside does is allow you to slide a running app to the side and leave it running. You can then use other apps and, when needed, slide that original app back for use.
How do you use this amazing feature? First you have to turn it on. To do that, follow these steps:
- Open Settings
- Locate Slide Aside
- Tap the slider to the ON position
That's it! Slide Aside is now ready to use. How do you use it, you ask? Simple. Take three fingers and slide the screen to the left. The running app should slide off the screen.
You can now open another app and use it. When you want to bring the first app back, swipe three fingers from the left edge to the right and the original app is back.
What's really handy about this feature is you can open an app, slide it away, open a second app, and then quickly switch between them using the gesture.
There is one Caveat to this. Say you slide aside a browser and then open up your Gmail client. Because of how Gmail allows you to swipe an email to delete it, the Slide Aside gesture can cause you to accidentally delete email. So...you have to use caution when using Slide Aside with certain apps.
The LG 3 Tablet's slide aside feature is a great way to up the ante on your Android tablet productivity. Give this feature a try and see if you're not working more efficiently.
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