Exiting programs...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Noumenon, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. Noumenon macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    It's been said that holding down The Button for 4 to 8 seconds, will exit the process from running in the background. Is this really true; Is there tech docs that state this, or did someone pull that one out of their... Why would it be running in the background after closing the program? Doesn't make sense to me, and getting tired of holding the button down everytime.
  2. earnjam macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2007
    North Carolina
    You don't need to hold the button down every time. I believe it was designed to have all programs have an instance running in the background so that relaunching is quick. They aren't actually using up any of the processor speed on the phone, but just sort of sitting in limbo till you open them again.

    Holding the button down to exit the program was designed to be used in case the program started experiencing bugs and you needed to restart it. I've done this occaisionally with Safari and Google Maps when they started acting up, and it usually cleared the issues up right away.
  3. Noumenon thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007

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