Holding home button also closes multiple apps?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by whiteshadoww, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. whiteshadoww macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2008
    Santa Monica, CA
    I read that if you are in an app, like iPod, better to hold the home button for 4-8 seconds to be sure it closes rather than running in the background. Does holding the home button also close other apps if they are running in the background (or is it impossible for any other app to run in the background).

    I'm super happy with the iPhone but disappointed with the battery life. Not really a business tool (especially for business trips). Trying to save as much of the batter life (turn off 3G, WiFi and Location Services). Thanks.
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    Holding the home button "Force Quits" the application. You really only need to use it if the application is locked up. Apps can't run in the background except possibly the default Apple supplied ones.

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