how to close current app quickly on iphone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bigshot82, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. bigshot82 macrumors newbie

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    I would like to re-program the home button to close the current(on screen) app when pressed and held down for about 3 seconds. Any idea?

    - I know about double clicking and holding down icons until they start to shake and then closing one by one. That is not what I am looking for.

    - I know about force-quit feature using a combination of sleep and home buttons that takes 10+ seconds. That is not what I am looking for.

    - I know that leaving apps open does not necessarily take up memory. I still need to close certain apps once I am done with them.
     
  2. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    You'll probably have better luck with this in the iPhone hacks section, as it will most certainly require some sort of jailbreak based solution. That being said I know there's at least one jailbreak extension that will prevent "recent apps" from staying in the multitasking bar, so that it's just apps that are truly backgrounded. Additionally, I think that Backgrounder may override iOS's native multitasking in such a way that this is possible.
     
  3. aleni macrumors 68020

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    i wish there was something like an activator command to force quit the app by short hold the home button.
     
  4. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    You should suggest this idea to Apple, I actually really like it, and would find it incredibly useful. Or at least to have an option in the settings.
     
  5. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Unless you want to JB your phone, you will find you can do little that Apple does not want you to do.:eek:
     

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