iPhone 3.0, how to kill app?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Polymira, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Polymira macrumors regular

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    So, with all previous iPhone versions you could just hold the home button for 5-8 seconds and it would kill the current app.

    With 3.0, this no longer works (likely because the 3GS does voice control here)... is there a new button combo of sorts that anyone knows of? Or if an app hangs, do you just have to reboot phone? ughh...
     
  2. Diode macrumors 68020

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    Hold the power button until you get "slide to power off" and then hit the home button until it kills the app.
     
  3. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    Does that still work if an app is frozen?

    How did you come across that combo? Great find!
     
  4. Diode macrumors 68020

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    Yea it should kill a frozen app. I read it a few weeks ago ... I think here somewhere ;)
     
  5. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Wow! That's neat! Maybe Apple is planning on using a "hold home" gesture in the future!
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Isn't "hold home" the gesture you use for voice command?
     
  7. ChrisWilder07 macrumors regular

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    Yes, Apple said it in the keynote:

    Holding the home button brings up Voice Command
     
  8. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Oops. I missed that. Heh. I haven't watched the keynote yet because I'm still waiting for the net to be installed in my new apartment.
     
  9. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Ah, doah.... wondered how you missed that! LOL
     
  10. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    I hope they add in a new voice, the one in the keynote sucked
     
  11. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    voice command is only for the 3G S
    so either theyre planning on using it for something else on the 3G, bringing voice command to the 3G, or just being stupid and taking away functionality from all devices to enable a feature on only one device
     
  12. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Even if the first two iPhone models never get voice command, at least the procedure to kill an app will be consistent across all models of phones.

     
  13. normanbrobinson macrumors newbie

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    Double click the home button, running apps show in bottom slider

    You can quickly click the home button twice, which shows you up to four apps at a time in a slider, so you can finger slide through all the list of running apps in the bottom area.

    Just like when you hold and press on the on screen icons during normal use to delete or remove them, you can do that on the list of running apps and they show up with little "-" in the upper left of each icon and you can click on that to kill the app.

    After you are done, press the home button again (just like when one is removing apps from the home screen to get out of delete/move mode) and you are done! :)

    I was surprised to see how many things I left running in the background that I thought were closed!
     
  14. shandyman Suspended

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    what an irrelevant and random post! the thread is a year and 3 months old, prior to multitasking, so what you posted is irrelevant...
     

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