Randomly get thrown back the the home screen

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by LoneWolf121188, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    This is a major annoyance...randomly while using my iPhone (I've noticed it particularly while using Google Maps) I'll get booted back to the home screen without hitting the button. This is particularly annoying when I'm using it for directions and I have to navigate through the menus back to the directions while driving. No bueno. Any ideas about what's going on?
  2. Rhema macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2006
    I don't have the iPhone yet, but both the displays at the local cingular store do this all the time, its rather annoying
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    the app on the phone is crashing. i suggest you turn your phone off and on. some people have reported that it helps with the stability.
  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    I get this problem, too. I did a restore in iTunes and it hasn't happened as much. It still happens, but hey--it's a rev. A product. :)
  5. chuise macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2007
    Wayne, PA
    I had this problem the first few days, until I reset the phone. Hold the home and power buttons down for about 5 or 6 seconds until it asks you to power off... Once it turns off, hold the power button again until the :apple: logo appears.

    Once I reset, I didn't have any more problems with crashing.
  6. texaslizard macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2007
    email crash

    I had the exact same problem with email. I figured it needed a re-boot, which I did (see above).

    That seems to have fixed things.
  7. ctakim macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006
    Try powering off first (hold the power button down until the slider appears asking to power off). Then turn back on.

    There have been some posting issues about the hard reset (holding the power and the home button down simultaneously).

    Powering off and turning back on removed the issue of apps frequently shutting down (i.e., returning to the home screen) that I was experiencing.:)

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