Switching between apps

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ryans79, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. ryans79 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2009

    Is there a way to switch between apps?

    This is what i am trying, i am installing an app but its taking ages to decompress, and the screen locks up (its set to lock in 3 minutes), but if i press the home button and go into settings->general->(etc) and change the setting to 5 mins or 'never' then i come back to installing the app... it starts up from the beginning :(

    on my nokia 5800 i just press and hold the home button and i can switch between open applications, but i cant seem to do that here :(

    Am on a 3Gs running 3.0 (jailbroken)

  2. neil1980 macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2008
  3. ryans79 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2009
    Thank you, will try that, can you recommend any others, i am totally new to this and have no idea which ones to get.
  4. Pgohlke macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    Centerville, Ohio
    By decompressing do you mean installing apps from installous? And just tap the screen every once and a while to make sure the screen doesn't dim or turn off. I find this a lot easier then having it set to turn off in 5 min.
  5. ryans79 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2009
    Thats what i did in the end, but for a 1.7gb file, it sure took its time.

    For all the raving of the iphone, i really prefer my nokia 5800 in many aspects, some thins on the nokia are just more user friendly and easier/more logical to do and use.
  6. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009

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