How to End Task or Force Quit an iPhone Application

Posted August 5, 2009 at 11:46pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 93586 views
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These are instructions on how to end task or force quit an iPhone application on iPhone OS 3.0.

You may need to do this if an application has stopped responding or is experience other issues.

Step One
Make sure the application that you would like to force quit is open.

Step Two
Press and hold the Power button until the power slider appears.


Step Three
Press and hold the Home button until the application is forcefully closed.


Step Four
You may now relaunch the application if so desired.

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Merlin76 - August 6, 2009 at 10:27am
or you can install SBSettings from Cydia and you can access and force quit running processes directly from the springboard...
M@ster - August 6, 2009 at 12:47pm
Or you can install mquickdo and slide bottom of the phone and kill the process.
Jimmy - August 6, 2009 at 2:34pm
mQuickDo is AWESOME!!!
brandon - August 5, 2009 at 11:49pm
changing the force quit was stupid on apples part imo when an app freezes chances are you cant get the power slider to pop up
ricardo - August 6, 2009 at 12:33am
well now when u press and hold the home button u get voice control wich its more used than the quitting an app. unless u still have a 3g and not a 3gs yeah its stupid to have changed it
Bogus - August 6, 2009 at 12:44am
Why? What was it before?
Allen Sikorski - August 6, 2009 at 3:02am
Before you just had to hold the home button and it would quit, now as youve seen, you must have the pover slider showing then press and hold home in order to force quit. Good tutorial, ive been woundering aboutthis for a bit considering i have a 3GS and it always pops up \"Voice Control\"! And one more thing, on Apples part, it wasent stupid of them to want to change it for all 3 devices, after all it wound have been more stupid to go changing sorce code when you have already have it perfectly running. Now dont get me wrong here, im not rounting for apple here, mainly because im quite p*ssed with them right now about this whole App Store approval process SH*T! Did you know that apple is now having the english dictionary in the app store edited, there taking out any words which anyone may find offensive, such as \"Pussy, cotch, a*s, b*tch, etc !!!!
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