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How to End Task or Force Quit an iPhone Application

Posted August 5, 2009 at 11:46pm by iClarified · 129622 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.
How to End Task or Force Quit an iPhone Application

Step Three
Press and hold the Home button until the application is forcefully closed.
How to End Task or Force Quit an iPhone Application

Step Four
You may now relaunch the application if so desired.
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Merlin76
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
M@ster - August 6, 2009 at 12:47pm
Or you can install mquickdo and slide bottom of the phone and kill the process.
Jimmy
Jimmy - August 6, 2009 at 2:34pm
mQuickDo is AWESOME!!!
brandon
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
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
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