Force-quit currently running app gone in iOS 6?

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  1. Rafagon

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    It seems that attempting to force-quit the currently running app (by pressing and holding down Home+Standby buttons, waiting for slider, then pressing only the home button) is no longer possible. It simply results in the phone shutting down.
     
  2. Tinman

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    Still works for me on iPhone 4S and iPad 3.

    I use it often--mainly so it doesn't remove app from switcher.



    Mike
     
  3. Rafagon

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    Thanks for sharing... It must be specific to the iPhone 5 then? Can anyone on an iPhone 5 verify that the same thing is happening to them? When I press and hold down Home+Standby for a few seconds, the phone immediately powers down, with no message on the screen whatsoever.
     
  4. Tinman

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    If you press home+standby it will indeed power down, and reboot if connected to power.

    Force quitting an app is done by holding down only the standby button till "slide to power off appears." Release the standby button and hold the home button till the app quits. I would think it is not changed in the iPhone 5.



    Michael
     
  5. Rafagon

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    You're right... !

    I guess I've been doing it wrong all along. Thank you.
     
  6. fury

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    I don't have the patience to wait for all that. I just go home, double-click home, enter jiggle mode, and tap the minus. I got that seared into my muscle memory wink2.gif
     
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    What benefit does "force quitting" give?
     
  8. Tinman

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    It clears an app from memory. More importantly, it can kill the foreground app if it is locked up, perhaps making the whole iPhone unresponsive.

    Moreover, occasionally an app will behave strangely. If pressing the home button doesn't work force quitting can clear it up.



    Michael
     
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