Under iPhone 1.x and 2.x you could force quit an application by holding down the home button for a few seconds. In most cases, this helped quit an unresponsive application and it freeed up some memory as well.

Under iPhone 3.0 though, holding down the home button for a few seconds will activate Voice Control. So how can you force quit an application in iPhone 3.0? iPhone Download Blog reader VistaUser writes in a comment:

1) Hold down the Power and Home button until the “slide to turn off” appears.
2) Let go of both Power and Home button once the “slide to turn off” appears.
3) Once again, press and hold ONLY the Home button for about 5~6 seconds and this will force quit the app.

As VistaUser writes in his comment, this adds an extra step to everyone, especially those who are not on an iPhone 3G S. But sooner rather than later, some smart guy will come up with a way to add Voice Control to jailbroken 1st Gen and 3G iPhones so this will come in handy for everyone.

  • Stecks0934

    Thanks MATE ! Been looking all over the internet ! Finally found it ! Thanks a lot for putting this information !

  • Fábio Oliveira

    Thanks for being the first guy to remember us the obvious: “now that Apple has created the software for video recording and voice control restricting those functionalities for iPhone 3GS users will only give more reasons to jailbreak an iPhone Classic / 3G”.

    None of the sources I follow said nothing about this until now, thank you!

  • You’re very welcome

  • Hoax

    Yeah hope they put all that in the jailbreak for clasic/ 3G user.

  • Daniel

    “But sooner rather than later, some smart guy will come up with a way to add Voice Control to jailbroken 1st Gen and 3G iPhones so this will come in handy for everyone.”

    Yeah, everyone – except iPod touch users, that is.

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