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scarlettpumpkin

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Hi - I just defected from Blackberry yesterday and got an iPhone 4. So far I really love it. I came from a Curve. I have two questions though - I've noticed that a few times when I have been using an app (Facebook, a prayer app, calendar) it kicks me out of the app and brings me back to the home screen. It did this twice with the facebook app, both times when I was commenting on a post. Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong? Has this happened to anyone else? And how do you close out an app so that it isn't running in the background? Thank you!!
 

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Hi,

welcome to TiPb! :D

FaceBook is notoriously bug-ridden. They have the most popular app on the iPhone, and all of their higher-ups USE iPHONES, and yet they can't seem to get the app done right. There are times when the app randomly quits out after being open for a few seconds. Try reinstalling if the problem persists for more than a few days.

Regarding backgrounding, no apps really run in the background unless they are completing a task, and that process can only run for 10 minutes. Other apps are in 'saved state', which doesn't effect performance in any significant way.

If you want to close out an app, go to the home screen (or other app), double-click the home button, hold your finger down on an app in the task tray, and then press the little red circle that shows up to close the app out.

Funny, there was a girl behind me yesterday when I was getting my iPhone 4 that was switching from a Blackberry Curve.. haha
 

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Also, I hate to say it but rebooting your iPhone (hold down the power button until you see the power off slider) once in a while (especially after installation) helps a lot. I don't have too much trouble with Facebook but everyone once in a while an app will just go back to the home screen. It's just annoying.
 

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Funny, there was a girl behind me yesterday when I was getting my iPhone 4 that was switching from a Blackberry Curve.. haha

Well if it was a red Curve that might have been me - haha!

Thank you both for the tips. It sounds like I don't have to worry about apps running in the background like I did with my Berry. That's good to know. I'll try rebooting my phone and see how that works. Thank you both again!
 

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I switched from a BB 9700 back in feb to an iPhone 3G 16 gig and then to a 3GS 16 gig... now my iPhone 4 is on its way should be in by wednesday.... so excited.
 

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Thank you for all the welcomes! For all you former Blackberry users, do you miss you Berry? So far, all I miss is BBM and the AutoText feature. That was handy. But my iPhone does so much more than my Curve ever could - it's really awesome! I certainly don't that aweful track ball.
 

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Welcome to TiPb.com. I'm a longtime former BlackBerry user, ditched my Storm 2 when the iPhone 4 came out. Check out WhatApp for BBM like chatting with BlackBerry users. They will also have to install the app. I use it with a couple of my die hard BlackBerry friends and it works really well.
 

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Yeah, I switched from a Blackberry 9700 to the iPhone 4. Although I miss BBM (slightly) I really have no regrets and I really, really like this phone.
 

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I'd say I get kicked out of Facebook once every 5-10 times I go to post something. It's often enough that I've gotten in the habit of copying everything before I attempt to post it. That way I can just paste it instead of retyping it once I get back in.
 

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Hmm that's weird. I don't get kicked of but I have other bugs with facebook. But they usually workthemselves out ove time by themselves. No big deal. Iys only a social app anyway. I'd get real mad if it were a more important app
 

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FB acts up for me once in a while but I'm a former BB user too that jumped ship in Dec to a 3GS orginally, and other than BBM maybe and other than a few other notification options... i don't miss my BB at all.... I certainly don't miss the battery pulls and buggy OS lol

But now with the i4... BB doesn't stand a chance anymore lol
 

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I miss the amazing keyboard and fast email on my Bold 9000 sometimes but BB is such a horrible all-around smartphone right now. BB 6 looks promising.
 

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Welcome to Tippy (Well, that's how it sounds to me when Rene says it, at least)!

I don't have that issue with Facebook kicking me out of the app. Of course I always seem to make sure I don't have many apps in the multitasking dock and I usually reboot my phone everyday.
 

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Maybe I should try rebooting. I get all kinds of trouble with Facebook, it can be so annoying! I type a long response to someone and poof! it's gone! VERY frustrating! Anyway, welcome to the iPhone. I am a relative Noob (since May 29) and I LOVE IT! I had never had a BB or any other smartphone, so I am just in heaven right now. Getting to exchange my 3GS for the 4 makes it even better, I spend more time on this phone than I do on my laptop any more, sometimes to the detriment of my school work. Dang Angry Birds! LOL!
 

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