The Different Uses of the iPhone 4S Home Button
Part of the iPhone 4S All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Dorothy clicked her red-sequined heels three times to go home. You need only press the Home button to get to the iPhone 4S’s Home screen. Pressing the Home button twice performs a couple functions, depending on where you start from:
When iPhone is sleeping: Press the Home button twice quickly to reveal the Camera button and the playback controls.
When iPhone is awake: Press the Home button twice quickly to reveal the multitasking bar. Slide the multitasking bar to the right to reveal the Orientation Lock button and playback controls.
Pressing the Home button once has four results, depending on your point of departure:
When iPhone is sleeping: Press the Home button once to wake your iPhone, and then slide the slider to unlock it.
From the first Home screen: Press the Home button once to open Spotlight Search.
From any Home screen that isn’t the first one: Press the Home button once to return to the first Home screen.
From an app: Press the Home button once to return to the Home screen that was most recently viewed. The app remains running in the background until you close it from the multitasking bar.