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iPhone 4: how to place a call on Hold iOS devices
On the iPhone 4, the Hold button found on previous versions' calling screen has been removed to make room for a new button for initiating FaceTime video calls.

Apple has reportedly suggested that using the Mute button is the same, but as noted in the User Guide for devices running iPhone OS 3.1 (on page 50), the Mute function silences the user's own voice in the conversation while continuing to allow them to hear the party on the other end of the line. With the Hold function neither party can hear the other.

Fortunately, if you are looking to make use of the Hold functionality that seemed to have disappeared, a commenter on the TechCrunch piece above notes that simply holding down the Mute button for 2-3 seconds will activate Hold.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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iPhone 4: how to place a call on Hold
Authored by: su1droot on Jun 28, '10 08:00:04AM

just tested this holding down the mute button does place the call on hold.



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iPhone 4: how to place a call on Hold
Authored by: grahams on Jun 28, '10 08:01:41AM

I just tested this, and it works as described on my iPhone 4.



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iPhone 4: how to place a call on Hold
Authored by: mbenchoff on Jun 28, '10 08:14:38AM

If you never plan on using FaceTime (I don't) you can disable it in the Phone Settings. Once disabled the FaceTime button is replaced with the Hold button.



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iPhone 4: how to place a call on Hold
Authored by: RMo on Jun 28, '10 08:54:04AM

There is no need to test this--Apple confirms, and I bet it is in the 4.0 User Guide, whenever that comes (came?) out. See <http://www.apple.com/iphone/tips/>. Search for "mute," and you'll see this tip listed.



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iPhone 4: how to place a call on Hold
Authored by: auntchilada on Jun 28, '10 01:22:55PM
apple product manuals
Edited on Jun 28, '10 01:31:13PM by auntchilada


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iPhone 4: how to place a call on Hold
Authored by: crarko on Jun 28, '10 02:27:36PM

Yup, it's there on page 64 of the iOS 4 user manual.

"iPhone 4: Touch and hold Mute."



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iPhone 4: how to place a call on Hold
Authored by: Anonymous on Jun 28, '10 04:53:29PM

Great! When can I hope to see a tip on how to "select" with the "mouse"?



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