Apple has included an easy to find on-screen Hold button on every iPhone shipped. That changed with the iPhone 4 because the Hold button was replaced with the FaceTime button. The Hold feature is still there, although finding it takes a bit of sleuthing.
To place a call on hold on an iPhone 4, tap and hold the
Mute button. Tapping the
Mute button a second time returns you to the call.
The iPhone 4 Mute button is also the Hold button
While using the
Mute button to hold a call isn’t exactly intuitive, at least the feature is still available. Hopefully Apple will figure out a way to let iPhone 4 owners use the hold feature in a way that’s a little more user friendly.