Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:29 PM   #1
michael31986
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
OCD? Scared of pressing home button with dirty hands?

If I feel my hands are dirty I always press button only in middle thinking dirt will get underneath. Idk y
michael31986 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:46 PM   #2
Bugeyeblue
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Use the assistive touch button.
Bugeyeblue is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:57 PM   #3
Jordan921
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bay Area
Then clean your dirty hands before you handle your phone.
Jordan921 is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:59 PM   #4
Bugeyeblue
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
I'm a locksmith. I have dirty hands all day minus the few times a day I get to really wash them well and outside of work. I know how it is. I either use my otterbox defender or the assistive touch button.
Bugeyeblue is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:09 AM   #5
Tea-Aholic
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bugeyeblue View Post
Use the assistive touch button.
That's what I do as well when I don't want to touch the physical buttons with dirty hands.
Tea-Aholic is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:12 AM   #6
mrsir2009
macrumors 604
 
mrsir2009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Quote:
Originally Posted by michael31986 View Post
If I feel my hands are dirty I always press button only in middle thinking dirt will get underneath. Idk y
Is your iPhone new? Because if it is, you just wait a while - Come back in a few months and you'll be like "Haha I press my home button with all sorts of **** on my hands now and I don't even care! "
mrsir2009 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:15 AM   #7
TM WAZZA
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
Zephyr oh wait
TM WAZZA is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:15 AM   #8
michael31986
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
yea its the iphone 5. idk they wont look dirty but ill think they feel dirty and particles can get there lol.
michael31986 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:24 AM   #9
numberforty1
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Canada
put one of those home stickers on it
__________________
24" iMac 2.8 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo iTouch 2nd gen 32GB iPad 2 16GB Black iPhone 5 16GB white
numberforty1 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:10 AM   #10
JS82712
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Get a SGP aluminum home button sticker
JS82712 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:00 AM   #11
michael31986
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
It's not actual button. It's the part where dust can get in. The small opening that lets it click
michael31986 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:10 AM   #12
numberforty1
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by michael31986 View Post
It's not actual button. It's the part where dust can get in. The small opening that lets it click
I get that, however a sticker on the home button may help keep the dirt out, if you're THAT worried/OCD.
__________________
24" iMac 2.8 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo iTouch 2nd gen 32GB iPad 2 16GB Black iPhone 5 16GB white
numberforty1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:17 AM   #13
meechy
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Press it with your nose then.
meechy is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:26 AM   #14
tymaster50
macrumors 68030
 
tymaster50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New Jersey
press it with your knuckle?
tymaster50 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:18 AM   #15
XboxMySocks
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Stop worrying and enjoy your phone. Yes it's a work of art in more ways than not, but it's meant to be utilised more than glorified. It's ok to get it a little dirty, and if it really bothers you you can open it and remove it after a while.
__________________
Out Of Warranty Replacements: (North America)
iPads: Mini; $219. 4th gen; $299. 3rd gen; $299, 2nd gen; $249. 1st gen; $229
iPhones: 5S; $269. 5C; $269 5; $229. 4S; $199. 4, 3GS, 3G, 1st gen; $169.
XboxMySocks is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:43 AM   #16
sectime
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by michael31986 View Post
If I feel my hands are dirty I always press button only in middle thinking dirt will get underneath. Idk y
Given the OCD you have to define dirty. If It's mud that would be a problem. If you wash your hands 20 times a day not so much.
sectime is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:49 AM   #17
Bahroo
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by michael31986 View Post
If I feel my hands are dirty I always press button only in middle thinking dirt will get underneath. Idk y
wear gloves? what the hell i dont know what to tell you, keep your hands clean?
Bahroo is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:28 AM   #18
Interstella5555
macrumors 603
 
Interstella5555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Is this real life?
Interstella5555 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:30 AM   #19
Prawnstar69
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Interstella5555 View Post
Is this real life?
even i dont think its real life, let me know when u figure it out
Prawnstar69 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:36 AM   #20
nburwell
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: PHL
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jordan921 View Post
Then clean your dirty hands before you handle your phone.
This.

It's really not that hard. If I'm getting my hands dirty, I always wash my hands before I pick up my phone.
__________________
13.3" rMBP 2.5GHz l iPhone 5s l iPad rMini l 4G iPod Touch l Apple TV l Nikon
nburwell is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:45 AM   #21
SunnyRenegade33
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Send a message via Skype™ to SunnyRenegade33
Quote:
Originally Posted by michael31986 View Post
If I feel my hands are dirty I always press button only in middle thinking dirt will get underneath. Idk y
I never touch any of my Apple devices with extremely dirty hands (after eating, greasy hands, dirt, etc.) unless I absolutely have to (ie. my hands are greasy, phone is on lap and I have to get up to wash my hands).

Not OCD, just taking great care of a great product that you invested a lot in.
SunnyRenegade33 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:02 PM   #22
YungMoola94
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
I want to punch people like you. How old are you? 12?
YungMoola94 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:32 PM   #23
tgi
macrumors 6502a
 
tgi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunnyrenegade33 View Post
i never touch any of my apple devices, i control them with my mind.
fyp
tgi is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:13 PM   #24
PNutts
macrumors 601
 
PNutts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pacific Northwest, US
OT: Not worth going into the details, but if people are going throw around behavioral terms the OP is anal retentive, not OCD.
PNutts is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:04 PM   #25
JAT
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Mpls, MN
Quote:
Originally Posted by michael31986 View Post
OCD? Scared of pressing home button with dirty hands?
Yes.
No.

Methinks you aren't really OCD (or anal) if your hands are dirty.
__________________
-- Spiky
JAT is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPhone: Is there anyway to wake up a device without pressing power/home button? TheSacredSoul Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks 33 May 3, 2014 10:23 AM
iPad: iPad air with 7.0.3 stutter after pressing home button NovemberWhiskey iPad 6 Nov 3, 2013 09:59 AM
Why isn't there an option to just unlock your phone by pressing the home button? 3lite iPhone 15 Oct 7, 2013 05:48 AM
When pressing home button from within app... Delay vaultwit iOS 7 8 Oct 1, 2013 04:55 PM
Pressing around home button as if pressing home button SasquatchSurviv iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 1 Nov 21, 2012 02:12 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:06 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC