Anyone annoyed by the one finger swipe to activate control center

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by WhiteIphone5, Aug 1, 2013.

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    WhiteIphone5

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    I've been using it for a while (ios7) and most of the time when I'm browsing safari, I accidently swipe up control center when scrolling through the page. I wish it was a two finger activation.

    Anyone else annoyed?
     
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    It is rather annoying, yet there are other issues that are even worse. Overall it's going to come down to Apples marketing muscle and their skill at spinning the message that iOS 7 is a good upgrade.
     
  3. Markyyy, Aug 1, 2013
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    Yeah, it annoys me. With notification centre in iOS6, it was just that top edge that you had to keep away from, which is quite easy. But now you have to keep away from both the top and bottom edge, you feel kind of sandwiched in, which feels quite suffocating.

    Speaking of hand gestures, I 'd like them to do a 5-finger rotating hand gesture to re-orientate the screen when orientation lock is on. I pretty much use my iPad in landscape mode all the time, but there are times when I have to/are better off using it in portrait. In times when I'm lying on my side in bed, in order to change the orientation, I must use the physical switcher on the side of the iPad to deactivate orientation lock, rotate my iPad according to gravity, and re-lock, which is more effort than a simple 5-fingered rotating hand gesture.
     
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    WhiteIphone5

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    Well I guess.. Just did the rotation gesture and brought me back to home screen lol
     
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    jtfolden

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    I'm fine with it but I wish there was a gesture to get into the multi-tasking view and decrease the reliance on the home button.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Nope, not annoying. People will get used to it. If a 2 finger swipe would be required, that'd be annoying...
     
  7. macrumors P6

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    there is on the iPad
     
  8. macrumors P6

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    Yeah, just have to be at least a little more careful/precise/deliberate about movements in the screen, especially around the edges now.
     
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    Switchback666

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    Im annoyed with the swipe left/right on tapatalk :eek: not even a option to turn the damm thing off !

    Anyway i guess because of all this years dealing with gesture based tweaks (jailbreak) i dont have a problem with the swipe up gesture of NC, i used to have multifl0w multitasking that way.
     
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    Gogurt48

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    Sorry, but I like the way it is. I think a two-finger gesture would be annoying because you couldn't use one hand to open the Control Center anymore. The occasional accidental activation is a small price to pay for one-handed operation.
     
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    Rogifan

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    How would that work on the iPhone? A lot of times I'm using my iPhone one handed.
     
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    shenfrey

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    In guessing your using tapatalk 2? I'm using the original tapatalk and there's no swipe motion. It actually does sound fairly handy.
     
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    I'm not a fan of introducing any new gesture into an ecosystem.

    Several games seem unplayable now and even just scrolling a webpage can be tricky.
     
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    kilcher

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    I haven't had too much trouble with it. I do agree with the other person who stated I'd be more annoyed with having to use 2 fingers.

    What a hard life we all have. :p
     
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    bbfc

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    Not annoyed with it at all. I very rarely bring it up by mistake.

    For CC to appear you have to swipe from off the screen. There's plenty of screen you can use to scroll.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    Not annoyed per se, but it does come up accidentally now and then. I use my phone one-handed mostly, so I'm not sure there are options outside of what we have now.
     
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    I like it but as with the other gestures in iOS 7, they need to be tweaked. I think the upwards swipe travel needs to be increased to about 25% of the screen height. As it is now a very short swipe will continue the travel up... where it should bounce back down.
     
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    Tyler23

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    Not annoyed at all. Accidental activiations occur maybe 3% of the time for me.

    Besides, requiring a two finger swipe would make it very difficult to do when using the phone one-handed.
     
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    bbfc

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    Just don't swipe from off the screen.
     
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    Tyler23

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    Agreed, not too hard to avoid this.
     
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    This. The phone is designed to use in one hand. Why would it make sense to have to use 2 fingers to do anything?
     
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    shenfrey

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    Completely agree, people will get use to it. I use control centre several times a day, so it's definitely a useful and welcome feature.
     
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    Apple wants you to be able to use your phone one-handed so I don't see them changing how it's activated any time soon.

    Edit: Looks like I replied without reading every post. :eek:
     
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    I feel like when a keyboard is present it is almost impossible to get the control center to come up on the first swipe.
     
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    Gogurt48

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    Yeah, they really need to fix that.
     

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