Anyone else find the gestures intuitive?

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  1. Dmal99 macrumors 6502

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    Within an hour I was having no issue with gestures and didn't miss the home button at all. So much so I'm shocked people are making a big deal over it.

    Anyone else ease into the gestures super fast?
     
  2. orev macrumors 6502

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    I'm not liking the bottom swipe right to switch between apps. It seems touchy and doesn't work if you go too far. Also an app that was to the left of where you were becomes the right-most app, so when you try to swipe "back" by naturally going left it's not there anymore and you need to go right to get back to it. It's unintuitive.
     
  3. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    it's becoming easier for sure.

    it was touchy even on my iPhone 6.
     
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    Favorite feature from the X. Been wanting it on iOS since 2013. Used webOS briefly in 2011, so I know the feeling. Look up BlackBerry PlayBook, Z30 w/ BB10, and Nokia N9 to know its origins.

    All-In-One Gesture is an app on Android that can emulate swipe gestures from each side of the display. Used it since 2013. This is software-based. Apple can easily add it on a future update for older devices.

    Thanks, Matias Duarte. Eight years ago, Palm was so ahead of the game.
     
  5. orev macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 6 didn't have any kind of bottom swipe to switch between apps, so I'm not sure what you're talking about.
     
  6. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    sorry, thought you were referencing scrolling through apps during the app switch. you mean just holding up to get to the app switcher is hard?
     
  7. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

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    Yes. I also picked them up really quickly. Love them. My only complaint is I already find myself swiping up on my iPads to go back home...with little success obviously :rolleyes:
     
  8. AidenL macrumors 6502

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    Yep, the gestures seem to be very natural after a half day.
     
  9. haqsha23 macrumors 6502a

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    That's what Apple is all about. An easy, user-friendly experience. If it took days, weeks or months to get used to how to use the device, Apple would have lost something that is key to their mainstream success.

    With all that said, yes; I do find the gestures intuitive.
     
  10. StoneCold X, Nov 6, 2017
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    Very easy to pick up and I love them. Don't miss the home button one bit.
     
  11. orev macrumors 6502

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    No, if you swipe from left to right on the bottom edge, it will switch to previous apps without activating the app switcher. For about 10 seconds the app you came from is still on the right side, and you can switch back to it by swiping right to left. But after 10 seconds the app is no longer on the right, and then you need to switch to it by going left to right.
     
  12. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    oh, well that's something i didn't know i could do. so far, all the apps stay in order for me. even after leaving the phone closed for about 20-30 seconds.
     
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    ^ Mr. Mobile's #1 reason becomes my only reason why I would get the iPhone X. Gesture swipes and that's it. Not Face ID, OLED (PenTile), and Animoji. Just gesture swipes. But I'm NOT paying $1000+ just for it when Apple could easily add it via software update in the future for FREE.
     
  14. immigrantsong macrumors member

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    Yep. Much faster than I expected.
     
  15. quamsi, Nov 6, 2017
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    As a home button junkie I am amazed (and totally relieved) at how natural I find gestures on the iPhone X. I have not once tried to mash a non-existant home button, but I have tried to gesture on my iPad... That home button seems so clunky now.
     
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    2009 - webOS
    2011/2013 - QNX/BB10
    2011/2013 - Meego/Sailfish

    LG actually copied Nokia with double tap to wake. I believe Nokia had it as far back with their Symbian phones with the Anna and Belle updates. GSMArena's "Once In A Lifetime" N9 also had it.

    Trip down memory lane. Kudos to the pioneers. Phone connoisseurs like me remembers...

    Spring 2011


    Fall 2011


    I'm so glad iOS finally implemented gesture control the same way when you use Safari, you can swipe from the left or right to go forward and back on macOS and iOS. MacBooks always had some gesture controls well before iOS had it.

    I used All-In-One Gesture on my Samsungs because I hated pressing the home button. Swipe up from the bottom screen to go home. For Android, we lost most physical home buttons by 2010. Only Samsung held on to it until S8 this year.

    Now I just need Google to copy gesture swipes. I need Matias Duarte to copy his own original ideas because Apple already copied it and made it mainstream accepted. Then some haters will say Android is copying iOS again. LOL..
     
  17. Steve686 macrumors 68040

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    I really love the removal of the home button.

    I was charging my X on a wireless Damsung charger and it works well. Opening to the home screen with a swipe is perfect. Pushing a home button to do the same is pretty unbalanced and ends up making the iPhone tilt up off the charger when I do it.
     
  18. bamfsig45 macrumors member

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    Everything has been great for me personally. The home gesture is easy and awesome and i like it way better then the home button. Multitasking/app switching is super intuitive IMO. loving it. Face ID has been fantastic so no home button is a non issue. The only thing i’d like to change or have the ability to change is the swipe down gesture for search and change it to control panel since that’s at the top now.
     
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    I am pleasantly surprised how quickly the gestures have become normal for me. In fact I am irritated now using my iPad because of the home button. In particular the swipe up to home screen is favorite. I have found that just doing the swipe while looking at the phone works 99% of the time. I no longer wait to see the lock unlock. Just Face the phone and swipe up. Did you see Displaymate review of the screen. Best ever I smart phone.
     
  21. nathasnajperowa macrumors member

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    Gestures are the feature are waited for, along with oled display and small bezels.
    They’re super intuitive and easy to use.
    I noticed the phone read correctly with all sensors the position of phone. When I use it horizontally the control center is always on the top right whatever the notch is right or left. I’m impressed and love the gestures control over entire phone
     
  22. HEK macrumors 68040

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    Yes..... very apt comparison
     
  23. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    I was concerned I'd really miss the home button, however I was also shocked at how quickly I adjusted to the gestures. Love the iPhone X!
     
  24. Steve686 macrumors 68040

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    Also to note, I guess the swipe up for Home would be pretty easy to get used to as the Home Bar on X and Home Button on all other iPhones is basically in the same spot on every model.
     
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