Anyone else hate the location of the sleep button?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fr0stie, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. fr0stie macrumors newbie

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    Not only am I constantly still hitting the top of my phone, but when I do realize it's on the side, I'm constantly hitting the volume buttons too for leverage.

    Ugh, first world problems!:rolleyes:
     
  2. Funnone macrumors regular

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  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Expected as we've used to the sleep/wake button at the top since 2007. Give it a few days to kick the old habit then it'll feel quite natural again.
     
  4. HenryDJP macrumors 603

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    Nope. Love it better in the position it's in, on the side.
     
  5. Bobajobbob macrumors regular

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    Yes. I accidentally hit the volume buttons and have to think now when switching to iPad. I don't understand why iPad has the button on the top but the phone now needs it on the side. Strange decision and a mistake in my view.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The iPad isn't designed for one-handed use.
     
  7. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't say I hate it, and I actually l Ike the fact that it's not on top, for durability reasons. I will say, though, I also keep hitting the volume buttons for leverage, and even though I'm pretty used to the placement, it still feels a little awkward.
     
  8. hipnetic macrumors 6502a

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    I'm adjusting to it, but yes, I've run into the problem where I go to click it and my other fingers are on the opposite side providing leverage and I end up clicking the volume and power buttons at the same time, and the phone interprets that by obeying the volume control button click and ignoring the power button click.
     
  9. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I've occasionally forgotten the button has changed position but I'm getting used to it now.
     
  10. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    I got used to it within 10 minutes and never looked back.
     
  11. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    You mean the power button? Nope. Works much more naturally when using 1-handed. It takes less negotiation for my thumb to reach it than it did for my forefinger to reach the top (previously).
     
  13. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Although it works better for 1 handed use, I know alot of us still reach for the top!
     
  14. bluer101 macrumors regular

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    I wish it could be used as the shutter in the camera mode. Maybe they can put that in a future update so you can toggle it on in camera settings.
     
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    That would be a nice feature...
     
  16. brand macrumors 601

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    And thats why you don't design mobile devices..
     
  17. fxbeta macrumors member

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    It only took a few days to stop going towards the top out of habit. But I too have found myself unintentionally pressing the volume button on the opposite side when trying to hit the sleep button.
     
  18. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    You can already take pictures by clicking the volume buttons.
     
  19. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Most people are right handed and we already have the volume button for that.
     
  20. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I actually like it on the side. Coming from the Galaxy S4 and the S5 that I had in the past, I actually liked it on the side. I can use either hand to hold it. If I hold it with right hand, I use my thumb to hit the sleep/wake button. If I hold it with my left hand I use my index.

    The only issue I had with the S4 and the S5 was the button click was so soft that yes I end up hitting the volume button first. But not with the 6 Plus.
     
  21. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    We hated each other at first, yes. Now, after hashing out or differences, we're the best of friends.
     
  22. njshafou macrumors newbie

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    It made it easier transitioning from the Galaxy S5 for me :D
     
  23. jayes macrumors regular

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    Getting used to it but don't like it. I'm also constantly adjusting the volume. Have to think about hand placement all the time.
     
  24. TSKY74 macrumors regular

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    Got used to it in the side now. Easier to hit on the 6's now instead of trying to reach for the top.
     

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