Anyone else hate the volume buttons on the side?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. TH55, Oct 29, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2015

    TH55 macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    I never use them deliberately, I hit them accidentally almost every time I handle my phone, especially now with the sleep button on the side. How often do people really need to adjust the volume? I always have mine all the way up for talking on the phone, the ONLY time I ever touch the volume is when I'm listening to music in which case it is easily adjustable through the music app, CC and the lock screen.
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    There location does, at time, cause a problem but after a few days I got used to it and it does not bother me.
  3. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    I use them all the time. Never had an issue with their placement.
  4. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2009
    Atlanta GA
    no but i hate the power button being on the side
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
  6. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

    Aug 12, 2014
  7. Berthacrowley macrumors member


    Sep 29, 2015
    Nahant, MA
    The volume buttons on the side have never bothered me but the power button being moved to the side drives me insane! I always end up adjusting the volume accidentally when trying to turn the screen off (but I blame the power button for this instead of the volume because the volume buttons have always been on the side and the power button only moved there on 6!)
  8. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    Ditto. Never had an issue with the volume buttons until the the power button moved to the side as well.
  9. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Yup, it's the location of the power button that's the problem. I hit the volume button almost every time I turn the phone on or off. :(
  10. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2015
    No problem with the placement of the volume buttons. Does any other phone manufacturer place them elsewhere?
    As far as the power, it's muscle memory. I hated it on the iPhone 6 but I've reprogrammed myself and now it's second nature.
  11. wproct macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2014
    These are interesting comments for me. I am a 5s user and I just love my phone. My main complaint is the power/screen lock button being located on the top of the phone which is awkward for me, I was delighted when I saw that button moved to the side of the phone on the 6 series Iphones. However, I never gave it a thought that this movement of the power button could cause the accidental hitting of the volume buttons. And no, I very seldom actually use the volume buttons on my Iphone 5s.
  12. Laurie65 macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2015
    In front of my computer
  13. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    I hate that the power and volume buttons are at the same point on each side. I often try to turn off the phone, but get volume instead.
  14. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    It isn't a problem on the Plus models because they're taller, and the side buttons are above where your hands are whilst holding the phone. My partner's HTC One M8 on the other hand....every time I pick that phone up I adjust the volume.

    I use assistive touch anyway, and always alter my volume with the screen controls. The stiff, clicky and cheap-feeling power button only ever gets used when I do a hard reset/enter DFU mode.
  15. mirz2000 macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2013
    Yeah, I have definitely been hitting the volume buttons inadvertently. I do actually like the power button being on the side, but I think the fact that it is right across from the volume button is causing it in my case. Wouldn't say I hate it though... just is going to take some getting used to.
  16. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Easy to get used to on the 6S, but not on the plus. Had one for a year.
  17. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    No the power button makes much more sense on the side. It was in a horrible spot before, on the top right of the phone when 99% of people are right handed and hold the phone in their right hand so reaching it was extremely awkward and difficult.

    I've had this feature since my 4S, jailbroken I reassigned the down volume button to sleep. It looks like the 6 finally realized this too.

    Its original spot on the first generation on the top left was fine because when held in your right hand your index finger can easily reach it.

    When they moved it to the top right for God knows what reason (because Steve Jobs is left handed?) I was dumbfounded.
  18. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Not so sure that 99% of people are right handed and that even out of those that are that everyone holds the phone in the right hand.
  19. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2009
    Edmonton, AB
    97.4% of the "facts" stated in Internet forums are pulled from a poster's nether regions...


    Whoops... Make that 97.5% now...
  20. off_piste macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2015
    I haven't had a problem with either the power or volume buttons. They're in the most logical positions. "You're doing it wrong." comes to mind reading these complaints.
  21. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    Took me a week to get used to. I knew I'd converted when I picked up my old iPod and pressed the side - and there was nothing there.
  22. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Actually, I would think that most right-handed people are holding the phone in their left-hand so that they can use/touch the phone using their dominant (i.e. right) hand.
  23. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    That's my case.
  24. that be me macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2013
    LG has gained popularity for placing them on the back of their flagship devices.

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