Anyone else hate the volume buttons on the side?

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  1. TH55, Oct 29, 2015
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    TH55 macrumors 68030

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    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 P6

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    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

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    I use them all the time. Never had an issue with their placement.
     
  4. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    no but i hate the power button being on the side
     
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    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 68040

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    Ditto. Never had an issue with the volume buttons until the the power button moved to the side as well.
     
  9. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  13. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    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 603

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    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

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    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 601

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

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    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 Westmere

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    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

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    97.4% of the "facts" stated in Internet forums are pulled from a poster's nether regions...

    C

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

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    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 68030

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    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.
     
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    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 68040

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    That's my case.
     
  24. that be me macrumors 6502

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    LG has gained popularity for placing them on the back of their flagship devices.
     

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