iPhone Assistive Touch and Screen Sleep bug?!?!

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by jrodsep, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. jrodsep macrumors 6502

    jrodsep

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    Hi guys. I'm having the weirdest glitch/bug on iOS 6 (iPhone 5). Almost every time I activate assistive touch the screen will not dim and go to sleep by itself after a minute. I have checked and I have one minute sleep time and it works great when the assistive touch is not activated on the accessibility menu. Anyone else have this happen? Thanks.
     
  2. Beeplance macrumors 65816

    Beeplance

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    Haven't experienced that before. But I do know that with assistive touch enabled, sometimes the screen does take a longer time to dim. For example, if a notification comes in on your lockscreen, with assistive touch enabled, the screen will take slightly longer to dim than if it was not enabled.

    I think reason for Apple implementing this is because people who use assistive touch may be users who have difficulty using the phone, and their home/lock button may be faulty. Hence, with assistive touch enabled, the screen tend to stay on longer to provide more time for the owner to react so that he/she will not need to fumble with the faulty buttons to turn on the screen. I highly doubt that this is a bug, but in fact a function to make the iPhone more user-friendly even if the buttons stop working as usual.

    Cheers ^^
     
  3. jrodsep thread starter macrumors 6502

    jrodsep

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    I had though of that but when I used the feature on my iPhone 4 running 5.0 it worked great.
     
  4. midnight555 macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue. If the last thing that you do is swipe to another page or press the real home button, it will go to sleep. It will not go to sleep if the last thing you do is press the virtual home button.
     
  5. sevendust macrumors newbie

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    I also have it in my iphone.
     
  6. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

    Thetonyk123

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    Tested and confirmed with iPod touch 4g iOS 6.0

    It worked fine for me when my home button broke in August (Thank god for Applecare)
     
  7. liteshow macrumors regular

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    Bug Still exists on ios 6.0.1

    I have the issue with my 4s on both ios 6.0. Upgrading to ios 6.0.1 did not fix the issue.

    It's annoying since I have to remember that the last thing I touch is NOT the assistive touch before putting away the phone. Otherwise, the phone stays on forever and drains the battery!
     
  8. L-Tuned macrumors regular

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    Rearrange the icons?

    Is it possible to rearrange the icons? :confused:
     
  9. arikanami macrumors newbie

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    i have also the same problem, after hard reboot and reset setting it works fine...but after using it for a while, problem occours...can anyone find a solution to this, thanks
     
  10. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, just lock the screen when done
     
  11. L-Tuned macrumors regular

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    I am not talking about the circle. I meant the icons after you open it.
     
  12. nefariousaussie macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if there was a work around or setting (that I've missed) for this.

    Also, is there anyway to stop the virtual home button moving around the screen.
     
  13. apprunner macrumors regular

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    the sleep bug was fixed in 6.1

    Also, you cannot lock the virtual home button in one place.
     

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