Assistive Touch UI is awesome, need more of it

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by cleo1, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. cleo1 macrumors regular

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    Since the lock button on my iPhone 5 is broken, I am reduced to using assistive touch to simulate one digitally. I was always impressed with the practicality and aesthetics of the UI, and it is apparently eye-catching as well, promoting rubbernecking and drawing "oohs" and "ahs" from onlookers. Perhaps in iOS 8 a similar mechanism could be used to navigate a nesting control center or settings menu?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Is this different in some way in iOS 7 than previous versions?
     
  3. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    Yes the UI background is blurry just like the whole OS.
     

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  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Does that make it really better/different then?

    Just trying to get in idea if there's really something new/different/specific in relation to it in iOS 7, or if this thread is more of an iOS 6 (or even 5) if not just a generic iPhone/iPad one.
     
  5. jlocatell macrumors newbie

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    In fact I'd like to have the more info about this really forgotten feature.

    I've not my home button broken, but I 've encountered a better way for using my iphone via AT.

    J
     
  6. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    There was asked for a difference and there was a difference regarding the background so I posted it. Sorry for contributing to this thread. Other than that, I also posted a screenshot so you could have a look at it. Did you?
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I did. I was just trying to find out if there was something significantly new/different about Assistice Touch when it comes to iOS 7 (mainly from the OP) given this thread about it in the iOS 7 forum.
     
  8. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    I think Facebook's Chat Heads on Android are the most practical and most well-done version of this UI. They're one thing I envy of Android.
     
  9. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    I broke part of the top metal band on my 4s early this year, used this option for a while but got tired quickly and spend almost 100 usd for the whole metal housing because i also broke the power button flex.

    If you dont know you can make the tripe tap of the hoke button toggle on/off the assist ui.
     
  10. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    What I'm wondering (and assume C DM is as well) are there actual functional differences in iOS7 Assistive Touch that's not present in iOS6?
     
  11. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    He was talking about the assistive touch UI. Not assistive touch by itself.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Either one--basically what prompted the thread to be placed in the iOS 7 forum (rather than iOS 6 or iPhone forum)? Is there something significantly new or different about it when it comes to iOS 7?
     
  13. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    That's new.
    Fairly poor thing that I have to quote myself...
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, but it's simply being consistent with the new OS design and not something that is specifically new to Assistive Touch individually, nor is it even something that is really meaningfully/drastically new/different that would typically really get someone to post a whole new thread about it, right? Thus the wonder if there is something more to it which prompted the new thread about it here.
     
  15. Joe HS macrumors 6502

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    They haven't increased the size or curvature of the corners of the button to match iOS 7 home screen icons, it's still the same as pre-iOS 7 app icons.
     

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