Back Button Annoying - Should be able to Move

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by davewolfs, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. davewolfs macrumors regular

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    The back button on the iPhone 6 has become unreachable for me. I can't extend my thumb to the top left corner comfortably. Using reachability every time I want to click back isn't an ideal solution.

    I feel like developers should bring down the back button on their apps similar to how Safari has things setup or at least offer it as an option. Literally one of the most used touch areas of the phone has moved to the hardest to reach part of the screen.

    Given that the bezel is so big, it would have made sense to make them touch responsive and able to assign them to some sort of hotkey e.g. back.
     
  2. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    You can swipe from the very very left part of the screen to go back in all of apples stock apps and some third party apps (I think)

    Try it out, it's been a feature to swipe back to go back a page since iOS 7.
     
  3. ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

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    Surprised people still don't know about this feature.
     
  4. davewolfs, Nov 30, 2014
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    davewolfs thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did not know about this. Thank you! Perhaps we will see more apps implement this as they update for IP6 and IP6+.
     
  5. bushido Suspended

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    This works with any app by default since the iOS 7 days
     
  6. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Not all apps. Quite a few of mine have back buttons.
     
  7. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    It works in lots of apps even if there's a back button. Even the stock iOS apps have back buttons but it still works.

    Developers have to code for it so if they haven't; then it won't work in their apps.
     
  8. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    You can also double tap the home button to pull down the screen. This may need to be turned on.
     
  9. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I have several apps that don't allow swiping. Some have been updated for iOS8 too!
     
  10. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The OP mentioned that. He's right too, using it every time you need to go back is not convenient.

     
  11. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Oh, my bad. I didn't see that. I totally agree, swiping is the way to go.
     
  12. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    Many apps still lack the support for this feature. That's a shame since is really convenient with the bigger iPhones.
     

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