Be careful when buying a case for your iPod touch 6!

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  1. DUCKofD3ATH Suspended

    DUCKofD3ATH

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    The iPt 5th gen. ULAK case I got for the 6th gen. touch fits perfectly, but its window fits too exactly the dimensions for the display, which makes it very difficult to drag icons from screen to screen, and to display the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. The case's beveled frame prevents your finger from going to the edge of the screen the way the iPod expects. You can drag icons and display the Control Center, but it takes patience.

    After googling the problem, I learned that it had occurred with the 5th gen. touches too. Unless Apple adds some leeway to make swipe detection more forgiving, there are a lot of cases that will be more of a hindrance than help.

    I found a workaround that's clumsy but works well enough that I'm keeping the ULAK case: under Settings, click General > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut and select AssistiveTouch. Now you can display the Control Center by pressing the Home button three times and clicking on the Assistive Touch button that appears.
     
  2. three macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the heads up! If I'm ever looking for another case, I'll definitely keep that in mind. On another note, I picked up a Belkin Shield Sheer yesterday for my sixth generation iPod touch (designed for the fifth generation) and it fits perfectly. No issues or fitment problems with it. :D
     
  3. jrs22, Jul 24, 2015
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    jrs22 macrumors 6502

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    Another thanks for the heads up! I was going to order the otterbox defender but instead I ordered the otterbox prefix. Its not as protective as the defender but also doesn't come as close to the edges of the screen on the top and bottom. Like the defender the prefix doesn't have the hole for the wrist strap.


    My ipt4 has lasted for many years with a simple switcheasy silicone case so I should be fine. Lime green with Monday delivery.
     
  4. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought a cheap £5 case from the mall - fits fine.

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  5. JemiS macrumors newbie

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    Got the lime green prefix for mine as well, fits perfectly and works well. Everything easily accessible, buttons press easily, and best of all (imo) no built in screen protector.
     
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    Did you use the separate screen protector that it came with?
     

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