Can we somehow tap on the touch id sensor and be redirected to the home screen?

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  1. Moshe1010, Sep 20, 2014
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    Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

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    If we can tap on the touch sensor and our display moves down, why can't we tap on it twice (for example) and it would bring us to the home screen? Pressing on the home button is annoying...
     
  2. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    uh...is this a serious question? Is this your first iPhone?
     
  3. techiebug macrumors 6502a

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  4. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    It's a brilliant question actually.
     
  5. Thegap77 macrumors member

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    Double tap to turn screen on?
    Too much innovation?
     
  6. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    If you jailbreak there is a tweak called "Virtual Home" you can install which does exactly what you are asking.
     
  7. Moshe1010 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So we basically need to wait zillion years again for iOS 8 jailbreak? :(
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Or alternatively you can use the floating assistive touch button and pretty much do away with the home button completely. I only use my home button to turn the screen on, that's it.
     
  9. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    I hear you, OP. I know when I have to press the home button a few times, my arm is dead.
     
  10. mkstewartesq@co macrumors regular

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    Awesome..

    M
     
  11. Moshe1010 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tell us when the funny part comes, so we can laugh.
     
  12. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    No no, I wasn't making a joke. You completely misunderstood.
     
  13. Hal~9000, Sep 21, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014

    Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, either that or come out with your own iOS 8 jailbreak.

    In addition I'm stock and I use AssistiveTouch so I don't have to press the home (saving wear and tear) since I plan to keep my phone 4-5 years and the buttons tend to fail over time. You could try this out and see if you like it.
     
  14. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Yup. You press the Touch ID sensor and you're directed to homescreen.
     

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