Disappointed with side power button!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JodyK, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. JodyK macrumors 6502a

    JodyK

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Location:
    Northern Atlanta suburbs
    #1
    7 years of the power button being on the top and they mess with it. I just tried doing a screen shot and then it hit me ... I hate the power button the side!

    HATE it.

    It feels akward and unnatural. Apple products just work ... This doesn't. Screen shot top and bottom ... When I did it felt like I might drop it while trying to do it.

    And what if you hit the power button during a call while holding in your hand???

    Feelings???
     
  2. kerrikins macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    #2
    It is awkward at first, but having had the phone a couple of days, I'm getting used to it.

    Also I just tested and hitting the power button doesn't do anything during a call...
     
  3. AppleKash macrumors 6502

    AppleKash

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Location:
    South Texas
    #3
    It only bothers me because I end up hitting the volume at the same time. :( need to get used to this. I think the bigger screens however are great..
     
  4. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

    powerstrokin

    Joined:
    May 18, 2013
    #4
    You're doing it wrong. :p

    It does the same thing on mine as it always has during a call.
     
  5. Pochi Hanaki macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    #5
    I hate it. It is even worse trying to turn it off in apple's leather case. It takes me several seconds to do it.
     
  6. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
  7. Batman89 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
  8. Steve686 macrumors 68030

    Steve686

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Location:
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    #8
    It really helps keep me from hitting the power button when using the phone in landscape mode.
     
  9. lke macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    #9
    2,555 vs 4 days for the side power button makes sense to wait a little.

    I like the side power button because the big size of the iphone 6 it is difficult to reach.

    Take some time and you will find that it is the best location
     
  10. McPc macrumors 6502

    McPc

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Location:
    CA
    #10
    My iphone 6 case already has a wear mark where the location of the power button used to be LOL! Gonna take some getting used to.
     
  11. kerrikins macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    #11
    Hm, no, it must have been my phone because I tested it earlier and just now and it didn't do anything other than turn the screen off. I tested it again while writing this and it ended the call, so I'm guessing that this is what you're referring to. :p Idk why it didn't do it before, though it's funnier to me that in the five years I've had an iPhone it's never been an issue for me to the extent that I didn't know what it did.

    I still don't see it as a huge issue with the new design, though, because with the placement of the power button I literally had to adjust my hand while holding it up to my ear in order to be in danger of hitting it. I'd just say give yourself some time. :)
     
  12. ericschmerick macrumors regular

    ericschmerick

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2004
    Location:
    China
    #12
    Yeah, I'm with the OP. Seems like a mistake so far, not very user-friendly at all, at least on the 6+.
     
  13. AppleTecFan macrumors 6502

    AppleTecFan

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Location:
    N/A
    #13
    Its not exactly ergonomic to keep it at the top.
    ex. HTC One M8
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #14
    Yeah I keep searching for the button on top, and now I have to finger hunt the side for it.
     
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

    12vElectronics

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2013
    Location:
    California
    #15
    I keep wanting to press the power button on top. It's hard breaking the habit!
     
  16. woody55 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2014
    #16
    Sadly mine still on order, so will have to wait and see! But when I tried one in the shop did appear that the phone was too big to keep the power button at the top!
     
  17. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2012
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
  18. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    #18
    I originally hated it on the Moto X when I first got it, but now I can't live with the power/sleep button being anywhere but the side.

    Go use any HTC phone and then you'll definitely appreciate it on the side.
     
  19. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    #19
    It took two days for me to get used to it. It's better on the side than at the top because it's easier to reach when using it one handed. Unfortunately it sucks for left handed people. It's much easier to reach when using it in your right hand.
     
  20. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2002
    #20
    On my wife's 6 I found myself also pressing volume up when pressing the power button. Have to adjust the grip to hit power without doing it.

    I'll have to report back when my 6+ comes.
     
  21. iRobertM macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Location:
    Seattle WA.
    #21
    FYI. this joke stop being funny years ago.
     
  22. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    A Natural State
    #22
    Feels natural to me, as my thumb naturally rests near there when gripping my phone. I much prefer it to the side personally.
     
  23. appleii.c macrumors 6502

    appleii.c

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2013
    #23
    Personally, I prefer the silly "old" jokes to the utterly ridiculous complaints:

    "I HATE the button on the side"

    "The home button clicks too loudly, Apple is losing their edge"

    "The icons are too flat, what are they thinking"

    "Steve never would have..."
     
  24. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    #24
    Once again I got fooled into opening a thread because of the exclamation mark!
     
  25. MH01 Suspended

    MH01

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    #25
    For people coming from the 5S, I understand why this is awkward.

    For those of us coming from other large phones, its the logical spot.

    Just give it some time.
     

Share This Page