Do you accidentally press the volume buttons when trying to sleep your phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vaultwit, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. vaultwit macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    I've noticed that when I'm done use my 6, and want to sleep it, I accidentally press the volume buttons right before pressing the sleep button. This causes the sleep button to not sleep the phone, and you have to press it a few times to get it to sleep...

    I know it's a minor thing, but I'm just wondering if anyone else found it slightly annoying?? I feel like it should still sleep the phone even if the volume button is pressed first.
  2. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000


    Apr 5, 2011
    Fidalgo Island
    Yea I noticed that I am doing that. But I also somehow did it on the 5s too lol:D
  3. Ezra923 macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2012
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    No, I accidentally press the non-existent button at the top.
  5. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Surprisingly that hasn't been an issue for me.

    The volume buttons have been though.
  6. vaultwit thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    Glad to hear I'm not the only one... I really wouldn't mind if pressing the volume button didn't prevent the sleep button from working. I'm hoping that Apple will notice this and change it in a future software update, but I'm not holding my breath for it...
  7. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    Unfortunately yes. I hate the placement of the buttons.
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Yes! Old habits die hard. Plus the side is a little awkward for me to reach -- but that's probably because I'm holding it wrong. :D
  9. B's iPhone macrumors regular

    B's iPhone

    Jul 9, 2008
    Where it's cold
    I do.
    The side power button is one of the few things I am not a fan of.
    We'll see in time though.
  10. OMAC83 macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2013
  11. amirite macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2009
    It prevents the phone from sleeping because you don't want to accidentally sleep your phone while changing the volume! I've accidentally pressed the sleep button while trying to turn up the volume.

    The real problem is the poorly thought out placement.
  12. Jr1985 macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010
    No, but I used to do this with my Nexus 5. Took a while to get used to the new button placement so you could switch off without changing the volume.
  13. ematsui macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2009
  14. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    I am apt to do the opposite. I want to raise or lower the volume and turn off the phone.

    I tested a Galaxy S4 last year with a similar setup. I HATED it then.

    And I still don't like it.
  15. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Yes and its annoying. I suppose I'll get the hang of it after time.
  16. Wise87 macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
  17. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    Its funny because i naturally try to lock it from the top. I find it much easier to lock it that way then the side
  18. Jimrod, Sep 21, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014

    Jimrod macrumors 65816

    Jun 24, 2010
    Yeah, this was a poor decision that made sense in theory but doesn't hold out in practice. The buttons are stiff to press so you try to counter the force with your other fingers naturally but the volume controls sit where those fingers go. The top placement would still have worked fine.

    Too much time playing with watches and not enough spent on the main product it seems... Just poor ergonomics and lack of in-use development.
  19. Cryates macrumors 68000

    Nov 19, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't happen to me. I guess you are holding it wrong.
  20. LostMyiPhone macrumors 6502

    Dec 19, 2012
    Do it a lot when taking pics. (Press both that is)
  21. dcorban macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    Yea, I quickly learned to keep my right thumb holding the phone in camera mode off to the right of the sleep button.
  22. turbineseaplane macrumors 68040


    Mar 19, 2008
    All the time I'm pressing the volume up instead of the lock button.

    For me, I wish the button sides were reversed. Not sure why, just how I always seem to grab it.
  23. dmylrea macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2005
    thiought i would never see such an ill-conceived placement of buttons on the 6. The TOP was fine. Moved to the right side, now I am constantly mis-adejusting the buttons for the volume when trying to turn off my phone.

    Worst design flaw ever.

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