Do you ever accidentally click the bottom of the home screen and go to the next page?

TH55

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Nov 5, 2011
3,023
107
I consistently do this on my 6, extremely annoying. When I go to click a bottom row app it clicks the space below the bottom row instead going to the next page of apps and then selects an app from that page. So frustrating.
 
Last edited:

JayLenochiniMac

macrumors G5
Nov 7, 2007
12,815
2,354
New Sanfrakota
No, I don't have this problem. Do you lack good hand-eye coordination because I can't imagine clicking on those instead of smack dab in the middle of the intended app? They sit halfway between the bottom row of apps and the dock so avoiding them should be rather easy to do.
 

TH55

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Nov 5, 2011
3,023
107
No, I don't have this problem. Do you lack good hand-eye coordination because I can't imagine clicking on those instead of smack dab in the middle of the intended app? They sit halfway between the bottom row of apps and the dock so avoiding them should be rather easy to do.
I would think so too, it's only happened on the 6. Maybe because this space is increased?
 

joeblow7777

macrumors 603
Sep 7, 2010
5,968
6,757
I actually didn't even realize that those dots did anything but tell you which page of apps you're on, so no, I can say with certainty that I haven't hit them by accident before.
 

sunking101

macrumors 604
Sep 19, 2013
6,671
1,812
Once I think. I've mis-hit links on webpages way more frequently with my butter fingers.
 

tiartrop

macrumors regular
Oct 28, 2008
136
0
I consistently do this on my 6, extremely annoying. When I go to click a bottom row app it clicks the dot instead going to the next page of apps and then selects an app from that page. So frustrating.
I'm lost, which dot you're talking about??
 

Givmeabrek

macrumors 68040
Apr 20, 2009
3,378
1,046
NY
Never touched them. I've had every iPhone model and didn't even know they did anything. :cool:
 

JayLenochiniMac

macrumors G5
Nov 7, 2007
12,815
2,354
New Sanfrakota
I actually didn't even realize that those dots did anything but tell you which page of apps you're on, so no, I can say with certainty that I haven't hit them by accident before.
Never touched them. I've had every iPhone model and didn't even know they did anything. :cool:
Wow, two regulars since 2009/2010 who've been unaware of this.

Another tip: Hitting the lower right hand corner of the screen above the dock also flips the page to the right. Likewise, the lower left hand corner of the screen above the dock flips the page to the left.
 

TH55

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Nov 5, 2011
3,023
107
Wow, two regulars since 2009/2010 who've been unaware of this.

Another tip: Hitting the lower right hand corner of the screen above the dock also flips the page to the right. Likewise, the lower left hand corner of the screen above the dock flips the page to the left.
So it's not the dots, its the whole space. I've edited my op, this makes it an even bigger flaw. Why would they implement this? When would anyone want to tap a random area to go to the next page when they already have a gesture that does this - swiping right.
 

JayLenochiniMac

macrumors G5
Nov 7, 2007
12,815
2,354
New Sanfrakota
So it's not the dots, its the whole space. I've edited my op, this makes it an even bigger flaw. Why would they implement this? When would anyone want to tap a random area to go to the next page when they already have a gesture that does this - swiping right.
So you're flicking it by accident? I don't have this problem either so it's not a "flaw."
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
47,538
16,043
So it's not the dots, its the whole space. I've edited my op, this makes it an even bigger flaw. Why would they implement this? When would anyone want to tap a random area to go to the next page when they already have a gesture that does this - swiping right.
Because it's easier (less reach of a thumb) and quicker (just a tap). It's a shortcut that's been there for a long long time. Just because you don't find this useful and actually somehow manage to accidentally invoke it when the vast majority never do, doesn't make an actual feature used by various people a flaw. Seems like the flaw is in how you end up using it.
 

joeblow7777

macrumors 603
Sep 7, 2010
5,968
6,757
So it's not the dots, its the whole space. I've edited my op, this makes it an even bigger flaw. Why would they implement this? When would anyone want to tap a random area to go to the next page when they already have a gesture that does this - swiping right.
Flaw? I don't think that it's a problem for most users. Just one more way to turn the page. Some users, like myself, didn't even notice it. I don't really see how you're consistently hitting it by accident unless you're trying to tap icons with your eyes closed.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
47,538
16,043
Either way, the vast majority of us do not turn the page by accident either by flicking or touching the dots or the area immediately above the dock.
Its a rather small area that activates it too now that I played around it some more. Rather hard to do it accidentally.
 

EM2013

macrumors 68000
Sep 2, 2013
1,744
1,366
Another tip: Hitting the lower right hand corner of the screen above the dock also flips the page to the right. Likewise, the lower left hand corner of the screen above the dock flips the page to the left.
Never noticed this.

As for the op, I've never turned the page by accident either.
 

ron7624

macrumors 68020
Oct 14, 2011
2,228
437
Houston, Texas area
I've never done this unintentionally, I have however done it to go to the next screen. I don't think it's a flaw, but a valid shortcut without having to flick.
 

T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
8,086
2,055
Oregon
So it's not the dots, its the whole space. I've edited my op, this makes it an even bigger flaw.
A flaw is a defect. The thing you are complaining about is a feature. Just because I you don't like it doesn't make it wrong or bad.

Why would they implement this? When would anyone want to tap a random area to go to the next page when they already have a gesture that does this - swiping right.
Because having options is a good thing. They have a function where you tap a specific area and it takes you to the next page, makes sense to me! If you don't like the function, don't use it.