Do you wake your iPhone with the sleep/wake or home button?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hierobryan, Jun 26, 2009.

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I wake my iPhone with

  1. the sleep/wake button

    25 vote(s)
    16.9%
  2. the home button

    80 vote(s)
    54.1%
  3. both buttons

    43 vote(s)
    29.1%
  1. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    Vote!

    Please explain why you wake your iPhone the way you do. I'm just curious. I always use the sleep/wake button, never the home button, because I've seen stories where the home button becomes unresponsive, so I don't want to wear it out. I've also seen a case where the home button would stop working because there was a build up of dust/crud under it.
     
  2. celticpride678

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    I use the home button. It is always easier for me.:)
     
  3. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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  4. David G. macrumors 65816

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    The home button. I assume there will be a poll coming, right?
    Edit: Yay, a poll!
     
  5. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Voted home button because it's easier to do with one hand especially for right-handed people. If you go for the sleep/wake button you have to change your grip.
     
  6. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    Both. It usually depends on how I'm holding it. If my thumb is by the home button, I'll use that. If my pointer finger is by the sleep/wake button, I'll use that.
     
  7. TSX macrumors 68030

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  8. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    I always wake it with the home button and send it to sleep with the sleep/wake button.

    This is becuase when i grab my iPhone out my pocket my thump is always covering the home button, therefore if i press it when pulling it out my screen will be on when its out on my pocket!
     
  9. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Sleep/wake button, because my finger rests on it when I hold the phone in my left hand.
     
  10. malachiman macrumors regular

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    usually sleep/wake but thats because it's more convenient as I keep my phone in my left pocket but am right handed and so as I change hands I use my left index finger to press sleep/wake. Seldom do I use home.
     
  11. hierobryan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. I'm surprised that most of you use the home button. How odd.
     
  12. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    Now see I put my phone in my right pocket, and whenever I put it away I put it top down (home button up) so whenever I take it out I directly put my thumb on the home button, so it's the quickest way to turn it on.
     
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  14. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    If you're doing the unlocking one-handed, there is no way you can do it more conveniently with the sleep/wake button.

    Using the home button, you're already gripping the phone properly to slide. Using the sleep/wake with either hand you have to change your grip before sliding to unlock.
     
  15. soopamac macrumors member

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    sleep/wake button. got used to it from all the years of using windows mobile phones.
     
  16. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a

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    it would appear your method is even more odd
     
  17. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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  18. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    both.

    There are 3 options.

    If i get my iphone out of my pocket to unlock it and do something on the phone. I will use the home button 99% of the time. It's simply the most convenient place to have your finger to then unlock the phone.

    If I get my iphone out of my pocket to check the time, or see if I've missed any calls or texts, I use the wake/sleep button 99% of the time. This is because after I've seen the time I like to put the phone back to sleep in an attempt to preserve battery life.

    If the iphone is sitting on a table/desk or whatever, it really depends on positioning and how i grab it, and where my fingers are, and variables such as these. So in this case I do both.
     
  19. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    Neither. I always wait for someone to phone me.
     
  20. entity macrumors regular

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    If I'm pulling the phone out of my pocket, than my finger is usually rest on the sleep button. If I'm already hold it say off a desk, than it is the home key =].
     
  21. mynameisrichard macrumors member

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    I just thought about it. That's exactly how I do it too... but then again, I'm unlocking my phone probably 95% of the time, so more than not I'm using the home button.
     
  22. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Whatever is closest pretty much. If its in my pocket with lock button up ill use that, if the home button is up ill use that.
     
  23. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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  24. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Closest button always seems to be the sleep/wake from my front pocket....
     
  25. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    well that's unfortunate for you. as soon as you hang up the iphone goes back to sleep :p
     

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